Rollei Infrared - 120 Film
Now: £6.50 GBP
The optimum creative tool, this medium format film can be shot in two different ways. First - as a straight black and white film ISO 400, with a slight ghostly result due to the infrared sensitivity. Alternatively you pair it with a deep red filter to disproportionately focus on the IR spectrum!
Trees will be bright white, people will glow, the sky will be dark black, and you will be rewarded with some of the most dramatic images straight out of the camera. Note that this will increase the necessary exposure significantly (it will respond at sensitivity of ~ISO 12-25)
To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film. And if you want the full details about the film, including technical information, read about Rollei Infrared over on EMULSIVE.
As a company Rollei is most famous for it's cameras - particularly the iconic twin-lens Rolleiflex - but this German-based company founded in 1920 has also had a long history of making B&W films. Unfortunately the parent company didn't survive the digital revolution of the 90s/00s but the brand survives today under licence to AgfaPhoto - who continue to support emulsions old and new.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Rollei
Where we ship
When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Rollei Infrared Film 120 Infrared ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
Really interesting film to shoot - make sure you have a 720nm filter and a tripod, and you might have to guesstimate your developing times (Ilfotec HC for about 7 minutes works).
I shot my first roll at EI25 with the IR filter - I'll shoot the next at at least 12 possibly 6.
There isn't much information about reciprocity either - I shot my first roll through a Pinhole and guesstimated at doubling for anything over 1 second, then adding "a bit" more after ten seconds. Seemed to work ok...
Sharpness is great, and it's a proper infrared film - what's not to like?
I’m a big fan of infrared photography in general, and this near-IR film is one that I’ve always got in my 120 film drawer. I have several IR filters but the one I use most with this film is a 720nm filter which swallows around six stops of exposure meaning I typically shoot at ISO 6 although I do sometimes bracket +/-1 stop. Get the light right and this film can produce some magical images although in my experience it pays to be picky about when you shoot it. A bright, sunny day with blue skies and fluffy white clouds are my favourite conditions but it is possible to get nice results in most light. Developed in Rodinal at 1+25 this produces lovely negatives which scan very nicely and also print well in the darkroom.
I got back into photography in 2016 doing mainly black and white with the occasional colour roll. Saw the results others had achieved using infrared film and R72 filter.
Went out on a nice sunny spring day with mamiya C220f loaded with the film and filter attached. Experimented with film using between 3 and 5 stops compensation for Filter, really liked the results well worth a try, purchased another roll.