Film Query

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by montresor, May 20, 2007.

  1. montresor

    montresor TPF Noob!

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    Am thinking of rolling my own. Looking around on the net, I see there's 100' of Agfapan ISO 400 available for about $30.00. Can anyone report on Agfapan -- charscteristics, etc.?
     
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    I really like Agfapan, and much prefer it to Kodak and Ilford B+W films, although that is opinion of course and I'm not suggesting there is anything wrong with those. I would say that generally APX has a "softer" look to it than Kodak films, perhaps is a bit lower contrast, but not as soft as Ilford. Of course I'm sure how each is developed has a lot to do with it, but the results I have had from APX have been pretty consistently similar (developed at a lab). I have not used 400, only 100 and 25. Here are a some examples.

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    APX100
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    This is TMAX400
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    And this is Ilford HP5+
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    I realize that may be of limited use for comparison but I think it shows some of what I perceive as the "family" traits of the brands.

    Dave
     
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    montresor TPF Noob!

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    Wow, the Agfa looks great -- outstanding photos too. I haven't used T-Max for years, it looks as harshly contrasty as I recall (though it was interesting in a Holga, I thought....). Will have to look into Agfa's lower ISOs as well, they have a wonderful tonal range. Thanks for the side-by-side postings!
     

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