APX 400 pushed?

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  1. wiseowl

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    Hi,

    anyone have experience of pushing APX400 either 1 or 2 stops? preferably souped in the hot rod.

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    Martin
     
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    Martin I've pushed/expanded it to 800 with good results, in Xtol.
     
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    Thanks NIcole,

    would you mind sharing the time used?

    Martin
     
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    Xtol / 1+1 / 20C / 15 1/2 min
     
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    In Rodinal I would go with 1+25 if you push it to get an acceptable dev time. I haven't done it as APX400 is not my film...I don't get along with very well.

    Expect LOTS of grain!
     
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    Nicol, thanks for the information.

    Morten, thanks for the suggestion. The jury is still out on what I'll be cooking it in but I'll post comments here.

    Cheers

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    There are some times listed here

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    In you soup it in Rodinal expect much contrast and grain. I love that effect, but if you want a smoother neg use XTOL.
    APX films and Rodinal results in contrast and vivid grain.