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Agfa Agfacolor Optima II Prestige 200 ASA Print Film

3.5 star rating
                      3.5 / 5 (2 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by noggro a Intermediate from Moscow, Russia

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2002

Strengths:    The best 200 pro film (if it isn't the only 200 pro film)
made in germany
outstanding colours

Weaknesses:    the grain might have been finer: in underlit places looks sort of like gold 200.

Bottom Line:   
Nice film. I really like the colours. Be careful choosing a lab: some "consumer" ones may mess up the prints. Looks great when developed in pro lab.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   Fotografia na Kuznet

Similar Products Used:   gold 200

Type of photography:   Other

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by R.D. Kenwood a Intermediate from CA

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2000

Strengths:    Terrific price.

Decent all-around performance (which is pretty hard to find) - it does well with skintones, but still pops colors.

Grain is good.

Weaknesses:    I tend to not like 200-speed films. The new 400-speed emulsions are every bit as fine-grained, and offer an additional stop of speed. At the same time, if I really want to make huge enlargements, then I go with a 100-speed film. This isn't a "weakness" of the Agfa product; just a comment on 200-speed print films in general.

Bottom Line:   
Sort of a compromise film, but I think it offers the wrong end of the compromise - the grain of a top-end 400-speed film, only without the speed. For all-purpose print film shooting, I'd recommend a 400-speed film - you'll get similar grain and color, with an additional stop of speed that can be very useful.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Similar Products Used:   Fuji, Kodak

Type of photography:   Other

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