WTB: Agfa APX 100 in 120 rolls

Discussion in '[Classifieds] Want to Buy' started by kmallick, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. kmallick

    kmallick Subscriber

    Messages:
    140
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Location:
    Denver, Colo
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    I would love to buy some Agfa APX 100 in 120 rolls (expired of course), in case you have some in stock and not planning to use in the foreseeable future. Thanks.
     
  2. Richard S. (rich815)

    Richard S. (rich815) Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,963
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I've come across APX400 and even APX25 way more often than I do the 100! Be interesting to hear if you find any...
     
  3. kmallick

    kmallick Subscriber

    Messages:
    140
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Location:
    Denver, Colo
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    I know! I will consider myself lucky if I do. But I thought if there is anywhere I want to try my luck, APUG is it! I am hoping that there are some folks out here who might like to see this wonderful film get used rather than rotting in the freezer/refrigerator. Slim chance, but who knows! :tongue:

    I just souped a 120 roll of Agfa APX 100, expired in 2005 in Rodinal 1:25 and I was floored by the results. I just want to go back in time when this film was available.
     
  4. karl

    karl Subscriber

    Messages:
    199
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2003
    Location:
    SanFrancisco
    Shooter:
    ULarge Format
    Someone was trying to sell 20 rolls (I think) on the large format board recently. More than I wanted to pay. Take a look in the classified section there.
     
  5. Richard S. (rich815)

    Richard S. (rich815) Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,963
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I don't believe I have any of the APX100 left in 120 (35, I have some but am not selling) and I guard my remaining 120 APX100 and APX25 with a big gnarly Doberman. I even have a few rolls of Agfapan 25 still though not much of that either. I think if you do find some it will be at a minimum $10 a roll and maybe more....
     
  6. kmallick

    kmallick Subscriber

    Messages:
    140
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Location:
    Denver, Colo
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    There are more nobler APUG-ers here than you could imagine. I just bought some for half that price from Dave/gkardmw. I believe in miracles!
     
  7. Richard S. (rich815)

    Richard S. (rich815) Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,963
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    That's awesome!
     
  8. tjaded

    tjaded Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,022
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisc
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I have some. $75 per brick. I may kick myself for selling more, but only time will tell!
     
  9. Alpenhause

    Alpenhause Member

    Messages:
    331
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2011
    Location:
    Santa Paula,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Agfa APX 100 is still being made, it imade by Agfa of Belgium and it is now marketed under the Rollei brand name.

    In USA http://freestylephoto.biz/ sells it and look up the Hans Maco website in Germany
     
  10. GKR1

    GKR1 Member

    Messages:
    73
    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Location:
    San Diego
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Are these 10 roll bricks or 20. Intrested.
     
  11. CGW

    CGW Member

    Messages:
    2,797
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    Sorry but this isn't the same film as the old APX 100 which discontinued 7-8 years ago not long before Agfa folded.
     
  12. Richard S. (rich815)

    Richard S. (rich815) Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,963
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    All I see there is the Rollei Blackbird 100 and the Rollei RPX 100, both of which I understand are not APX100. I thought Rollei Retro 100 was but none there....
     
  13. AgX

    AgX Member

    Messages:
    11,956
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Location:
    Germany
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Agfa does no longer make Agfa APX 100 film. That production stopped with the demise of their former Leverkusen plant.
     
  14. StoneNYC

    StoneNYC Subscriber

    Messages:
    8,202
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Location:
    Connecticut,
    Shooter:
    8x10 Format
    I have ONE 35mm roll I got from HIGH SCHOOL when my teacher said "this year we aren't using film for the yearbook pictures, do you want these?" And of course I took them, shot all but one and have had that ever since, it's probably no good but I've been waiting for the "right time" to use it haha.


    ~Stone

    Mamiya: 7 II, RZ67 Pro II / Canon: 1V, AE-1, 5DmkII / Kodak: No 1 Pocket Autographic, No 1A Pocket Autographic | Sent w/ iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  15. Alpenhause

    Alpenhause Member

    Messages:
    331
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2011
    Location:
    Santa Paula,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    There has been a lot said on the forums about APX 100 making a comeback, may be produced by Agfa Belgium or the fine folks at Adox in Germany or perhaps an improved version?

    There was a huge inventory of master rolls of APX100 from the last coating production in Leverkusen in 2005, not all of it when it was sold off was labeled as APX100, Lupus, Maco and Rollei marketed the last of it.

    RPX100? The package does not say made by Agfa Belgium, it does not appear to be one of the Aviphot B&W films so it might be a custom made film by Agfa? I am not for certain about this, one could always ask Maco/Rollei or the folks at Agfa Belgium, Anyone tried this new RPX100?
    Package says "Made In Germany" and "Made In Europe" so not really sure who makes it.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 20, 2013
  16. barzune

    barzune Member

    Messages:
    131
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Location:
    Ontario
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I actually have quite a quite nice supply of APX 100 (in bulk 100' rolls and in 120) , as well as some 25 and 400, in both 120 and 35mm. There are still a few bulk (100 ft) rolls of AGFA colour 35mm. There are also several boxes of 5"X4" (or in North American, 4"X5") APX 100 and APX 400 sheet film.

    All of these have been in the deep-freezer since, I guess the earliest would be, about 1990; many, probably most, that are left, date from about the turn of the century. The past one, of course.

