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    Agfa Optima 200

    Slightly out of date (4/2006) negative film Agfa Optima 200 (med.fm) - does anyone of you have any experience with this film? Is it well suited for landscape shooting? I primarily shoot Fuji NPS 160 and Pro 160 S, but might have an opportunity for this Agfa film.

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    Jiri Vasina

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    I have used it ... and I love the stuff - as much as I do ALL Agfa Color films.

    "Good for landscape?" - Why not? What makes a landscape so terribly different from all other photography?
    Carpe erratum!!

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    Thanks Ed,

    well I think that portrait films - less saturated films - are not so good for landscape for my taste, I prefer a bit of punch (?). It doesn't have to be the saturation of Velvia and the likes. Also the rendering balance of colors is good to keep an eye on, as I have a dislike for the Kodak Portras...

    That is the reason I ask...

    Jiri

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    Quote Originally Posted by poutnik
    Thanks Ed,

    well I think that portrait films - less saturated films - are not so good for landscape for my taste, I prefer a bit of punch (?). It doesn't have to be the saturation of Velvia and the likes. Also the rendering balance of colors is good to keep an eye on, as I have a dislike for the Kodak Portras...

    That is the reason I ask...

    Jiri
    Optima 200 is / was not a "portrait" film ... Agfa Optima --- I've got to look in my fridge --- No, I've used the last roll --- I think it was called "Portra" --- was less saturated and more or less (I never could tell much of a difference) balanced for portraiture. That had, IIRC, a "box speed" of 160. Good stuff.
    Carpe erratum!!

    Ed Sukach, FFP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poutnik
    Thanks Ed,

    well I think that portrait films - less saturated films - are not so good for landscape for my taste, I prefer a bit of punch (?). It doesn't have to be the saturation of Velvia and the likes. Also the rendering balance of colors is good to keep an eye on, as I have a dislike for the Kodak Portras...

    That is the reason I ask...

    Jiri
    Agfa Optima - which came in 100, 200 and 400 was the "generic" Agfa pro negative film. Had a very nice colour palette and plenty of saturation. Agfa Portra was the portatiture film.

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    agfa films

    I have always used Fuji negs for my landscape and Ilford XP2 for my B&W's. I liked Fuji because of the greens. What is Agfa like? Would someone please post a landscape with trees in it so I can see how it renders the greens? Thank you.

    Tim

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    Tim, I've ordered some Agfa Optima 100 in 120 rolls, so in time as it arrives, I'll try to shoot some landscapes and post sample images... I too use mainly Fuji negs (NPS 160, NPC 160, Pro 160 S, will try Pro 160 C) though...

    Jiri

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    Thank you Jiri. Most of my shooting is black & white and I know the film I like best there. It's the color that I'm prepared to experiment with. Thank you again.

    Tim



 

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