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10-25-2014, 05:56 PM   #1
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Agfa APX 400 film question

I bought a 10-pack of Agfa APF 400 120 film from Lomography for my recently purchased Bronica S2 medium format camera. Does anyone know what this film really is? Seems that Agfa/Rollei film is now being produced by some other German company.
Just got the package from Lomography today - 10 rolls in a nice wooden box, number 444 out of 2000 limited (didn't realize that when I ordered it, but I'm more interested in the results I get when using it than whether or not the film is a "limited edition.")
I eventually want to start developing film myself, but to begin with I plan on using a lab to develop until I can get more familiar with the camera - totally manual - and get a sense for how well I'm doing with it. The city we live in has regular classes on darkroom; I plan on signing up for that and turning our second bathroom into my development area.

So - if anyone has any experience with this film, I'd really appreciate hearing about it, and if you're doing your own B&W development, whatever things have worked well for you.

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To do B&W negative developing at home you only need a bathroom and some other development stuff, nothing fancy. I'm learning to do it and it sounds way more scary than it is, the latitude for some mistakes is pretty high.

Here you got times for that film:
B&W Film Developing Times | The Massive Dev Chart
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From what I've heard, the new APX 400 is Kentmere 400.
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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
To do B&W negative developing at home you only need a bathroom and some other development stuff, nothing fancy. I'm learning to do it and it sounds way more scary than it is, the latitude for some mistakes is pretty high.

Here you got times for that film:
B&W Film Developing Times | The Massive Dev Chart
Thanks for the link to the Massive Dev Chart! That's going to be really handy. First I'm going to read thru the user guide and the other links on it.

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From what I've heard, the new APX 400 is Kentmere 400.
Thanks, Colton!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
From what I've heard, the new APX 400 is Kentmere 400.
Yep, that is my understanding as well.


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