People could be forgiven for thinking that ‘Poundland Film‘ is a myth*. Agfa VistaPlus 200 rarely seems to make it onto the shelves of the two branches near us, and when it does, it seems to sell fast. Each time I’m anywhere near, I’ll nip in, just in case.
Once, and only once, Poundland had some stock and I bought all 8 rolls. It is of course the cheapest film there is (although by the time it’s been processed, it is comparable to cheap black and white if I develop that at home) but shouldn’t be discounted as the results can be pretty good.
I’m sure that I heard that it was Fujifilm C200 in a different box. I’m not sure if that’s true, but it certainly seems to perform in a similar way, especially when rendering reds. The look is undoubtedly analogue. It has the appearance that no amount of Hipstamatic magic can recreate.
I loaded a roll into my old Nikon F, fitted the wonky old 50mm Nikkor-S and headed out for an Autumnal walk with Emily…
Nikon F Photomic T, Nikkor-S 50mm 1.4, guessed metering, Agfa VistaPlus 200, processed and scanned by the magnificent FilmDev
*I posted this on my blog a couple of days ago and have received plenty of feedback that this Agfa film is in fact widely available at Poundland. In fact, I even found 4 rolls earlier today, although in a different store to the city centre one I usually try.