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12-21-2009, 12:04 PM   #1
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Agfa film is back!

Agfa film reintroduced in North America

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12-21-2009, 12:20 PM   #2
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I don't know where people have been getting it from, however we've been developing the odd roll for 6 months or so.
I honestly haven't been that impressed by any photos I've seen taken with it so far, however I'd like to try a roll for myself and see what I can do.
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As that artical says, the market for film is small, but it's there.

Digital may have surpassed the quality of film in some ways, but there will always be a market for the "film look".
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I got a lot of old stock in my cabinet hehe. Though expired, still working good.

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QuoteOriginally posted by little laker Quote
I honestly haven't been that impressed by any photos I've seen taken with it so far
Try developing APX100 in Rodinal and you will see!

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12-21-2009, 02:55 PM   #7
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The colour film, Agfa Vista, is the worst I've ever used. Not suitable for any lighting. APX100 is fine. APX400 is slow, better at 200.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
Ooooo..... an Agfa Selecta! Very cool!

I'll post pics of my newly acquired Solinette.
It's at the Post Office; I 'll get it tomorrow.

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The question that comes to my mind is "Who is making this stuff?". My understanding was that the Agfa film factories are no more and that the technologies and residual stock had been assimilated into other companies (e.g. Rollei, aka Mahn/Maco and others). Is this NOS from various warehouses or is it a different film marketed under the Agfa name?

Here is a related reference:
APX 100..... in or out of production? - Photo.net B&W Photo - Film & Processing Forum
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12-21-2009, 07:53 PM   #10
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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. )
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Re: Agfa film is back!

Great news indeed! And not just because I love APX 100-- any new (or renewed) entrance into the film market is good news. I just hope APX 100 will be available in 120.
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Well, if it is the real thing, I might pick up a couple of rolls of APX 100 to compare to my curly Rollei Retro 100.

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It is interesting that it is being distributed by Ferrania USA.
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No Scala, no APX 25, no Portrait 160 and worst of all no Ultra
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QuoteOriginally posted by pingflood Quote
No Scala, no APX 25, no Portrait 160 and worst of all no Ultra
I'm wondering if the b&w is a Ferrania film with the Agfa name on it. Agfa appears to exist in name only. Ferrania may still have manufacturing facilities. Then again, it may end up being repackaged chinese film.
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