Quote Originally Posted by Henning Serger View Post
This film is very old, both the Wittner and the Rollei films.
Because:
AviPhot Chrome 200 was coated at the former Agfa plant in Leverkusen / Germany, in 2005. All material now sold is at least 8 years old.
It has never been produced at the still running Agfa film factory in Mortsel / Belgium.
At the time when it was clear that the plant in Leverkusen will stop production, Mortsel ordered huge amounts of this film to be able to supply their aerial film customers for many years to come.
The film delivered by Agfa today is cool stored stock from their warehouse. There is no production of this film anymore. If the stock is depleted,well then....that's it. History.

To keep colour reversal film alive means buying Fuji (and AgfaPhoto CT Precisa) and, if this film really hit the market, the new Ferrania chrome film.

Best regards,
Henning
That is amazing! Here all this time I thought "Fresh" film was being made.

I guess Wittner-Cinetec purchased large rolls from Agfa that were recently taken from Agfa's cold storage whereas the "Yellow" CR-200 was purchased from Agfa's cold storage many, many years ago.

That is most amazing that Agfa Leverkusen produced this E-6 200 speed color slide film on both acetate base and polyester base at the same factory at the same time, AgX had commented about Agfa Belgium picking up a very large quantity of Aviphot Chrome 200 from Leverkusen and shipping it to Morisel, Belgium, I did not quite understand that this film was never made in Belgium, it is just sockpiled in frozen storage in Belgium.

Now when one decides to buy some converted Aviphot Chrome 200 slide film one needs to ask the question of when the film stock was purchased from Agfa Belgium's frozen storage warehouse.

That is really amazing that Aviphot Chrome 200 slide film was all actually made in Levekusen.

Agfa Leverkusen was an amazingly productive factory, I wonder if a "master roll" of Agfa Ultra 100 or Ultra 50 is still stored away in frozen storage somewhere in Europe, there is still one hell of a lot of APX and Scala around.