Agfa Agfapan APX100 & APX400 Finished ???

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Spindleshanks, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Spindleshanks

    Spindleshanks Member

    Messages:
    5
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Shooter:
    35mm
    I was just looking on the retrophotographic web site and seen this


    Agfa Photo kept the machines running right up to the last moment before their demise and there are significant stockpiles of the APX100 & 400 still left, dated 12/2010 35mm 36exp only - no 120 - very attractively priced you can find them in the shop


    I thought apx 100 & 400 was still being made in 35mm format :confused:

    http://www.retrophotographic.com/
     
  2. Kevin Caulfield

    Kevin Caulfield Subscriber

    Messages:
    3,405
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2004
    Location:
    Melbourne, A
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Nope, not still being made unfortunately. What is available now is what was left from the last Agfa master rolls. You can still get APX100 and APX400 in the form of Rollei Retro 100 and 400, and you can probably still find some Agfa APX100 and 400 in 35mm but not 120. Buy it while you can.
     
  3. clayne

    clayne Member

    Messages:
    2,805
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Location:
    San Francisc
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Ever since APX was finished - I've been collecting significant quantities. I think I'm up around 4000 feet of it now. Quite saddened to see such a fine and unique film die. Last I heard they were working on manufacturing it again via Maco/Rollei/etc.
     
  4. thmm

    thmm Member

    Messages:
    33
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Last I heard, Fotoimpex/Adox is basically ready to restart manufacture under their label with the help of former Agfa engineers; they are just waiting for the remaining original Agfa stock to dwindle, because it is available so cheaply now that they cannot compete.
     
  5. Phormula

    Phormula Member

    Messages:
    59
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Location:
    Italy
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Have a look at Rollei, they are selling many former Agfa film under their brand. I think Rollei Retro 100 and 400 actually are rebadged Agfa APX.
     
  6. srs5694

    srs5694 Member

    Messages:
    2,725
    Joined:
    May 18, 2005
    Location:
    Woonsocket,
    Shooter:
    35mm
    FWIW, Photo Warehouse (aka Ultrafine Online) is selling 100-foot rolls of APX100 and 55-foot rolls of what they claim is APX400 but that's really APX400S. (I can't promise that the APX100 is really what they claim, since I've not tried any of that, but when I bought some APX400 I definitely got APX400S.)
     
  7. fotch

    fotch Member

    Messages:
    4,813
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Location:
    SE WI- USA
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    For those less knowledgeable like myself, what is the difference?
    Thank you in advance.
     
  8. jim appleyard

    jim appleyard Member

    Messages:
    2,131
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    The APX 100 that photo warehouse is selling IS APX 100, however, they are taking APX 400 (or whatever it is) and re-packaging it in square, generic containers, not the round AGFA ones. I've had to send two back to them them because they were taped OPEN! Beware!
     
  9. Jojje

    Jojje Member

    Messages:
    110
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Location:
    Finland
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
  10. srs5694

    srs5694 Member

    Messages:
    2,725
    Joined:
    May 18, 2005
    Location:
    Woonsocket,
    Shooter:
    35mm
    (re: APX400 vs. APX400S)

    APX400S is coated on a thinner base than APX400, and APX400S has a bluish tint, whereas APX400 is a fairly neutral gray. I've seen conflicting claims about whether the emulsions are the same or different. I've only shot a couple rolls of each. I rather liked the APX400 I shot, so I bought a couple of the bulk rolls from Ultrafine, thinking it was APX400. I haven't yet made up my mind about the APX400S.
     
  11. AgX

    AgX Member

    Messages:
    12,358
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Location:
    Germany
    Shooter:
    Multi Format

    The `S´-film was a surveillance film and thus coated on a (coloured) PET-base.

    The emulsion was most probably identical to the APX 400. (I got the datasheet at hand of the Agfapan S 400 and that is identical to the APX 400, except for the base.)
     
  12. Photo Central - AT

    Photo Central - AT Member

    Messages:
    26
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    Winnipeg, MB
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Agfa APX 100 and 400 are indeed being marketed by Rollei, branded as their "Retro" line. They are available in both 35mm and 120.

    Cheers,

    Andrew
     
  13. Phormula

    Phormula Member

    Messages:
    59
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Location:
    Italy
    Shooter:
    35mm
    What I heard from the local distributor is that they are going to be replaced by Retro 80s and Retro 400s, respectively. Rollei is moving all their films to the polyester base, guess because they are running out of stock with the old emulsions and the former Belgian Agfa factory that still makes the film is using the polyester base. Actually it seems that they are making a special offer on the last Retro (former Agfa) emulsions.
     
  14. smn

    smn Member

    Messages:
    9
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2009
    Shooter:
    35mm
    In my understanding Retro 400 is dated 4/09! Macodirect.de doesn't have this film anymore on their catalogue.
     
  15. Phormula

    Phormula Member

    Messages:
    59
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Location:
    Italy
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Yes, seems they have only Retro 100, special offer 23,80€ for 20 rolls. Looks like they want to get rid of the last film in sotck. The Italian distributor now carries Retro 80s and Retro 400s, which he claims have replaced Retro 100 and Retro 400, which (in turn) replaced Agfa APX 100 and APX 100. What a mess! :wink: