I wish that the current vendors of the CR-200 film would have been kind enough to show real samples of the "Yellow" film they are selling along with appropriate on camera filter recomendations and how to tweak the E-6 chemistry to suit.
It is certainly nice to have a 200 ASA slide film as an alternative to Fuji, the Ektachrome is now out of production, the least they could do is sell film that works correctly such that the characteristics of the film would match Agfa's technical sheet.
I bought 20 rolls of this recently along with another 20 of the C41 film of similar name (CN200? I can't remember). Haven't shot anything yet, but about everything I see on the web looks yellowey! It does seem a mysterious film, with some fishy and vague background origin... I myself am hoping that it might remind me a little of the old Orwo UT films I used to use in the USSR - though those had an orangeish cast (and fantastic lime greens!!) ... In any event, I hope to be able to get something interesting and unique from these. Since I'm always shooting very old emulsions anyway, I'll think of these as equally 'off' (probably more, from what I see on the web). Beats a digicam anyday, far as I''m concerned.
Well, I'll be the designated idiot who bites the bullet and tries it out for everyone. Ordered it today and it shipped out today via mail/air mail (their words not mine). total cost US with shipping was only $68. not bad if it works. Not sure how long it will take to get here but I will roll a short roll, shoot it and then develop it the day I get it. Will post details and a few picts when its done.
I'm really hoping that there is no yellow cast as the price is great and I'm looiing for an inexpensive everyday slide film to shoot with people in the picture.
John, might you try the 82B filter recommended somewhere up above?
I would be curious to see the differences, with and without the filter.
Have fun experimenting.
Good Deal John! I tried ordering myself a 100' roll today but I don't have a PayPal account, I guess I will have to get my brother to order it for me.
Originally Posted by destroya
Somehow I think the rolls from Wittner-Cinetec are going to be really good!
Soon we will get the "Real" RSX 200 film.
Perhaps Wittner-Cinetec could be convinced to cut some 120 film and sheet sizes?
I certainly wish to express heartfelt thanks to all of you that have participated on this CR-200 subject and that we will get to the bottom of this "Yellow" problem soon.
Custom E-6 processing looks to be a great problem solver but getting a lab to add 15 seconds to the first developer time could be an uphill battle.
Filters on the lens are a good idea but I have far too many different lenses to buy filters for.
I am most impressed with BMXbikerider images where the first developer times was extended 15 seconds, those images are clean with excellent colour rendition characteristic of Agfa's healthy fresh slide films.
I shot my second CR200 last week when I was on vacation. This time, together with several rolls of Provia 400X and Velvia RVP50, I sent the Rollei to a professional photo lab instead of going the drug store route (despite I used the drug store chain that sends them to Fuji Eurocolor). I expect to get the films back today or tomorrow. We'll see if developement by a specialist can make a difference. I have hopes for this as it has already been shown in this forum that tweaking the development parameters can make a change.
Oh, and there's the E6 3-bath kit I bought last month. I already have a role of Rollei in my Pentax 67 for snapshots that I am willing to sacrifice for a test.
My order is in! let's see what develops, No pun intended.....
Got the films back - CR200 is, again, yellow, and curves like hell. All other films are great, as expected. Oh, well....
That is a Damn Shame, This was of course the film suplied by Maco/Rollei?
Originally Posted by j.c.denton
Hopefully the stuff from Wittner-Cinetec won't turn out like that, I am waiting for my 100' roll to arrive from Germany in a week or two