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    Agfa APX 25 Newbie with a few comments I mean questions.

    This film needs a LOT of light. It took 3 rolls to really dial it in. This film curls like crazy! Thank god I can keep a cool head while I have a curled up roll in one hand and the 120 reel in the other. Thank god the substrate is flexible enough to handle the loading cycle. Did a 18 minute stand development using Rodinal 1:100 on a scene that was 10 stops and it worked! It took a 16 second exposure. Of course this is because I was using a 75 Nikkor SW with a CF IIIB and a #11 filter. The format is a 6x17 Shen-Hao. I find that ISO 12 is more realistic. Just picked up a case (10 sealed bricks 07/2005) and it wasn't cheap. I have a d800E with some great lenses but the 6x17 is a mind bender. I love the format and this particular camera is wonderful. The whole rig with 75 nikkor, 110XL, 210S-S with filters, film holder, camera, and accessories fit perfectly in my backpack and it's light! Wahoo!

    Any commentary or experience with APX 25 is welcome!
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    Never used this film, but would be interested to see the results from the Shen Hao.

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    I will be scanning soon. I am off to Big Sur next week.

    I do have a question for experienced APX 25 users. There doesn't appear to be a glue seal at the end of the roll. I don't know how to keep the roll from unraveling. Any advice?

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    I like APX25 a lot for my 35mm cams...I do find it is more workable at EI12, but I use a red filter a lot, which brings my effective EI down to 3 or so.
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    If you are a newbie to photography then a slow film and stand development are not the best choices. Slow films have very little latitude and pose a challenge with correct exposure. Stand development distorts the tonal scale of the film. A better choice would be a medium speed film and normal development. Once you have mastered such a combination you can try other more demanding films and techniques.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetcode View Post
    I will be scanning soon. I am off to Big Sur next week.

    I do have a question for experienced APX 25 users. There doesn't appear to be a glue seal at the end of the roll. I don't know how to keep the roll from unraveling. Any advice?
    I'm presuming you mean when you've unloaded a finished 120 roll? Keep a packet of rubber bands in your pocket (or stickytape).

    I've got a few APX25 and APX100 in 135 in the freezer, just scored a frozen 50' roll for cheap too. I keep hearing how APX and Rodinal were born to work together, any suggestions for times and/or agitations? I can get times from the MDC, are they accurate? And is it better to do less agitations every 30s, or more every 2 mins?
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

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    I am not a newbie at photography. I took classes in the mid 90's and have been shooting ever since. I am not a newbie to film either. I have had several darkrooms. I have never shot APX 25 before now.

    The stand development was to introduce a N-2 development since I had 10 stops of light and most all the detail was in the mud. So I brought the mud up to zone IV which would have blasted the highlights way out. Fortunately there is little detail in the highlights in this particular scene. I will put the negs on a light table and take a closer look at the highlights in the next day or two.

    There are some links online for developing APX 25. I knew that I needed a contraction so my agitation was sparse and mostly in the first minute or two followed by longer periods of stand and the occasional inversion.

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    Thank you for your clarification. The title was a bit ambiguous so I hedged my post by prefacing it with "If".
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    I've got a few APX25 and APX100 in 135 in the freezer, just scored a frozen 50' roll for cheap too. I keep hearing how APX and Rodinal were born to work together, any suggestions for times and/or agitations? I can get times from the MDC, are they accurate? And is it better to do less agitations every 30s, or more every 2 mins?
    My standard N time for APX100 in 120 is 11minutes in Rodinal 1+50 20C gentle agitation the first minute and 10 seconds gently every minute thereafter.
    APX25 10 minutes with same dilution, agitation and temperature.
    Printing with a condenser head but they scan well too at this combo.
    APX and Rodinal are made for each other as far as I am concerned.

    Should ad that I shoot APX100 at 100 and APX25 at 20
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