of you will be familiar with the more recent incarnations of Agfa
Copex. It is a slow speed, super-fine grain "microfilm" originally
produced for copying documents or to be used in medical applications.
Therefore, it is most often seen without
perforations, but this is the original predecessor, and with normal
perforations for use in 35mm still cameras. It was actually made by
Gevaert in Belgium during the short time between 1964 and 1981 while
they were still co-owners of the Agfa-Gevaert company, before AGFA (as
their parent company Bayer) bought them out.
Here you can see the original Gevaert boxes containing this film.
Here's what AGFA had to say about their later versions of this film.
resolution high-speed microfilm with fine grain. Spectral sensitivity:
panchromatic. Resolution: 600 lines/mm. For all standard flow cameras
with low light intensity including cheque filming on reader-sorters
with average document throughput. Suitable for filming X-ray images.
Mean Features: very fine grain guarantees sharp reproduction of
original documents, spectral sensitivity ensures accurate capture of
coloured and low contrast originals.
several tests I've rated it at ISO 32 and it's somewhat forgiving
around that speed. Check out all my results. Many people recommend
developing this in a SPUR developer to minimize the contrast snd
maximize the fineness of grain. You might consider trying that, but
I've had great results with our Labeauratoire's Caffenol
And you may enjoy experimenting with other developers as well.
You can also see more pictures shot with this, and other unique films
in the: LABEAURATOIRE
Here's your chance to try out this exciting film.
I'm making some rolls available for your experimenting
keeping these rolls inexpensive by
film cassettes and sticking on an artsy label I've made just so you
know what's inside. Using a bulk loader I made rolls of approximately
20 exposures each, sometimes a bit more or less and as with most bulk
loaded film the very last picture of each roll will not be exposed as
that is where it is taped. This is NOT a stock product from Gevaert or
am not proporting to represent those fine companies in any manner.