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Agfa APX 100: Feel The Silver!

The most awesome medium speed monochrome film. Period.

Agfa APX 100 is for me the apex of medium speed monochrome emulsions. I hoard a rather large stock and only break some out for special projects. Expired or not, it always performs outstandingly. The tonality, sharpness and latitude are all fitting a professional monochrome film. Especially its superb rendition of skin tones has made it a standard for portraiture.

I personally prefer to develop it in Rodinal, either 1+50 (better results with slight “overexposure” at EI 80) or, if I have not been metering, @1+100 stand for 1 hour or 1+200 semi-stand for 2 hours.
There has been some critique as to whether the box speed is wrong and if it is not only 80 ISO, but it also depends a lot on your choice of developer. What matters is that APX 100 always delivers and you will have gorgeous negs to feed your hungry scanner, like I did after the following shoot.

If you haven’t tried out this legendary emulsion, do not hesitate. You do not know when its existence will be threatened again.

written by cyan-shine

8 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

    So cool to have models ready to play the game ! Great shots and great models !

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  2. dogma

    dogma

    Yup, very nice gallery!

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  3. droogieboy

    droogieboy

    Great photos (and gorgeous models) cyan-shine. But which camera did you use for these cool pix?

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  4. cyan-shine

    cyan-shine

    The APX rolls I clicked through a Nikon F80. At my lomohome there are also 2 rolls of the girls taken with an ancient AGFA Isolette I too!

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  5. blormore

    blormore

    Amazing! Looks like everybody had a good time too. Love this film :)

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  6. okhide

    okhide

    Really amazing! Great shots... Sorry to ask but are those small "risks" from the scanner? I'm asking just because I have this "problem"...
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  7. cyan-shine

    cyan-shine

    Thx for your comments everyone! @okhide I don't clean the negs, so all dust etc. is on the neg ;)

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  8. cpolpa

    cpolpa

    really nice. i want to try this film too ;)

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