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Thread: NEW Agfa APX400

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    Last edited by brianmquinn; 09-23-2013 at 11:51 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    well that's interesting...

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    I contacted ADOX, and they told me with certainty that it is not an Agfa emulsion, and definitely not the same as the old APX 400.

    Therefore the two linked films cannot be the same, because the PAN 400 is in fact an attempt to recreate the classic APX 400 emulsion.
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    Thanks, Thomas.

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    In macodirect.de website in Germany it's possible to see it is a different emulsion, not Agfa, and with different dev times.

    http://www.macodirect.de/agfaphoto-p-2688.html

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    The ADOX site does say the new ADOX PAN 400 Film will differ from the old AGFA 400 in the following ways.


    ADOX improved the film in the following ways:

    •The graation was straightened which leads to an improoved copy range.
    •The old AgBrJ-Emulsions were replaced by more modern ones which have sensitomterically- and technological advantages. This leads especially to finer grain.
    •The new emulsions bring AP 400 to a true 400 ASA speed.
    •The film has been donated a modern AHU layer which increases sharpness and eliminates halation.

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    AGFA new APX 400 is certainly the Kentmere 400 film, which is sold now under a lot of different brands.
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    AgfaPhoto is not a trust worthy brand name, just like the Maco and Rollei brand names for films etc. They have no allegiance to the old companies after all Rollei made cameras and other equipment like projectors, never film.

    We could do without these fraudsters trading on others names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurelien View Post
    AGFA new APX 400 is certainly the Kentmere 400 film, which is sold now under a lot of different brands.
    I thought that Simon Galley of Ilford which produces the Kentmere 400 film has said that Ilford does not produce the same film by a different name i.e. it will not re-badge its own films for another company who has asked Ilford to produce a film for it.

    If I have understood what Simon Galley has said it means that Agfa 400 cannot be the same film as Kentmere 400

    Maybe Simon Galley will clarify the position for us

    pentaxuser

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    He said Ilford doesn't rebrand. He didn't say Harmon (the parent company) doesn't rebrand. Harmon has brands like Kentmere and Ilford....
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