Any estimate as when the new APX400 will be available in 120 as I am running low on Fuji Neopan.
I do not believe this simply a case of the film being old because the base fog levels do not seem elevated.
But I have also heard that the AgfaPhoto (the very short-lived spinoff of the consumer film division which lasted only from late-2004 into mid-2005) batches of APX 400 did not perform as the data sheets accompanying the 2003 reformulation would indicate. The very last batches produced by AgfaPhoto seemed to have less contrast, film speed, and sharpness than the product produced from the introduction of the reformulated film until (maybe) late 2004.
I have heard varying stories as to the problems - even once hearing that AgfaPhoto's by-then-worn-out emulsion "kettle" had to be hastily repaired and adjustments made due to that.
The results of my own experience with rolls from the very last batch of AgfaPhoto APX 400 is here: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/8...apx-400-a.html
I am certainly open to purchasing the ADOX APX 400, but it will need to perform a great deal better than that last batch.
It seems like the test run Adox Pan 400 has gone from the Fotoimpex site. Is the "real" film coming?
Any updates at all on what's going on?
I asked the folks at Freestyle, and they say that the test batch did not perform as well as hoped. So there is more work to be done, and that research is in progress.
This was just last week when I asked, but I do not know when they got word.
To the credit of ADOX there is not going to be a release of substandard film.
I guess waiting for it to be good is better than rushing it and being bad.
Actually, I think they did sell the substandard film for a reduced price through a Europen Website. The man from Adox who posts here had a thread about it at some point...or was it at the beginning of this thread?