The optimum creative tool, this large 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
Sample images (c) Tom Hart
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Having used a few rolls of 120 in the last year I eagerly awaited a box of sheet film when it became available again in the late summer. Loading the holders the film was found to be very thin and more flimsy than I was used to but still managed to load without too much of a problem. I shot a variety of images on a work trip using a Horseman45FA and an R72 filter to get the film IR effect. On one occasion I shot with an R72 and a red filter (5 second exposure at F32) and although I cant say it was definitely the Filter combo, it ended up being my favourite exposure of the trip. I expose to get full shadow detail and pull development to N-1 or even N-2 if I "think" I will lose the highlight detail (you never know- or at least I don't) and have had good results using HC110B with 6 minutes as an N time although more often than not pulled to N-1 development has worked and given a nice density. I have attained images with the full B+W IR look with white foliage and black skies to more subtle looks like the attached ( very far North in the UK / mid September and sun fairly low in the sky )
I really like the look with this film and particularly the sky rendition even when it is a bit more subtle.
As the previous reviewer notes, this is vey thin acetate and needs careful handling, but no more than the 120 format. Worked well for me. Rate at 25iso and use a black filter.
Great fun in 35/ medium format but really struggling with the stuff in 4X5. Sheets and way too thin, a pain to load and even worse to get into the tank holder system. Will not be buying again in LF.
I use this film with a 720nm filter and rate it at 6 ISO when metering. As with the 120 roll film version which I’ve used extensively this is a very capable film which can produce some lovely tones. I’ve been developing both my 120 and 5x4 sheet films in Rodinal and find this gives me a look I’m happy with. The 5x4 film sheets are very thin, especially compared to my usual 5x4 stock and so need handling very carefully. That said, I can see me using this on a regular basis moving forward especially once life returns to something approaching normality and I can get out properly again.