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AgfaPhoto APX Film 35mm B&W ISO 400

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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


Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 400
Exposures: 36
Pack size: 1

To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film. And if you want the full details about the film, including technical information, read about AgfaPhoto APX over on EMULSIVE.

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.

For more information about the brand check out our bio of AgfaPhoto

All sample photos (c) Dennis Skley

Where we ship

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!

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Landscapes, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Creative/Abstract, Travel
A workhorse of a film

Not uses this film before and I shot this roll on my trust Nikon F% in manual mode metering independently of the camera. Processed in Ilford Perceptol at a dilution of 1 : 1 for 23 min agitation for first 30 sec and then every 2 min for 5 sec. The negatives were then scanned using an Epson V600 scanned and subsequently opened in Lightroom classic where minor enhancement were made. I am impressed by the detail that resulted in these images and it is a film that I would definitely use for atmospheric street photography. Grain there by not objectional and very different from noise produced in a digital camera. I like it

Perfect for: Beginners
Beginner Film

This is a great beginner film and at a very reasonable price. Don’t expect amazing results but equally the results are certainly not terrible either. Great film for messing around with, I used an SLR but might get more fun out of it using a point and shoot. Grain is evident and tones are a bit flat. It wasn’t a particularly bright day when I used this, others seem to get better results with better light, so I might try it again during the summer.

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Street Photography
Great Film

Not used AGFA films for years and never used the 400 ISO film. Looking at the other reviews I thought I would order some.

What a fantastic film grain is fine for a 400 ISO works well in very low contrast light and great punch when its high contrast. I developed it in XTOL stock. I think they are a good combination to get the fine grain.

Perfect for: Beginners, Street Photography, Architecture, Travel
My first BW film

This film was my first BW film I tried on point and shoot and also on SLR camera. and I liked it a lot. This shot I took on our mountain trip with my friends.

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract
Nice film, just tricky to load on Paterson spool

This APX 400 film from Agfa produces good quality negatives, and the film dries nice and flat when developed. The only minor problem I had with it was it jamming up when loading up the Paterson spool for developing, though this could easily be down to me...I'm quite new to home developing.

I shot the film at box speed in my Praktica Super TL3, using the Auto Cosmogon lens (Helios 44, just branded differently) and developed it in Df96 Monobath.

Would I buy it again?... probably!