Agfapan APX 25 and Kodak D76

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by jan_jedlicka, Oct 24, 2000.

  1. I have just bought some rolls of Agfapan APX 25. The only thing that I did not get was the right developer. Is it possible to develop this kind of slow film with Kodak D76 developer. Could someone suggest developing times.

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    I apreciate your help

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    Jan Jedlicka
    Czech Republic
     
  2. Hi Jan,

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    Check out the Massive Development Chart for all the answers, at:

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    http://www.digitaltruth.com

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    chris
     
  3. It works very nicely. For an easier development and even better negs,
    go to www.photoforumlary.com and get some of their Divided D76. It is a
    3 min Bath A and 3 min Bath B, water bath (as a stop) and regular fix.
    The grain will be finer and the negatives will be a joy to print.
    More questions, email me.
    Cheers
     
  4. Thank you folks for your help. I hope it will work. Next time what
    kind of developer for Agfapan APX 25 you would suggest?

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    many thanks

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    Jan
     
  5. I haven't done APX 25 in D-76, but I have done APX 100 in D-76, so
    let me mention a perhaps semi-relevant observation:

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    The published times are too long! My APX 100 would have been
    overdeveloped - too dense - if I had given it the suggested time (I
    think 13 minutes in D-76 1:1 at 68, right?) I use 9 minutes for APX
    100 in D-76 1:1 at 68, and consistenly get nice, even, "medium"
    negatives that print up beautifully on our old Omega condenser.

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    I would approach the published times for APX 25 in D-76 with
    suspicion, if I were you. Follow the published times for your first
    roll, but watch out for overdevelopment: you might want to give your
    next roll less time...
     
  6. The published development times of any manufacturer are only a
    suggested starting point. You must adjust to fit your technique and
    equipment to get optimum results. I've had good results with APX 25
    and many other films with Xtol.
     
  7. Jan:

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    Do you know that APX 25, a great film has been discontinued? If you
    like it, buy plenty and freeze it.
     
  8. i have heard rumors about the Agfapan 25 being discontinued. My dealer
    has not heard that and is still ordering it and receiving their
    orders. I did call Calument and they indicated that Agfa is
    discontining sheet film, but not roll film. I sent an email message to
    Agfa but have not had a response.
     
  9. Apx 25 at 12 asa in Rodinal 2/3 of the recommended time for 25 Asa.
    Wow!
     
  10. The following is an email from Agfa regarding the availability of
    APX25:

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    Dear James,

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    Thank you for your recent E-mail concerning Agfa film.

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    Agfapan APX 25 was a much admired part of Agfa's family of
    professional quality black & white
    films. However, sales volume in recent years has declined to the
    point where it is no longer
    possible to continue production.

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    We regret to inform you that we recently discontinued production of
    APX 25 in all formats
    135-36, 35mm x 17m and 120. Orders for existing stock will be taken
    until supplies are
    exhausted. No other black & white film products are affected.

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    This decision does not reflect any change in the dedication of Agfa
    Consumer Imaging to
    offering consumers a full line of film products. Agfa introduced
    several new films at the
    recent Photokina 2000 in Cologne, Germany and more are expected in
    2001.

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    Agfa intends to continue the development of new film emulsions both in
    black & white and color
    that will keep Agfa Consumer Imaging among the leaders in film
    technology.

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    Thank you for your interest in our products.

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    Sincerely,
    John Auer
     
  11. You were right about the APX 25, it has been discontinued. What a
    pity. I got some news about it and the folks from Agfa wrote me that
    they have stopped producing APS 25 only for the 35mm format. The 120
    film APX 25 is still in production. I have found a few shops where
    they kept some 35 mm "leftovers". The reason why they stopped the
    production is because it was not as used as the other kinds of film
    they make. Can you compare Ilford Pan Super 50 and Agfa APX 25? Are
    there any differences in the graniness.

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    Thanks

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    Jan Jedlicka
    Czech Republic
     
  12. Jan,

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    If you are right, and they have only stopped production of APX 25 in
    35mm, I wish Agfa would make up their mind.

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    Of course, I stocked up on APX 25 in 120, not as much in 35mm. :(
     
  13. I just developed my first APX 25 and something is dead wrong! I used
    rodinal 1+25 for 6 minutes and the prints are way too dark. It was
    pictures of my baby shot with flash at close range. There are no
    whites at all. Everything is black and shades of gray. I shot with
    the correct flash distance I believe. However I changed the enlarging
    time it is still too dark. I still have 8 rolls in my feezer. any
    ideas???
     
  14. Yoni,

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    It would help alot if you described what the negatives looked like.
     

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