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    Quote Originally Posted by loman View Post
    In Denmark you can still get original batches of apx100. It's the only film I use in 35mm these days.
    Internationally you can get it on macodirect.de and assume in other places as well, they ship more or less globaly. As far as the 400 speed is concerned I am so for very happy with the Rollei Retro 400S which is also made by the people who used to produce the agfa films.

    /Bought some new rolls on ebay, there are also some retailers over there. So it should really be no problem to get a hand on that stuff.
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    It is still made and available as 135 rolls. In Europe by macophoto ans elsewhere. One should be able to find it also in other online stores.

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    APX 100 is certainly available in the UK, made in Germany by Lupus Imaging and Media GmbH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    APX 100 is still available.
    Yes and no only in 35mm, some of us like to use the same film in all formats. In addition it's not available world wide over a counter, unlike Ilford and Foma films.

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    Wow. Thanks for all the responses guys. I'm in the US so I hadn't looked into European suppliers. Great news that I can order some internationally. I have mixed feelings about T-Max. When I use it I don't find that I get enough of a difference between similar shades, but I've really liked what I've seen other people do with it. What developer do you all find that it works best with, in terms of contrast? And what can you guys tell me about Acros 100? I started learning using mostly Neopan SS but as I recall it was grainier and the darker shades didn't come out as rich. That was most likely just because I didn't have any experience at the time and was just developing everything in 1:1 D76 using T-Max times I got from an old Kodak darkroom book my dad passed down to me from god knows when, so I've been meaning to give Fuji another try but I just haven't yet. What's Acros like?

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    I switched to 120 Acros and like it better than 120 APX 100. To me it has finer grain, smoother tonality, much better reciprocity non failure. Using Acros with dilute developers or high acutance developers I get less noticeable edge affects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    APX 100 is still available.
    Exactly.
    The Agfaphoto APX 100 (under licence of Agfa) is my favorite film, beside Kodak Tri-X.

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    You should at least give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhkirby View Post
    What's Acros like?
    Acros is great. I'm not a big TMax or Delta fan, but I do love Acros dearly. It's super-fine-grained and very high-resolution. If you want a traditional-ish negative you can do EI100 and Rodinal 1:50 for 18m, or use the magic stand-develop recipe of Rodinal 1:100 for 1 hour. Acros has so little grain that Rodinal is still smooth, plus you get actuance boost. Additionally, the best reciprocity failure of any film I'm aware of. Off the top of my head, I think it's +0 up to a minute and +1 up to 1000 seconds, which means it's usually the fastest effective film for long exposures.

    I basically keep two film stocks around, Tri-X for when I want speed, pushing, or grain, and Acros for everything else.

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    To the OP
    This thread would be better served on the B&W forum, not here on the 35mm cameras forum.

    So, what is the APX 100 you see around these days?
    Agfaphoto APX 100 is the remains of a 2005 Agfa master roll that has been frozen. Last year, Lupus Imaging (who is the distributor, it doesn't make any actual products) sent the remaining master roll to be slit, spooled and finished. All the stock you see today when it is finished, that's it. No more APX 100 is available.
    BTW, the reason you only see 35mm stock is due to the film base thickness is only suitable for that format.

    "Silvermax is APX 100"
    No sir, it isn't. Its formula is based on the APX 100, but it is new material as ADOX have said in this forum when it was introduced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo Miranda View Post
    Last year, Lupus Imaging (who is the distributor, it doesn't make any actual products) sent the remaining master roll to be slit, spooled and finished. All the stock you see today when it is finished, that's it. No more APX 100 is available.
    This is the first time I come across this information of the last batch being converted. (Though it is plausible.)

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