Originally Posted by ChrisPlatt
Has anyone here tried the "new" AgfaPhoto APX100 and APX400 films?
The "new" Agfa APX 100 and APX 400 films are in fact Kentmere 100 and Kentmere 400 films, sold either as Agfa or as Rollei (RPX 100 and RPX 400) or as Kentmere products.
I wouldn't say that the "new" APX 100 (or its Kentmere 100 and RPX 100 clones) is close to the old APX 100.
Ditto for the Ilford FP4+.
The Ilford PAN 100 (which is a different film, rumoured to be the old FP4 before the introduction of the "Plus" - but I wouldn't vouch for this according to what I get with it) may have a closer rendition if you are after something looking like the old APX 100. But, not quite yet.
The Fomapan 100, as excellent as it is, has an oversensitivity to the blue, hence a different rendition indeed. To skip that oversensitivity to the blue, using a x2 yellow filter and exposing it to 40-50 ASA while developing it in Rodinal with times matching 80-100 ASA works well (1+50, 11-12 minutes at 20C). It works as well with D76 1+1 (12-13 minutes at 20C).