The Vivitar UWS strikes again: SLUTWALK Singapore!
Agfa CT Precisa on Vivitar UWS
In the near future if ever again I’m to view a developed Agfa Precisa on my UWS, I should put my sunglasses on.
To get that turquoise-greenish hue was my initial plan, but I have to admit it’s too blinding especially when there are no objects before the sky. I envy that royale blue tone of an xpro CT Precisa on a Lomo LC-A. Definitely gonna land my hands on that baby someday soon!
Just look at them heavenly blues!! I’ve only ever managed to get greenish yellow tones out of my cross-processed CT Precisas, so seeing these perked my interest again with this particular film. Could it be that only fresh Precisas produce royal blues? I know mine were expired by a few months when I got them..hmm…
These photos were taken around Brighton, UK by Harriet Green, do check out her flickr streamfor more of her lovely shots. Thanks for submitting Harriet and keep on experimenting!
New Vs Old emulsion CT Precisas? A film conspiracy!
Agfaphoto CT Precisa on Lomo LC-A+
Ok…so I’ve got my latest batch of precisa developed…and they came out…BLUE.
Well mostly anyway. Some have a slight greenish tinge but on the whole they’re blue. These were fresh films that are genuine precisas not fake as far as i can tell.
I had a chat with the man at the lab, and he reckons it’s quite a lot to do with the processing chemicals. This was the same lab that processed my last shots that came out really blue. All those precisa shots were from the same roll…weird.
I also emailed Kevin Meredith aka Lomokev about the green/blue thing… he’s written books on toy cameras/film photography, and runs courses in Brighton. He used to use Precisa all the time and he said,
“I don’t use agfa precisa now as it changed, its too green now. I use Lomography xpro Chrome 100 ASA.” (click here for some examples.)
“Definitely ditch the Precisa it’s just too unpredictable.”
Last month I went to a lot of gigs, and one of them featured two of my favorite local punk bands: The Garrison & Carburetor Dung. Needless to say, much of the rolls were spent on photographing them and this roll, became my absolute favorite.
I didn’t use a flash and all shots were taken under the Program mode, illuminated by the twinkling lights from the stage and its surroundings at Publika, Solaris Dutamas.
Honestly, I’m amazed at the clarity and wonderful colors of the original CT Precisa when cross processed. None of my 36 exposures even had the slightest yellowish-green shift synonymous with the newer Agfaphoto CT Precisa, assuring me that I did not waste my money bidding for 10 rolls of this coveted film!