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    That sounds great, when it is available in the U.K. I will certainly try it, if it is as good as the original agfa then it could become my film of choice,Richard

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    "Are you sure your Rodinal is OK ?"

    Yes, Mirko. How is yours ?

    From AGFA Technical Data F-PF-E4
    Date: 07/2003 4th edition (coinciding with the release of the final version of APX 400)

    Please look at the attachments.

    If that seems weird to you, it was REALLY a surprise to me (when my delivery of bricks and bricks of APX 400 arrived, and with the new design boxes.) It took precisely 30 seconds to open a box and see the development sheet, and to call AGFA USA and start waiting to talk to the tech guy. It took about a minute for him to get on the line to Germany.

    And I shot precisely 1 roll of it, and the development data was correct. The old development time didn't make a dent in it.

    So, which emulsion are you making ? And which base are you using. What era film is this ?

    And do you understand why a few of us out here in Foto Land might be curious ???
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    cant wait for its release - I'll have an order into freestyle as soon as I see it.

    Are there plans/ideas/wishes to make an APX100 analogue as well?

    I'm down to my last 100 ft roll of APX100

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    Clayne: APX is classic, there's no reason not to buy a brick.

    AGFA 400 was classic. Then it changed a couple times. Then it wasn't classic.

    Which version the ADOX will be will be really interesting. Maybe it will be classic. I'll be skeptical until it is proven.
    It will take a lot of assurance to undo the disaster the last stuff was.

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    Great news that a new yet familiar film is coming out, but yikes!! 30 mins in Rodinal 1:50 would seem like it would practically irradiate the film. I never used APX400 as I had problems with it and so used other films, but APX100, that was a different story and I'd buy a bundle of that.. Not sure why ADOX made APX400 take priority over the APX100 film?? APX100 was 'THE' film... I'd down tools and switch in a heart beat for that film to come back.
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    clayne, I get all I need from one film. No kidding. I like to keep it simple.

    Andrew, I seem to remember that Mirko was interested in making APX 100 too, but that there is still plenty of it circulating at throw away prices (35mm), and that it doesn't make sense to try that until the old stock has diminished.

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    Thomas, why limit yourself to just a single line of films? Surely different films go better with different subjects. APX is classic, there's no reason not to buy a brick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by df cardwell View Post
    Clayne: APX is classic, there's no reason not to buy a brick.

    AGFA 400 was classic. Then it changed a couple times. Then it wasn't classic.

    Which version the ADOX will be will be really interesting. Maybe it will be classic. I'll be skeptical until it is proven.
    It will take a lot of assurance to undo the disaster the last stuff was.

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    Those Dev. times you posted are crazy! 30 min. at 1+50, wow. I used to use APX 400 in college (10-15 yrs ago) and used 11 minutes at 1+50, EI-320. Great results. Can't imagine what they did to mess up this film so it needed 3 times the dev. time!
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    Great News! Apx films was one my favourite... and I'm so happy to hear this news.
    I hope to use them 100 & 400 expecially in sheet films early....

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    If I remember correctly, the lineage is generally this:

    AP400 -> APX400(old) -> APX400(new [post 2002 or 5?])

    With APX400(new) being the most hated. If this was modeled after APX400(old) then that's even more cool.

    And yes DF, I was mainly referencing APX100 as that's what I prefer, but APX400 is not a total POS film or anything.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    I have been unhappy with all of the films I have tried since Agfa went under, so I am incredibly happy with this news. I loved APX 400. If the new film has even some of the characteristics of the old film I will be happy. This is great news! I can't wait to try it.

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