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 on 2010-11-22 #gear #monochrome #agfa #review #user-review #expose-at-80-ei #develop-in-rodinal #plox


  1. stouf
    stouf ·

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

  2. dogma
    dogma ·

    Yup, very nice gallery!

  3. droogieboy
    droogieboy ·

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

  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!

  5. blormore
    blormore ·

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

  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"...

  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 ;)

  8. cpolpa
    cpolpa ·

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

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