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Kodak Ektachrome Professional Infrared EIR Color Slide Film ISO 100/200, 35mm Size, 36 Exposure, Transparency - USA

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About Kodak

KODAK EKTACHROME Professional Infrared EIR Film is Kodak's first infrared-sensitive color transparency film compatible with Process E-6 chemicals. It provides scientists and technologists with the option of processing their film locally or remaining with specialty labs. It also permits advanced amateur and commercial photographers to experiment more readily with a "false-color" film for special effects.

Due to its infrared sensitivity, exposure to any infrared sources will fog this film. Labs must take special care to handle EIR film properly. To avoid fogging this film:
° Open the film can only in total darkness.
° Turn off all infrared sources, e.g., sensors, cameras, goggles, etc., in the darkroom and processing area.

EKTACHROME Professional Infrared EIR Film can be processed in either Process AR-5 or Process E-6 chemicals, depending on the results required:
° For infrared accuracy, use KODAK EA-5 Chemicals and Process AR-5. An exposure index of 100 is a good starting point for daylight exposures with a KODAK WRATTEN Gelatin Filter No. 12.
° Process E-6 produces images with higher color saturation and contrast. The effective speed of film processed in Process E-6 chemicals is EI 200. EIR film can be pushed one stop for an exposure index of approximately 320. We do not recommend pushing the film beyond one stop. Note: Be sure to turn off all sources of infrared radiation that may be associated with your processing equipment (sensors, goggles, cameras, etc) to avoid fogging this film.

Due to its thin 4-mil KODAK ESTAR Base, film used in critical applications may require special handling to avoid the possibility of crinkling during the cutting operation. Labs with minimal experience in handling EIR film may want to consider hand-mounting the processed slides.

Kodak Features

  • Infrared sensitivity from 700 to 900 nm and normal (near ultraviolet and visible) sensitivity from 380 to 700 nm
  • Infrared sensitivity allows you to see color signatures between objects that are visually quite similar.
  • ESTAR Base Provides flexibility, moisture resistance, high tear resistance, excellent dimensional stability, and good optical properties.
  • Fine grain and medium sharpness
  • Meets a wide range of needs from artistic creativity to scientific and technical applications.
  • Push processing in Process E-6
  • Allows for increased shutter speeds under low-light situations or contrast adjustment.
  • A truly unique transparency film that delivers false color to creatively capture what is and is not seen by the professional photographer. With two emulsion layers capturing visible light and one capturing infrared, this film provides a fresh and completely new way to approach your subject.
  • So, experiment. Turn the ordinary into the fascinating with EKTACHROME Infrared Film's strong colors and unusual intensity. Definitely a look that breaks ordinary boundaries.
  • Use Process E-6 for highest color saturation and contrast.

Kodak Specifications

4-mil ESTAR
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eir color infrared film available here


this is the most interesting film i know and i have dedicated much time to it.the film has been discontinued from kodak, but i am cutting it down to 120 medium format for anyone interested[@]


It is its own beautiful universe.


We're still learing about color infrared photography... but what an exciting world to explore. There's definitely a learning curve with CIR, but you'll be getting fascinating results from the get-go. A fantastic book on the subject is The Art of Color Infrared Photography by Steven H. Begleiter. One important subject the book covers is the use of filters needed for CIR. The standard filter used is the Wratten yellow #12.


Great film -- Difficult to Develop


Excellent film -- difficult to develop correctly.[...] costs way too much.


Infrared, my film of choice for 2 years


I do fine art abstracts and for the last two years I've been using the Kodak Infrared Slide Film. Most of the time I cross process and make enlargements in the darkroom. Turning the slide film into color negatives with super saturated colors is perfect for my application. The images have a unique grain texture where colors overlap. I have never seen this in any other film. As an artist this gives my work a quality that separates me from other artists.

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