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I USE APX25 IN 120 FORMAT BUT WOULD LIKE TO USE IT IN MY 5*4 CAMERA BUT CAN'T FIND IT IN THE UK. IS IT AVAILABLE IN U.S.? ANYONE HAVE TRIED AGFA BUT UNRESPONSIVE.
-- PAUL HAMMOND (email@example.com), January 31, 1998
According to the Agfa website (www.agfa.com) APX 25 is not available in 4x5. Click on products, then films, then black and white pro. then availability.
Most manufacturers don't bother to make slow films in large format. Grain isn't an issue and most photographers need the depth of field provided by faster films. Kodak Technical Pan is the only one I know of, but it's quite difficult to use. Sorry.
-- Andrew Herrick (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 02, 1998.
Agfa actually did manufacture APX 25 in sheet film, 4x5 at least, until quite recently. I suppose they discontinued because of lack of demand. Kodak will manufacture virtually any size of film on special order, but you generally have to buy a very large quantity. Perhaps if enough of us prevailed upon Agfa, they would re-introduce it.
-- Harold Clark (email@example.com), February 17, 1998.