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    replacement for APX 100???

    What film currently manufactured do you think is closest to the characteristics of Agfa APX 100? What about Fuji Acros 100?
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    Tmax 100 is the closest except it's a full stop slower to achieve the same tonality. I used the two extensively for about 12 years, same dev times, same tonality, sharpness etc just the speed difference APX100 is/was a full 100 ISO emulsion whereas Tmax 100 is really 50, which was the recommended EI in the Kodak data sheets for full tonality.

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    Are any places still selling Rollei Retro 100 - isn't that actually repackaged old stock APX 100? or something like that?

    RB

    Ps. I miss APX 100 as well. Esp for male portraiture. Love the carved out of metal look I got with it in the upper mids. I do agree that various ways of shooting/processing TMX can get you really close (I use TMX for just about everything now with various treatments - it is a very flexible film)

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    I want to do a lot more work on it, but I'm really happy with Rollei Retro 100 as well as the 80s especially. I suggest starting there.
    Ian offers great advice too, that's a guy who knows!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwboyer View Post
    Love the carved out of metal look I got with it in the upper mids.
    Me too. I don't know other film with that look. Luckily I still have some APX 100 in the fridge and Fotoimpex still has it in stock. I just printed some negatives in the darkroom and this film keeps amazing me.

    I think I heard that Fomapan Creative 200 exposed at E.I. 100-125 has similar look, just search the forums. I'm going to try it in 4x5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    ...Tmax 100 is really 50, which was the recommended EI in the Kodak data sheets for full tonality.
    Where did you find THAT in the datasheet...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmo View Post
    Where did you find THAT in the datasheet...?
    I don't know about the Kodak datasheet, but half rated ISO is a good rule of thumb for me.

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    Fomapan 100 is supposed to look similar to APX 100.

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    Why change ?

    Why change at all there is plenty available - I get mine from here
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