From my perspective – Fujifilm will create some greenish color tone meanwhile Agfa Vista is more towards warm color cast and it is easily fixed in the Photoshop or Lightroom. Since then, I’ve stick with Agfa Vista 400 as my main film for street photography because I love the color and tone that it’s produced.
They have several types of film (you can see it all here) and the one that I’ve chose to shoot with is Kodak Vision3 200T (as the word “T” indicates Tungsten based color which works best with artificial lights).
Since I’m going to use this film for street photography – during daylight – some people recommends me to use a color conversion filter such as 85B, but – for me – since this is my first try of using this film – I don’t find any good reason why I need to spend my money for a filter – because my main objective is only to try it out and see how is the result would be. So, I’m using this film as it is – without any filter attached to my lens and below is some of the shots from the film itself.
Note: The film WILL produced some yellowish color cast in the scanned images. Therefore, I have fixed the color using Photoshop to tone it down to fix my liking.
- Once you’ve fix the color cast, the color tone will turn out very nice and clean.
What I don’t like about this film?
- Any white color objects will turn yellowish – eeww
- People skin color will also turn yellowish – I mean – very yellowish – double the eeww
Will I continue shooting with this film?
- Definitely not for me. This film does not fit into my shooting style.
If you like the tone it’s produced and really want to give this film a try, I am highly recommends you get it from Darkroom8. They also provide services to develop and scan your film as well.
Until then, see you in the next post!