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Agfa apx 100, an amazing cheap black and white 35mm film roll.



young mauritian girl with afro hair posing in the studio, film photography portrait session
Agfa apx 100 a cheap 35mm film with amazing result

This week i started shooting the agfa apx 100 a relatively cheap black and white 35mm film roll that gave me some truly amazing result.


beach view of mauritius island taken on 35mm film
North of Mauritius island, Nikon f5 on tripod

The film was tested on my nikon f5 and i did some general outdoor landscape and studio portrait with it. i used a nikkor 28mm f3.5 Ais for outdoor and a 135mm f3.5 ais in the studio.


girl with egyptian outfit, 35mm analog film photography portrait session
Studio session with a nikon f5 and 135mm f3.5 Ai

The Agfa apx 100 does a very good job for landscape and outdoor photography the film is a bit grainy but very pleasing to the eyes ....


street urban photography with a river going through a urban setting with building
Nikon f5 - Caudan waterfront Port-Louis Mauritius island

The real surprise came with the studio session where this cheap 35mm roll gave me some really stunning photo with amazing rendering


girl with afro hair outfit, 35mm analog film photography portrait session
in the studio, nikkor 135mm f3,5 Ai, rotalux 53 in clamshell lighting - nikon f5

the studio session are done with a butterfly lighting setup and a reflector below the model ( clamshell lighting setup )


girl with egyptian outfit, 35mm analog film photography portrait session
nikon f5 and 135mm f3.5 Ai lens

Overall i am very satisfied with these results, its a relatively cheap film with beautiful grain and texture that does an amazing job at studio portraiture and general street/landscape photography. The film was developed and scanned at my regular lab ( cape film supply ) in Cape town.



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