Ifrared B&W film.

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by antonio_carusone, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Does it exist in 120? I know Kodak makes it but I can't find a 120 version.

    I'm looking to get that silver tone I see in a lot of black and whites. Does anyone know what film
    produces that?
  2. Here are some examples of what Im looking for.<br><br>

    <img src="http://d6d2h4gfvy8t8.cloudfront.net/4636961-lg.jpg"><br><br>

    <img src="http://d6d2h4gfvy8t8.cloudfront.net/4636866-md.jpg"><br><br>

    <img src="http://d6d2h4gfvy8t8.cloudfront.net/4640120-md.jpg"><br><br>
  3. Antonio,<br><br>None of the samples you provided look like they were taken using IR film. 'Plain old', but very finely handled, ordinary B&W film.
  4. Try Calumet for Maco IR film in 120. It is quite different than Kodak, I rate it at 1/2 asa (or rather expose it at 2 seconds at f/16) for shadow detail, others rate it a little higher.

    Maco has a newer version, probably the one you will order from Calumet, that has a higher speed.

    I've not used that to know what the speed would be.

    I also use a 720nm cutoff filter, very dark red, b+w 092 I think, Hoya 72, etc. It is a panchromatic film and needs the dark filter in order to get the "wood effect" or ir effect you are looking for.

    I believe I mention it on my web site, http://www.RobertHall.com

    Feel free to email me with any questions.

    Robert Hall
  5. Freestyle Photo has some Rollei R3 film that isn't ungodly expensive. I think it's $8 US a roll.
    You might try them.
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    I also agree with Q.G. that none of those images you show are IR. Maybe the first one, but I
    don't think so.
  6. I still swear by 120 HIE. Great film. Downside it that it'll only be available for less than a year more, now costs $20 a roll, and is only available from DavidRomano.com.

    But nothing else has the IR sensitivity or speed. I keep filling the freezer.
  7. Antonio-

    www.bhphotocom sells Rollei 400 ISO infrared 120 film, $8.49 a roll. Its the same emulsion as the Maco IR film.

  8. Maco 820c, a fine (but expensive) 100 speed film. With a Hoya R72 I shoot it at EI 6, so a tripod or other support is a necessity.
  9. Maco 820c is the best. Available in all sizes up to 4x5. At sunny day with 720nm black filter should be rated at ISO 6-10.
  10. The only IR 120 roll film which is in production is the Rollei IR-400 from Rollei/Maco. The (Maco) IR820C is out of production. Kodak HIE is not available in 120 roll film.
    Use this Rollei film at least with a 665nm filter and not over 715/720nm IR filters to get any 'wood' effect.
    Rate this film with a 715nm filter at 12-25 iso depending on the IR circumstances.

    Here is the data sheet:
  11. I recently picked up a couple rolls of the Rollei 400 IR film... anyone have some tips for shooting it?
  12. Here you can find all actual info about this film, including a German test (Fine Art Foto) and some recommendations of Rollei/Maco itself:

    Best regards,


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