Quote Originally Posted by summicron1 View Post
i shot some tri-x a while ago that expire in 1978 and it printed fine. some fog, nothing bad, like a neutral density filter.

so this agfa should be fine. you got nothing to lose.
I have done this also, and the 8x10s looked good, although a bit grainy and higher base fog. When I printed those negatives larger, however, the extra grain and film base fog was much more of a problem to overcome, and it was difficult at best to get a fine print.
I guess it depends on what your prerogatives are. If you're looking to use the film for exhibition grade prints, then it's best to test it first. If it's more casual shooting for pleasure only, then it may not matter as much, and the element of surprise that comes with older film may even be welcome in the 'fun factor'.