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12-23-2009, 03:05 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ratmagiclady Quote
As far as I know, Agfa has continued to make industrial emulsions and the like all along: it's not like they dismantled their factories and sold off all the rights to their stuff.

It's the B&W paper I want to see again.

(Come to think of it, Chris sent me some Rodinal he said he didn't need: I was surprised (and a little smiley) to see the actual Agfa logo on the package. )
Actually they did sell the machinery and the name rights. Some improved Agfa emulsions (the APX series namely) is manufactured and sold under the Rollei label and others directly under the real force behind Agfa film today, Otto Mahn's Maco:

Macodirect.de

It's all there: films, chemistry etc. Film-wise the main difference to old stock is, that the newer emulsions are manufactured on a thicker base layer, as the original Agfa base cannot be produced anymore (Agfa Gevaert seems to hold tight to these machines and they would only produce a new run of that film base, if Maco would order immense quantities, which they simply cannot afford.)

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Aha. Well, it's certainly better news than I had heard a few years ago.

And they were saying 'film is dead.'
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I just put some Agfa XRG 100 in my Z-70.... it expired in March '96 but after reading this thread, I am convinced of the superiority of Agfa films
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ratmagiclady Quote
Aha. Well, it's certainly better news than I had heard a few years ago.

And they were saying 'film is dead.'
I mean, you have less and less choice in normal photographic shops. But in pro shops (even Calumet) and those specialist mail order bussinesses the choice is still quite good. I think in Geramny alone I have at least four or five mail oder shops, which deliver a wide variety of film, especially BW.

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Has anyone ever tried these ADOX CHS B&W films? It looks like they used to sell under the EFKE brand name.

Thanks, Phil.

- ADOX CHS Film Series -
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ben_Edict Quote
I mean, you have less and less choice in normal photographic shops. But in pro shops (even Calumet) and those specialist mail order bussinesses the choice is still quite good. I think in Geramny alone I have at least four or five mail oder shops, which deliver a wide variety of film, especially BW.

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I don't think it's a bad time at all:even in the good old days, I didn't get to try all that much different stuff. My film use is actually somewhat at a crawl right now, while I concentrate on getting my digital skills and capacity together, but if you have to send away, anyway, it's certainly quite a candy store, especially if people are re-issuing the Agfa type stuff.

I keep wanting to spend some more quality time with various films and developers and 'find my new look,' ...which I'll probably be more enthusiastic about when I can actually print.
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A lot of Agfa films are still available and being sold under the Rollei brand name:
Most people are not aware that not all of Agfa went out of business, only the plant in Leverkeusen, Germany went bankrupt, but Agfa Gevaert in Mortsel, Belgium is still alive and kicking and producing film, they just weren't selling any under their own brand name. It is nice to hear that they are going to produce APX 100 again though. Rollei Retro 100 stock which was cut from the last production runs of APX 100 from the now defunct Leverkeusen plant was running low. There are some places still selling the Rollei Retro 100 in Europe and at low prices too.

Here are the Rollei brand films and their production facilities:

Rollei RSD Slide Direct = Agfa Gevaert Mortsel, Belgium
Rollei ATP 1.1 = Agfa Gevaert Mortsel, Belgium
Rollei Pan 25 = Agfa Gevaert Mortsel, Belgium
Rollei Ortho = ORWO/Filmotech
Rollei R3 = ORWO/Filmotech
Rollei Superpan 200 Pro = Agfa Gevaert Mortsel, Belgium (Aviphot 200)
Rollei Retro 80S = Agfa Gevaert Mortsel, Belgium (Avi Pan 80)
Rollei Retro 100 = Agfa Germania, Leverkeusen 2005
Rollei Retro 400 = Agfa Germania, Leverkeusen 2005
Rollei Retro 100S = Agfa Gevaert Mortsel, Belgium
Rollei Retro 400S = Agfa Gevaert Mortsel, Belgium
Rollei IR 820/400 = Agfa Gevaert Mortsel, Belgium
Rollei Digibase CN 200 = Agfa Gevaert Mortsel, Belgium

Some Rollei Retro 100 (APX100) samples:





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well its nice to have vista and precisa back.
but what i would realy love is that they would make ultra again.
its my favorite film all time.

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I'd forgotten all about Agfa films thinking that they had passed away forever but I did love their colour neg (APS 200?) with the distinct warm colours produced. Here's one from my old camera club days, I was considered a bit of a weirdo using the brand but I really didn't care with results like this-



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p.s. I just love that last boat shot Agnostic. A really busy photo yet so clear and precise.
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Dr. ego, unless the old Vista was absolutely terrible too, this Vista is not the same.
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has anyone tried Agfa CT precisa 100, slide film?
If so, what are your thoughts about it?
Do you have any sample pic's?
Thanks in advance.
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QuoteOriginally posted by little laker Quote
has anyone tried Agfa CT precisa 100, slide film?
If so, what are your thoughts about it?
Do you have any sample pic's?
Thanks in advance.
I have tried a couple in the long and distant past. Quite poor consumer film, not really better than Orwochrome (of GDR provenance). The really good Agfa slide film were the Agfachrome RSX, especially the 100 ISO type. I used that film a lot in 120 formats - very nice.

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