Alternative to APX100

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  1. thefizz

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    With APX100 disappearing, is there any other current film available which is similar to it?

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    The new Rollei Retro 100 is supposed to be APX emulsion, but I haven`t tried it yet.
    But kodak Plus X and Ilford FP4+ are close enough alternatives...
     
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    I've seen claims that Fomapan 100 is pretty close to APX 100 in its results, but I've never done a side-by-side comparison myself, and I'm not familiar enough with either film to "just know" that it's true. If nothing else, it's worth shooting a couple of test rolls to assess the emulsion.
     
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    The thing that distinguishes APX 100, for me, is the color rendition. Very different from any other medium speed film. This winter, I'll play with some filters.

    Here's a reasonable suggestive composite of films' response, quickly aligned over one another.
     
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    So FP4+ has reduced blue sensitivity (compared to the others)? That explains why it's so great for landscapes - for someone who doesn't bother with yellow filters :smile:
     
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    Could be... isn't that cool ?

    Like APX seems to be a baby step toward Ortho rendition for faces...

    All the obsession over grain and sharpness miss the vital thing that films do: they see !
     
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    I don;t think there is/will be asubsittute
    We'll have to shoot whatever is available at the time.
    I've moved to EFKE 100 and fuji Acros in that speed range

     
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    Like you APX100 used to be my standard. I now use FP-4 for 8x10. Fp-4 and Acros for 4x5. I semi-stand develop with night vision goggles. With fp-4 I can watch emulsion side, with acros I have to watch base side.
     
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    Is there a scale like this for 400ISO films?
     
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    To me Fuji Acros is a possible candidate. There are a lot of alternatives including Acros, but nothing like APX 100.

    Rodinal, a lot of alternatives too. But if Agfa has changed its formula, then there will be some differences, tiny differences.

    I am still hope Agfa will be back, even in another form.