Ilford SFX 200 - 35mm Film

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SFX 200 film from Ilford is a premium B&W film created for high-quality and high-detail infrared photography. Pair it with an intense red filter for unique and powerful images.

As always with infrared we recommend aiming your camera at full vegetation and dramatic skies. Or experiment with portraits and flashes for a very different look!



Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Infrared
ISO: 200
Exposures: 36
Pack size: 1


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 Ilford over on EMULSIVE.


Ilford was founded in 1879 in the English town of the same name. They are B&W royalty in the photography industry thanks to their 140-year heritage and their support for photographers with chemicals and development as well as film. In the mid-20th Century they produced several well-regarded camera lines (including one given to Princess Elizabeth that was later stolen!) but today they are focused on producing the best films and development processes that they can.

For more information about the brand check out our bio of Ilford

Sample shots (c) Tea, two sugars and Antony Shepherd used under CC2.0 licence


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 Ilford SFX Film 35mm B&W ISO 200 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!

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Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above (if available) when you purchase your film.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
William McCaffery
I was looking for an infrared film

I was looking for an infrared film and came across this Ilford SFX it gives a soft infrared image which is pleasing in my mind I now have some Rollei infrared I try out in the spring.
Might try this film with a higher density filter and see what I get. I was using a 720nm filter

Phoebe Larner
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
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Contrasts to die for

First time using Ilford sfx and it has to be one of my favourite black and white rolls to date. Best used on a sunny day with some clouds for shadow it brings out beautiful contrasts and detail making it ideal for those dramatic shots , ,while also allowing for some subtlety in portraits. Would highly recommend.

Christine Lowe
Perfect for: Landscapes, Architecture
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Great fun

Not used this film for a very long time & my first efforts were a bit iffy. Decided to have another try as I’ve gone back to using film & enjoying trying different films. Was really pleased with the results using just a normal red filter. Worth trying out maybe in Autumn to see what results are like

Stuart Bain
Perfect for: Landscapes, Creative/Abstract
Extended Red Sensitivity Film

Ilford state that this film, while not being infrared gives similar results. Without having access to an infrared film we are never going to know for sure. It does, without doubt give dramatic results when paired with a dark red filter - I used an R29 from Tiffen. I had very satisfying results with the film in a Pentax MX and 24mm f2.8 A series lens. Ilford recommend bracketing shots by 2 stops. I found that 2 stops underexposure worked best compared with the Pentax MX meter reading through the R29 filter. I think this may also have been related to choosing primary subjects that were red or white, ensuring plenty of red light for the film to record.

I found some of my shots at larger apertures looked a bit soft and I'm not sure if this was because of difficulty in accurate focus through such a dark red filter or my lens being unable to focus the extended red wavelengths of light on the same plane as other wavelengths. My bracketed shots when stopped down look sharp.

Shots with people in look ghostly, with dark skies, stark clouds, and ethereal vegetation all achievable. It pays to think carefully about composition and the colour of your primary subject.

I developed the film in ID-11 to Ilford's instructions. All fine.

Quite grainy for an ISO 200 film, but all in all very pleasing and great fun.

Viraj Chauhan
Perfect for: Landscapes, Travel
came back quite grainy but still really liked the (often fairly subtle) effect

this was one of the first infrared rolls i've shot so i probably didn't use it to its full potential, but i still really liked some of the images. paired it with a red filter which worked best with landscapes / foliage shots whilst on a sunny holiday. easily fixable red cast but that may have been the labs issue. not a huge fan of how portraits look with this film, i would probably avoid taking them with this.