Rollei Infrared Film 35mm Infrared ISO 400
The optimum creative tool, this 35mm 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)
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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
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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 35mm Infrared ISO 400 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
This was the first ir film i have ever shot and it produces great results. I used a polaroid IR720 filter that ensured reds were dark, greens white etc...however..... as with all learning curves i made some huge errors, fortunately not enough to ruin the images and enough to learn how to use this film properly. Firstly i overexposed the film, by a huge amount. I watched a youtube video where a photographer suggested 30 sec@f8 on a sunny day. WAY TOO MUCH. 5 seconds would have been enough. Luckily the massive dev chart suggested developing for only 6 mins in ID11, which i did, thankfully. Rollei, i discovered later suggest 10 mins, so i had under developed the film. The results were great infrared examples but, as a result of my mistakes, the grain was huge.
So when i use the film again my settings will be 5 secs at f8 on a very sunny day with blue sky.
Its a great film. Very easy to use and doesn't really need to be loaded in the dark. Its a bit thin which makes life a bit difficult when transferring to a development reel. But otherwise, no faults at all. Great fun.
I shot this as a straight b/w film rather than infra red. Really nice contrast and grain. I shot with a circular polarizer on most of my images. When summer time comes I will buy this film again to try and capture the classic white leaves seen on plants as described above. In the meantime this is a really good film, I could be tempted to rate this at 200 rather than 400 next time as a few images where quite dark.
not sure i made the most of this film as it was one of the first infrared rolls i shot, but i wasn't overly impressed with it. foliage does look good in sunlight tho. used with a red filter
Rollei IR 400 is an excellent film when used with an IR filter. I use mainly a nm950 with my light meter set to asa 10 depending on the available light and then bracket 1 stop up and down. If I want to shoot ordinary B/W then I just replace the IR filter with a yellow/green and reset the meter to 400.
I use a FED 2 from the 1950's with a 50mm Jupiter lens instead of an SLR because I can focus with the filter on.