Agfa 25 exposure/processing techniques : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread

Hello~ I've just begun shooting with Agfa 25, at so convenient a time as to face it's discontinuation. As my supply of it is limited, I don't have the resources to experiment heavily with it as I have with my 100 and 400 speed films. I have a project in mind for this winter that I would like to use apx25 for (perhaps use my entire reserve and move on to PanF...) and am hoping for a few hints in accelerating my success with the film- my first attempt was 120 apx25 exposed at 25 in Rodinol 1:50/68* in a small Patterson tank with inversions every 30 seconds for ten minutes. My results looked a little "compressed" in an odd way, conrasty, but without the "snap" I've learned to coax from FP4+ and Tri-X. Any suggestions are much appreciated; for the record my fav film has been FP4+ @ 100 in Xtol 1:1 for 9:45 and my final output for the upcoming project is (tentatively) 16x20 prints from 645 negs. Thanks to all~

-- Eamonn Aiken (, December 18, 2000


I used up the last of my Agfa APX 25 (shedding crocodile tears here) and I had great results with Xtol 1:1, 68F (20C) for 6min.

I'm gonna miss that film.

-- Brian C. Miller (, December 18, 2000.

On my site I have the times I use for Rodinal at I show APX 25 (rated at 25) developed in Rodinal (1:75) for 15 minutes at 68 degrees. Or rate it at 12 and develop in Rodinal (1:100) for 7 minutes at 68 degrees. My best results were with the latter.

-- Ed Buffaloe (, December 18, 2000.

It is not all gone so far. Some suppliers still have some in stock.

B&H is out of it, but Calumet still has some, as does the Film Shop (

Do watch the Film Shop, if you order online and they do not have it in stock (assuming you do order stuff that is in stock) you will not know until the package arrives.

-- Terry Carraway (, December 19, 2000.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news,but I called Calumet last week and they didnot have any left either.

-- Ann Clancy (, December 19, 2000.

I always expose APX25 at 12 Asa and develop it with one third shorter time than recommended by Agfa for 25 Asa.

-- Patric (, December 19, 2000.

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