Rebranded Agfa APX: Agfa Silvertone (35mm, iso 100) User-Review


Cheap rebranded B&W film with lovely results. You must try this one!

Pictures shot with Konica Big Mini BM-201

I recently ordered a dozen rolls of this amazing film with my Piggy Points and it didn’t let me down! It is the Agfa Silvertone! I haven’t shot much with B&W film before and thought it would be nice to try out. I just got my film back from lab and the results were amazing!

With the ISO speed of 100 it needs more light that I was used to (a bit slow for winter in Finland) and the exposure times were long enough to make some blur on the pictures. But I think that just makes the pics more authentic-looking, and I really like that blurry vintage look! Perfect for portraits! And it’s amazing how cheap it is! Only 4€ per roll (36 exposures) or if you buy 10 it’s 2.50€ each. I’d say stop thinking and go for it!

The film has high contrast, huge tone range and deep blacks with very fine grain, and next thing to try is to process it by myself. I’ll let you know about the results!

written by torium on 2010-02-03 in #reviews #big-mini #apx #black-and-white #film #agfa #torium #bargain #silvertone #cheap


  1. moochie_lomo
    moochie_lomo ·

    I love this film! #2 is absolutely stunning. Great work!

  2. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    It really is quite a stunning film. Have fun with the rest of your rolls and good luck with the home developing; it's scary, but quite rewarding. Nice gallery.

  3. nural
    nural ·

    I absolutely loved 2 & 7!!!

  4. torium
    torium ·

    Thanks guys ! :-)

  5. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    I like this film, the photos turn out to be 'soft and smooth' :D

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    Fantastic shots !!!

  7. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    wow, this is some crisp black and white quality =)

  8. paramir
    paramir ·

    beautiful gallery, great review. I'm sure gonna try some of this stuff. thanks!

  9. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    are the 14 and 15 from a museum? which one?

  10. torium
    torium ·

    Thanks !
    @-a-l-b-e-r-t-o-Those are taken from Kiasma. There's a location written by annegreat. It's my favourite spot in the city!…

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