I can't say we didn't warn you -- see the earlier post in the NEWSTAND on 11/1/1996. I think that was sufficient warning. But Agfa has apparently finally done it and chopped out ALL Agfapan APX 25 B&W film. It is truly a sad, sad day in all of photography. This was just a super film. I stocked my freezer a couple of years ago. And you still might have time to do the same. Here are the details that we have at this time:
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 15:23:50 -0400
From: "John Auer, Agfa Consumer Imaging" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thank you for your recent E-mail concerning Agfa film.
Agfapan APX 25 was a much admired part of Agfa's family of professional quality black & white films. However, sales volume in recent years has declined to the point where it is no longer possible to continue production.
We regret to inform you that we recently discontinued production of APX 25 in all formats 135-36, 35mm x 17m and 120. Orders for existing stock will be taken until supplies are exhausted. No other black & white film products are affected.
This decision does not reflect any change in the dedication of Agfa Consumer Imaging to offering consumers a full line of film products. Agfa introduced several new films at the recent Photokina 2000 in Cologne, Germany and more are expected in 2001. Agfa intends to continue the development of new film emulsions both in black & white and color that will keep Agfa Consumer Imaging among the leaders in film technology.
You should be able to extend the shelf life beyond the expiration date of Agfapan APX 25 at least 5 years by deep freezing the film. If you use a frost free freezer, insulate the film so that it will not thaw during the brief defrost cycles.
Thank you for your interest in our products.
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