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Ilford SFX 200 (Infrared) Medium Speed Black and White Camera Film with Extended Red Sensitivity for Creative Photography, ISO 200, 120 Size image
 
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Brand: Ilford
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Ilford SFX 200 (Infrared) Medium Speed Black and White Camera Film with Extended Red Sensitivity for Creative Photography, ISO 200, 120 Size
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4 stars
(based on 2 reviews)
 
Close Enough
By LudditeVerified Reviewer from Fairfax, Virginia on 9/5/2010
Pros:
Consistent, Good Tonal Range, Scans Well
Best Uses:
Artwork, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Ilford Ilford SFX 200 (Infrared) Medium Speed Black and White Camera Film with Extended Red Sensitivity for Creative Photography, ISO 200, 120 Size:

While SFX is not an IR film, it is close enough for my purposes. I can shoot it hand-held in a Maymiya 6 rangefinder with a Cokin P007 [89B] filter, or in my Nikon FM2 with a B+W 091 [29] deep-red filter, with good results. I particularly like the combination of SFX and WD2D+.

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Not a IR film
By DebejyoVerified Reviewer from Tempe, AZ on 8/24/2010
Pros:
Good Tonal Range
Cons:
Not an IR
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Ilford Ilford SFX 200 (Infrared) Medium Speed Black and White Camera Film with Extended Red Sensitivity for Creative Photography, ISO 200, 120 Size:

Use a deep red filter (Hoya 25A or similar) with this film and shoot at ISO 200. Produces nice contrast. Remember: if you can't see through the filter, neither can this film @ ISO 200.

If you want to use a 720nm filter (b+w 092 or equivalent), the settings are at bright sunlight (sunny 16 condition) at F16, exposure is 2 min. I shot at F32 with a 8 min exposure. Anything less is useless. You can probably go little more... This is primarily because this film is very less sensitive to IR and all the pictures are through the red leak in the filter. So, if you are expecting white trees, you are out of luck :( . Oh, and at this setting, the you will have a lot of grains.

Conclusion: use it with a deep red filter and not any larger wavelengths.

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