Agfa Vista Plus 200 vs Fuji Superia 200 – edge markings

Currently Poundland in the UK are selling a film called Agfa Vista Plus 200 for a pound. It says “Made in Japan” on the box, so it’s pretty much got to be Fuji. But, fuji sell two different branded films at 200 ISO, (although I’m not 100% certain they really are all that different) – Fujicolor 200 and Superia 200. In theory the Superia is, well, superior.. but both seem like quite decent films for the price.

Anyhow, I wanted to compare the edge markings on the film itself, to see if I could tell if the Vista Plus was the same as Superia. Turns out the markings are different – the key bit to note is that the Superia has code “CA23” while the Vista Plus has “CA24” which I’m pretty sure means they’re not the same, although they are both made by Fuji.

Here’s the Fuji Superia 200:

Fuji_superia_200_edge_markings

… and here’s the Agfa Vista Plus 200:

Agfa_vista_plus_200_edge_markings

I’ll be posting shots from both rolls to my flickr stream over the next few days – so far both look great for cheap films, colour rendition far better than the Kodak Colorplus poundland also sell. If anything the Vista has slightly less obtrusive grain, but that might be becase my Superia roll was a few months old – should have been in date though, and has been kept in the fridge. Both were developed in the same tank at the same time.

 

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3 thoughts on “Agfa Vista Plus 200 vs Fuji Superia 200 – edge markings

  1. Ashley Pomeroy

    “so far both look great for cheap films, colour rendition far better than the Kodak Colorplus poundland also sell” – I can second this. In my experience Colorplus looks washed-out and everything seems a muddy grey-purple colour. I’ve just tried out some Agfa Vista (with CA24 edge markings, which is what brought me to this blog) and the colours are a lot nicer. It definitely has a Fuji-esque look, a bit green but it corrects well with Photoshop, otherwise nice and vivid.

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