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    Agfa APX 25 (expired 2005) Medium Format + Kodak HC-110

    I just scored 5 rolls for my Pentax 67II but I've never shoot with this film. My standard developer is HC-110.

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated (recommended EI, developer, recipe, etc)

    Thanks in advance everyone!

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    Rodinal 1+50/1+100.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    Agfa APX 25 (expired 2005) Medium Format + Kodak HC-110

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    Whoops, I didn't even realize you were asking about HC-110 specifically; had thought you were looking for general recipes. My fault.

    APX/Rodinal combo is similar to the Tri-X/D-76 combo: classic.
    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 haven't done sensitometry on APX-25 yet, but expect it to hold its speed well (I find slow film generally does), and expect to lose some contrast (so develop longer than fresh film).

    With only 5 rolls, you would not likely want to waste any on tests. I would try to sneak in a step wedge on a tail of one roll, but that's just me. I keep thinking about a simple test that anybody could do anytime and interpret it easily: From the first roll of film you shoot, take two shots of the same scene with 2 stops of exposure difference between them. That's the test. They could be a shot you want to bracket anyway. The rest of the film you just shoot normally.

    When developed, the two bracketed shots should differ by about 1 stop of density. So a test strip would reveal that one of the pair takes twice the time to get the same appearance as the other. That would be because you developed to about an 0.50 average gradient, which is a fairly good aim to develop film.

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    I've been using APX 25 from my hoard. Shot some last April and January on two trips, developed in XTOL, and some in Rodinal 1:100 and some in Ilfotec DDX. They all work well, but I find the XTOL does the best job of controlling the contrast. But it's pretty much awesome in everything.

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    Should work without adjustment at 25ASA. Beautiful Film I believe Brett Weston used this combo for a while.

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    Is that grain I'm seeing Richard or just the texture of the leaves? It looks like it was developed in Rodinal, even though you did it in HC 110. Great image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momus View Post
    Is that grain I'm seeing Richard or just the texture of the leaves? It looks like it was developed in Rodinal, even though you did it in HC 110. Great image.
    Thanks. The leaves were covered in a fine dew which might make them look grainy I guess.
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    Thanks Bill for the tips and feedback!

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