AGFA APX 100 film

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Frank Teodosio, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Frank Teodosio

    Frank Teodosio Member

    Messages:
    26
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    I was given several rolls of AGFA APX 35mm 100 speed film a few years ago. The expiration date is 07/2006. Does anyone know how long past the date this film can still be used?
    It has been kept in a box in a closet all this time and forgotten about. It hasn't been exposed to extreme heat or cold as long as I've had it.

    Thanks

    Frank
     
  2. summicron1

    summicron1 Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,125
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Location:
    Ogden, Utah
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    b/w film actually last quite a while dependng on how it was stored. If it was in a fridge or, better yet, frozen, it should be fine. Try a roll and see. For only 6 years, expect to be pleased.
     
  3. pentaxpete

    pentaxpete Subscriber

    Messages:
    308
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Location:
    Brentwood, England
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I had some outdated Agfa APX 100 120 and tried it in Rodinal 1+50 for 13 mins. rating the film down a little to 80 ASA - the negs scanned OK for 'Forum' use but were 'Thin' for darkroom printing . Next time I am rating it at 64 ASA and give 14 mins.
     
  4. newcan1

    newcan1 Subscriber

    Messages:
    568
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Location:
    Chattanooga
    Shooter:
    35mm
    I have a 100 foot roll that expired about ten years ago but was kept refrigerated. It's as good as new and shoots at full speed. Not having kept yours refrigerated, you may want to test at 100ASA and some lower speeds -say 80, 64, and 50 as well. It's likely still to be very useable.