The last time I took advantage of Poundland’s incredible deal on film was around 18 months to 2 years ago. I thought I’d pop into the Hartlepool branch yesterday to see if there was some still on sale, not expecting to find any. Well, there it was in the same location as my last search; load of bright red boxes of AgfaPhoto Vista Plus ISO 200, 24 exposures. I bought half a dozen. The assistant asked if I’d like a bag, but I just stuffed them in my trouser pockets.
I’m tempted to go back with a rucksack and fill it with the stuff. AgfaPhoto Vista Plus is the deal of the decade, and the deal rolls on. Amazon can only manage to sell it for £2.95, nigh on triple the price. Apparently it is made by Fujifilm, but I don’t know for sure. It’s just what every other blogger on the web says. Anyway, for a quid there is nothing to complain about. It’s consumer film, so don’t expect miracles.
The photos below were recently developed from a roll I found languishing in the desk drawer. I had no idea what was on the film; one of the joys of coming across forgotten exposed film. I do know they were taken using my Olympus OM-1n and the ubiquitous yet excellent Zuiko 50mm f/1.8.
So, roll one of the latest dirty, dirt cheap half dozen is loaded into the lovely little immaculate Ricoh 500GX rangefinder I bought recently. It was £12.50. That’s a fortune compared to what they were going for not many moons ago. There’s a market for little film cameras now you see. There’s a pimped up Olympus Trip 35 with coloured leatherette currently for sale on Ebay for £69.99. Someone is taking the piss, and it isn’t Poundland.