“This universal film combines excellent image quality with speed for universal application. It is suitable for a very wide photographic spectrum, including, for example, portrait, landscape as well as abstract photography. Push processing makes its use up to ISO 200/24° possible.”
The above is a marketing description of APX 100 in their 2004 AGFA product catalog, I think just before they discontinued it. Got few boxes of it in medium format, 6.5×9 cm. Though several reviews described it as great for portraits, I am shooting mainly landscapes and that is what I used it for.
All of the pictures are taken at ISO 100 with Mamiya RB67 and 65 and 127 mm lenses. Next 4 photos have been developed with ORWO A-03, 6:30 min. @ 22° C.
All photos scanned with Epson V600. Click the picture below for full size view at 6,683 x 5169 pixels resolution (scanned at 2400 dpi). This is the town of Provadia, shot from Ovech fortress, just above the town.
ORWO A-03 is an old time b&w developer, considered to be gamma-constant and used to develop various films in the same tank, with the same time and temperature. More about A-03 and examples with other films you may find in my post here.
Pictures below were developed with Kodak D-76, 9 min. @ 20° C.
And here are two long exposures with AGFA APX 100 from my balcony:
Here is a document from AGFA with technical data for APX 100 and other films.
I would describe this film as:
- very sharp in sunny days, with great details in the shadows;
- fine grain.
Here are some other reviews of the same film with more examples in different developers:
CLASSIC FILM REVIEW – AGFA AGFAPAN APX 100
Agfa APX 100: Feel The Silver!
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