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View Poll Results: What B&W film do you use the most?

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  • Tri-X 400

    6 12.77%
  • Tri-X 320

    7 14.89%
  • HP5+

    9 19.15%
  • FP4

    10 21.28%
  • Plus-X

    1 2.13%
  • APX 100

    12 25.53%
  • APX 400

    2 4.26%
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    Now I'm really upset! This is/was my main film. I think I'm pretty much finished with AGFA is this is the case. They have toasted 3 different films that I used a lot and were outstanding.

    I don't know where their heads are, but I bet it smells real bad!

    Eric
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    I once used Tri-X exclusively (4x5, 120, 35mm). Kodak changes things so frequently, I've given up. I'm trying Efke and JandC films and think I'm going to be very happy with them.
    juan

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    Last time I really used Agfa was the silver boxed 50 ASA slides (some 30 yrs ago), very good, BTW.
    Suddenly, they simply left the country for all practical purposes.
    Looks like a downhill path against Kodak and Fuji.

    Jorge O

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    Maco UP25+ is a good substitute for APX 25 (Cachet on other side of the Pond). They do a nice 100 speed emulsion which comes in every size you can think of.Otherwise Fortepan which is cheap and stains very well .Haven't heard about APX 100 getting the chop but I'm going to call up Silverprint and get the 411. At least APX 400 is alive and well .

    BD

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    Dear Aggie,

    No need to grumble. Let's just support those that support us. And make sure the managing "suits" really hear us. A concerted effort by all those that are dedicated to analogue photography is called for at this moment in time. Only those manufacturers/stores/shops that are interested in us deserve our dollars/euros or whatever currency. Time to make a statement to the fashion conscious management loonies and the joiners of the bandwagon that we love being analogues and we are not impressed by ephemeral share prices. This is not another contribution towards the "big" analogue versus digital debate. I want my own photography - negative translated into positive. I have the inkling there's so many like me/us: photography the way WE want it. Industry ignore us at your peril.

    Hans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie
    I'm gonna figure out how to buy used equpiment and start makingmy own film.
    This is a serious undertaking and the equipment costs a lot of money. I mean a lot of money. No I meant to say a lot of money.

    lee\c

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    It's all a matter of money. Companies exist not to satisfy customer needs, but to make money (that's top lie number one).

    Analog photo is under heavy competition of digital, mostly among color users.

    Now, let's look at analog market:

    - Mostly color, used with P&S and single use cameras.
    - Some B&W 35mm.
    - Less B&W MF.
    - A bit of B&W LF.

    Now, you are Mr. Big Brass, your yearly bonus (and those nice vacations/new SUV/etc) depends on reducing costs.

    Where would you focus?

    Jorge O

    And, BTW, the list above is the order things will disapear in the future.

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    First I've heard of APX100 going away. I just bought a bunch of it from Calumet (face-to-face transaction) and nothing was said about it. To the Agfa website.
    Carpe erratum!!

    Ed Sukach, FFP.

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    I sure hope this isn't the case. APX 100 is my film of choice for both 35mm and MF...plus it's darn cheap. Its all I ever buy for medium...If i want to go slower I've been using EKFE 25. If they are getting the chop then I'm going to have to forego a new LF lense in order to stock up on APX100 and a bigger freezer...lol
    RL Foley

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