Talk:Agfacolor

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Cleanup ideas[edit]

The Agfacolor article could benefit from a deeper treatment. I have some hardcopy references, but I don't have much experience with it or much special knowledge, so it would be nice for people with more to contribute ideas about cleaning up the article:

  • Can someone who reads German and English bring over the information from the German Wiki article?
  • The trivia section needs to be integrated in the larger article.
  • Agfacolor had a unique "look", intentionally (the article already alludes to this 'touch' to a certain extent). That there was a race for the "best" color film glosses that there were substantially different opinions as to what film was best -- and for what situations it was best.
  • The article emphasizes movie stock, but more people will know it, and see it today, as still film.
  • The heavy comparison to Kodachrome is a little POV, especially since most readers now will never have used Kodachrome, either. Or especially, know much about it. There were lots of color films, and it may not be appropriate to say Agfacolor was specifically a response to Kodachrome.
  • The stories about "Women are Better Diplomats" are very interesting, but mostly belong in a separate article.
  • More attention needs to be given to the film's later incarnations, and to their final demise. It was a good film, why was it ultimately put out of production?

Alpha Ralpha Boulevard (talk) 00:55, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Reborn section[edit]

The aerial film marketed by Rollei today has as little to do with the pre-1978 West-German Agfa process as did East-German ORWO during the 1970s. The modern aerial film is actually Agfa RS(X) aka Aviphot, processed as either C-41 or E6, introduced circa during the early 1980s and made in 35mm still up until the demolition of the German Agfa factories in 2007 and 2008. From the late-1980s up until the early 90s, Agfa also used RSX for their Moviechrome line in Super8, available as 40 ASA. After 2008, RSX aka Aviphot was produced as medium format slide sheets by Agfa-Gaevert in Belgium (from which smaller formats were cut by Rollei in 35mm, and by Wittner Cinetec in 16mm and Super8). The only connection to Agfacolor (or Agfachrome) of old is that the Rollei still photography version looks like it was geared to resemble the original colors and gradation of early 1940s Agfachrome slide film when the Rollei version is shot today in bright daylight and processed as reversal in E6. But chemically, the process has nothing at all to do with Agfacolor or Agfachrome of old. --79.242.222.168 (talk) 22:45, 5 June 2016 (UTC)