    I'm not really attentive to the suggested expiry dates, probably because I rely upon the principles of physics and chemistry, which include the time/temperature/activity reciprocity model at sub-zero temperatures.

    I have also stored several (8 or 10) Litres of 1993 to 2001 vintage Rodinal. Lovely, unadulterated, virgin bottles of the formula that I learned to love.

    I cannot possibly use all of this film in my normal expected life span, but I still hope, as I'm sure each of you do, to outlive all the others.

    None of this is for sale, of course ( such a coarse way of thinking about it ) but it would be nice to find that someone was interested enough to believe in this stuff.
     
  17. StoneNYC

    StoneNYC Subscriber

    Messages:
    8,202
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Location:
    Connecticut,
    Shooter:
    8x10 Format
    Nice tease! haha. I'd LOVE to have just a few rolls in 120, but I'm sure you wouldn't want to give any of it up :tongue: I only have my single 25mm to trade.

    On the Rodinal, as far as I understand it, the Adox Adonal is EXACTLY the same formula... they ALSO have the OLD formula which I guess was an old Rodinal that AGFA updated and for some reason Adox bought and produce both formulas (which honestly I don't know what the difference is, I'm sure you do). Why store that in freeze, get out there and shoot!! :smile:
     
  18. Alpenhause

    Alpenhause Member

    Messages:
    331
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2011
    Location:
    Santa Paula,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I must admit I am quite pleased APX has such a loyal following along with the Rodinal.

    I picked up quite a bit of Agfa film just after the bankruptcy and froze it, films like CT Precisa, RSXII, APX and Ultra 100 color neg film and Optima.

    I just tried the Maco TCS Eagle asa 400 color negative film that is sold by Macodirect.de in Germany and it is quite pleasing, color similar to Ultra 100, a bit on the grainy side but nice, I have emailed Maco to see if this is a custom made by Agfa Belgium product, The TCS Eagle film specs document does not seem to match the Aviphot 400 speed aerial film from Agfa specs document too closely

    Maco did however confirm that Aviphot 400 color neg and Rollei CN200 are one and the same.

    I had read on one of the forums that Adox is just waiting for the current stocks of Leverkusen APX to run dry and is very much interested in producing a proper APX or an improved version, I still see APX100 for sale on the Macodirect.de website in 35mm size and the APX 120 is for sale on ebay.
     
  19. Bundesphotograph

    Bundesphotograph Member

    Messages:
    91
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Location:
    Lower Saxony
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    RPX films are made by Harman/Ilford in Great Britain.
    They have nothing in common with the AGFA APX films.
    I'm pretty confident that Adox will produce APX emulsions in the future.
     
  20. AgX

    AgX Member

    Messages:
    11,956
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Location:
    Germany
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    APX 100 type 135 is even on the shelves of the local drugstore-chain-store.
     
  21. karl

    karl Subscriber

    Messages:
    199
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2003
    Location:
    SanFrancisco
    Shooter:
    ULarge Format
    That's not the same APX as the real APX. There is some discussion of this in the archives.
     
  22. AgX

    AgX Member

    Messages:
    11,956
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Location:
    Germany
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    So far no fakes of APX have shown up in the red-dot AgfaPhoto version.
    You are right in so far as the AgfaPhoto APX is not converted by Agfa. But it is still made out of 2005 or so Agfa/AgfaPhoto stock.

    However there are meanwhile AgfaPhoto branded colour films on the market, that have no origins at Agfa anymore.
     
  23. Alpenhause

    Alpenhause Member

    Messages:
    331
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2011
    Location:
    Santa Paula,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I have read a lot on forums about the CT Precisa color slide film from AgfaPhoto not always material from Leverkusen, I had heard some is original Leverkusen Precisa then after that Ektachrome Elite? currrent stuff on sale now is Fuji.

    Some of the color print film of the "Vista" series is from Ferrania?

    Once AgfaPhoto no longer has anymore Leverkusen produced film they should best be ignored for any future purchases.

    The fine folks at Lomography were once a source of Leverkusen Agfa film but I doubt they have much if at all for sale anymore, the current X-Pro 100 slide film is Kodak Ektachrome, why? the lomo film box says "Made In USA" packaged in Mexico. The X-Pro 200 is definately from Agfa Belgium, this film just like its kissing cousin Rollei CR 200 slide film when developed in E-6 renders a profound "Piss Color" cast in broad daylight this film is supposed to be just like the old RSX 200 or CT Precisa 200 but is just a "Piss Poor" joke, the film looks good though when shot before sunrise or after sunset or on overcast days.
    I wonder if Rollei/Maco might convince Agfa Belgium to produce the film without the yellow bias inherent in the Aviphot Chrome 200 for us non aviation photographers, the original RSX 200 from Leverkusen certainly had a normal color balance that a lot of people really liked, no yellow bias.

    Funny how Freestylephoto in Hollywood more or less denied this Rollei CR 200 slide film had anything unusual about it when I confronted them regarding its profound yellow bias, my lab processed this film with my Ektachrome and Fujichrome in the same process batch, all the Fuji and Kodak slide film looked perfect just the CR 200 turned out piss colored.

    People who have never used Rollei CR 200 slide film processed in E6 may be in for a real "piss off"
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 21, 2013
  24. Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Mustafa Umut Sarac Member

    Messages:
    4,574
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    Location:
    İstanbul
    Shooter:
    35mm RF
    I havent used agfa aero 35 mm film but web galleries confirms your point.