AGFA film query.

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  1. Scurra

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    I was wandering about in town a few days ago and came across a single roll of "AGFA Ultra" It's an ISO 100 film that supposedly gives ultra high levels of colour saturation. Naturally I bought it just to see what it was like.

    Has anyone had experience with this film before as I have yet to load it or see any results of said film elsewhere.
     
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    I've shot Agfa 100 slide film, and it was good. Though Fuji slide film is the king in my book.

    Agfa makes a yummy darkroom paper. Love Agfa stuff. :D
     
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    I've yet to try the Ultra but I've used a lot of Agfa film in past and like it a lot.
     
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    I've used it. Think it's great. AGFA used to advertise their films with "Continental Colour". I thought it great stuff.
     
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    It does have very saturated colors. If you're going to shoot photos of any people, stay clear. The skin tones are awful. The grain is pretty big considering it's 100. It really oversaturates the reds too. If you want a print film that gives you slide like colors, give the Kodak UC 100 or 400 a try. I think it's much better than the AGFA ultra.
     
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    thanks for the input and voodoocat I will be out looking for some kodak in the near future!
     
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    if you guys like Agfa so much, you should be worried now, since Agfa has just sold its film division to a Belgium company and nobody knows right now what the new company is going to do with Agfa's products. This is at least what I've heard.
     
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    First Ilford now AGFA who are we going to rely on for film in the coming years.... they better not be trying to phase out 35mm film altogether.

    I suspect a conspiracy!
     
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    Films going to be pretty slim.. at least for 35mm in the years to come. Not enough people buy it to keep the big companies producing it. As long as I can get velvia 120 and 4x5 I'll be happy :D
     
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    bah! Chicken Little. Companies may merge and product names as we know them today might get fuzzy but it's going to be around. I prefer not buy into pre-panic because that will give the manufactuers an excuse to jack up the prices. :twisted:

    Wanna fight over it? :eyebrows:
     
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    Will it be mud wrestling ;)
     
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    More like mud-slinging! :twisted:
     

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