AgfaPhoto APX Film 35mm B&W ISO 400
Our Price: £5.00 GBP100080
Rated ISO 400 but with the potential to be pushed to 1600 without a significant drop in quality, this 35mm black and white film is perfect for low-light conditions, creative imagery, and fast-moving (sports and children!) photography
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AgfaPhoto is the film photography spin-off of the much-bigger German corporation Agfa-Gevaert. It's film heritage stretches back to 1964 when it began producing B&W films aimed at the consumer market but was set up as a separate organisation in 2004 to allow the parent company to focus on other industries. Much smaller now than it's heyday in the 80s and 90s, Agfa is known for film that is affordable and reliable - and had a passionate following in Poundland until recently.
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All sample photos (c) Dennis Skley
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When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your AgfaPhoto APX Film 35mm B&W ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
Was bought in order to test black and white films I hadn’t used before and to start home developing. I was surprised by how good the film is for the price. It has a fine grain with a good range of tone although it seems to lean towards overall darker images. Works well for a variety of situations and lighting. These were developed at home with Ilfosol3 at 1+9 dilution and scanned on an Epson V370 and I was impressed with how well my images came out. Definitely a brilliant alternative to more expensive films such as Tmax or Tri-x
Very low contrast at box speed - retains high
Ights very well though. I like this shot between 800-1200 And developed for 1600 in Xtol. That’s really my go to daily shooting approach and this holds up to those demands.
Crikey. I wasn't expecting much from this one at all, given the bargain price and precarious-sounding recent history of the AGFA brand. I can easily say this has been a very pleasant surprise!
There is very little grain for a 400-speed film, and while contrast is fairly low compared to say Tri-X, it is also much higher than HP5 and the lack of grain makes it feel incredibly detailed. I've not yet tried pushing it but look forward to seeing what a touch more contrast does for the overall look. Shot my first rolls of it with a battered Nikon F around a deserted Manchester city centre, and as a versatile documentary film it's just perfect.
I'm a convert.
I bought this product as part of a larger film order to simply test out films that I hadn't shot before. I usually shoot Kodak's Tmax range of B&W films for their incredibly low grain and great tonal reproduction, but sadly the price hike has made it too expensive for a daily carry around. Agfa APX 400 is a high speed, 35mm black and white film and to cut to the chase - it's really, REALLY good. I developed it using Percetol 1+1 (for even lower grain) at 20c / 25 minutes to bring it back up to box speed. I was so happy with the results, I'm more than likely going to make this my daily B&W film from now on!
It has much less contrast than say Tri-X or HP5. If you're digitally scanning, it's great as there's SO MUCH TONE to play with, detail is retained in all of the highlights incredibly well, so you can over expose a little if that's your look. I often find that more contrasty films only capture a portion of what my eyes see, and leave either the highlights or shadows in a state of confusion and loss of detail. One more thing to add, photographers forget that you can control the contrast of your work as part of the scanning / printing process, so if it appears "flatter" than you would like, just add more contrast!
Overall, this is a great film that suits the modern workflow incredibly well. 5/5 would take on a second date.
A great stock to try if your bored of shooting HP5, as it will be familiar yet fresh. It has a cool, almost washed out look that’s super in fashion at the moment.
It can be pushed, as shown in the below photos, but not as well as HP5. Picks up grain pretty quick, even pushed to 800.
But yeah, it’s a good film. Try it if you’re looking for something different