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05-17-2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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Agfa Vista 400 film

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Has anybody here had any experience with Agfa Vista 400 film?
I bought a 5 pack on ebay and my results are not good at all. I don't know if it was the processing or bad film. I will post up some full size untouched images in a minute.

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This grain looks more like digital noise to me ?

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Is this scanned from the photolab, or did you scan the negatives yourself? I had my local photolab botch my scans, and they looked far too grainy for 200 speed film.

To be honest, I didn't really care that they messed the scans, as I had the negatives, and could have them print the shots of my choice.

Oh, and did the seller metion anything particular about the film (storage conditions, expiry etc...)?
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that's pretty nasty ... it'd be intersting to see what the culprit is
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Thanks for the replies guys. These where processed and scanned to cd by target. Normally I get the 24 hour service, but these where one hour. Not sure if they where rushed or what, but I will try scanning the negs myself this afternoon and see what happens.
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My wife used the Walgreens Studio 35 ISO400 color negative film when AFAIK it was Agfa Vista.
Her prints never looked like that. It was a very nice film - not grainy, with very natural colors.

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oK, It turns out to be the scanning. While I am still not happy with the flat colors and lack of pop, atleast I can do something with it. Here are some straight scans that I did with resizing only. Some I scanned right to gray scale as well to see what they looked like.



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That is a big change for the better!!!
BTW what are you scanning with? I think that you use VueScan (like I do) from a previous post.
I have a Plustek 7500i with Silverfast 6.6 Ai which is a little bit overkill but I just purchased a Konica Minolta Dimage IV new on eBay.

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Vista was Agfa's least expensive color negative film.
Optima was a step up. Try some if you can find it...

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QuoteOriginally posted by lbenac Quote
That is a big change for the better!!!
BTW what are you scanning with? I think that you use VueScan (like I do) from a previous post.
I have a Plustek 7500i with Silverfast 6.6 Ai which is a little bit overkill but I just purchased a Konica Minolta Dimage IV new on eBay.

Cheers,

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Thanks. Yes, I use VueScan. I have another scanner with Silverfast, though, I have not used it in a while.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
Vista was Agfa's least expensive color negative film.
Optima was a step up. Try some if you can find it...

Chris
Thanks Chris. I am not blaming the film. I believe it was a combination of processing and mostly scanning. I have 4 more rolls, So I will try again.
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