Agfa APX 400

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  1. eyedeebee

    eyedeebee Member

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    Just got some of the above film from Retro Photographic (can't say I was overly impressed with their customer service, but that's another matter for another day!). I was wondering what people's experience of this film is? - what do i need to look out for? etc

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  2. edz

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    Its a good film. But you knew that, right? :smile:
     
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    I like Tri-X a bit better, but APX 400 was a real bargain. Good film at probably too low of a price. Shot many wedding with it in 120 size. No complaints. Looked really good in WD2D+, a pyro dev., but all Agfa films stained and printed well in the pyro devs I've used.
     
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    I loved the stuff! Very smooth tonality and tight grain. Not fantastic for portraits in 35mm but you can make the midtones glow and have tons of detail in the shadows AND detail in the highlights. My best exposures were usually around ISO 200-250. Fave developers are DD-X and Clayton F-76+. Sad to see it go.
     
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    APX400 was my favourite film as long as it lasted! Even better when printed on Agfa paper. Better not drag up the memories and get back to work.
     
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    Yes it is very nice film. Just one thing over the years I have been wondering I use Rodinol Developer. If you shoot the 400 flm @ 200 ASA and use a 1:50 dilution it takes 10 minutes. Shoot the same film@ 325-500 ASA it takes 30 minutes. 20 minutes difference is a LOOONG Time in film development time. Most films its a couple of minutes either way. What goes on in that absolute darkness that takes so long ?? I've been looking through Agfas info sheets and Rodinol but I can get a satisfactory solution. Is that something I should just shut up and accept ??