AgfaPhoto APX 100 & 400 New from Lupus. Questions!

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Iridium, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Iridium

    Iridium Member

    Messages:
    75
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2007
    Location:
    Athens, Hell
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Hi all,

    I searched a little bit, but I didn't find any clear info about the new AgfaPhoto APX 100 & 400 which are distributed by Lupus Imaging. I bought (cause were quite cheap) and used some of them, but I have no idea what's going on. I sent them an email, but never got an answer regarding the relation of these new films under the name of Agfa with the "original" films before the company closed.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    1. Anybody knows where these new APXs are produced and if they have the same emulsion like Agfa's classics or we're talking for a completely different film that has only the same name with its predecessor?

    2. Has anybody developed these new undefined films? Any opinions about the quality?

    3. I use Kodak HC-110 developer. Anybody experimented with times, for both 400 & 100?

    PS: On their web-site they have a technical data sheet, but the information is the same from the original Agfa since 2003.

    Thanx,
    Fotis
     
  2. Kevin Caulfield

    Kevin Caulfield Subscriber

    Messages:
    3,394
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2004
    Location:
    Melbourne, A
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I suspect that these are still the last of the Agfa emulsions.
     
  3. Anon Ymous

    Anon Ymous Member

    Messages:
    1,480
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Location:
    Greece
    Shooter:
    35mm
    They're not "new undefined" films, treat them like APX100/400. I've used the original APX100 (Agfa), the Agfaphoto version and Rollei Retro 100. All of them are the same.
     
  4. Iridium

    Iridium Member

    Messages:
    75
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2007
    Location:
    Athens, Hell
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Ok, cheers guys!

    I really hope that these are from the same classic Agfa material.
     
  5. Rhodes

    Rhodes Member

    Messages:
    494
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Location:
    Figueira da
    Shooter:
    35mm
    in rangefinderforum is a similar thread. There's information how to see if the films are still the old emulsions or not. I think that the new ones have a more bright emulsion side that the old ones. I have a agfa old emulsion apx 100 bulk and it's quite dark.
     
  6. Aurelien

    Aurelien Advertiser Advertiser

    Messages:
    669
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Location:
    Limoges, Fra
    Shooter:
    Med. Format RF
    Please make a little search about it. It has already been told a lot.

    These are absolutely NOT NEW films, but Agfa films from LEVERKUSEN, made in end of 2004 just before the plant closure.

    Exactly the same as retro 100 (and former retro 400 now stock is depleted). So you have to soup them as the former APX films.
     
  7. AgX

    AgX Member

    Messages:
    12,218
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Location:
    Germany
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    The last film coating was done end of 2005
    Since then AgfaPhoto do not manufacture films themselves anymore.
     
  8. Iridium

    Iridium Member

    Messages:
    75
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2007
    Location:
    Athens, Hell
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    After using a little bit these 2 films, I have to say that the only obvious difference from the past pals is the gelatin which after dry becomes quite curvy. That's why I put a heavy book on the negative sheet after in order to earn flatness as much as possible and never 100%.

    Even though the new Agfa Photo films are inexpensive, I will not buy them again due to this weird curving.
     
  9. fotch

    fotch Member

    Messages:
    4,820
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Location:
    SE WI- USA
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Curving is PITA
     
  10. Iridium

    Iridium Member

    Messages:
    75
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2007
    Location:
    Athens, Hell
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    PITA? what does it mean?
     
  11. cmacd123

    cmacd123 Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,484
    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Location:
    Stittsville, Ontario
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Pain In The (Something)
     
  12. Anon Ymous

    Anon Ymous Member

    Messages:
    1,480
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Location:
    Greece
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Something I haven't noticed when using AgfaPhoto's APX100. It dries flat.
     
  13. AgX

    AgX Member

    Messages:
    12,218
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Location:
    Germany
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    If you add another `T´ it will turn into something tasty.
    I guess as you I'm thus always irritated when I read that abbreviation.

    Otherwise it will be something you rather won't like to to experience...