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  1. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Saw this announcement over on APUG:

    "Fotoimpex in Berlin has announced that they plan to reintroduce AGFA MCC and MCP (under slightly different names, probably Adox), as well as APX 100 and 400 and maybe APX 25 in the next years under their name. Apparently they bought recipes and know-how and are working with former Agfa employees. For those who can read German, the announcement on their forum is here:
    http://www.fotolaborforum.eu/index.php?showtopic=1772
    Introduction for "Adox" MCC is now listed as April 2008, MCP August-November 2007."

    This is not another rumor, as one of the actual owners of Fotoimpex came on board to give more details regarding the factory and rollout dates.

    As a hand colorist and wannabe bromoil artist, I am over the moon to think I could get my hands on the old Agfa MCC 188 paper again!! :cheer: THE best paper on the market for those uses, and I still flounder looking for decent replacements. This is indeed a banner day for alt geeks like me. :D

    I've not ever used the APX films, so I didn't miss it as acutely as the paper when Agfa folded.
     
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    this goes along with my theory that large capacity manufactures may leave the market place to be replaced by smaller and more efficient manufacturers producing similiar items.

    I still think china's lucky will come on strong with the old kodak formulas one day. It might be someone else though.

    If the eastern europeans would retool a few plants they could become major players in black and white film and paper industries quite easily.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    if there is a market and demand for something, there will be industry serving it at some point .... if the market is small, industry will be small.

    so here we have a good example :)
     
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    :still twirling like a little girl:


    :lol:
     
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    that is indeed good news as i was in love with agfa paper. there is one small issue, however; the equipment that they will use is not the same. the recipe is the same, but the equipment plays a role in the quality of the product.

    regardless, i'll buy it as soon as it's available.....

    ....and as giddy as a school girl as i can be, i am just that.
     
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    You're absolutely right about the equipment comments.

    Here are some excerpts from the APUG post by Mirko Boddecker, one of the FotoImpex owners (text copied verbatim; typos courtesy of Mirko). ;)

    It looks promising so far, though the new factory is apparently not a done deal. Nevertheless, I'm thrilled to be spreading news of this kind.
     
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    Adox! The memories come bubbling up from the depths of my wetware. KB14 and KB11. [No 'serious' photographer shot KB17!] Neofin blau. Negatives that seemed at first impossibly thin, but which printed beautifully once you shifted to paper of a different contrast grade than your 'normal' stuff.

    Ilford Pan-F seems to be the modern descendant in terms of negative appearance and 'feel', for lack of a better word.
     
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    If you act soon, anyone who wants a free sample of the new papers can get 5 sheets of each, per Mirko:
    I'm so excited. :) It's not every day you get a favorite product resurrected like this.
     
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    Come on, as we all know from this other thread, film is totally dead!























    :mrgreen:
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yeah, so thank god this is paper...... :sexywink:

    Oh, but that doesn't explain why the APX is coming back too....rumor is 35, 120, and cut sheet sizes..... :sigh: It's hard to love dead technology, isn't it?
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Guess it is really undead ... you cannot really get rid of it fully ;)
     
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    :lol:
     

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