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Re: [Rollei] Infrared film for the Rollei
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] Infrared film for the Rollei
- From: Nathan Wajsman <wajsman
- Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 08:21:58 +0100
- References: <NCEKJAEDCPCAPICAKIMKGEIACAAA.ptempel >
The Rollei is ideally suited to IR since you do not have to look through
a lens with an almost opaque filter on it.
My favorite IR film (both 35mm and 120) is the new Maco 820c, made by a
company in Hamburg, Germany. It is less extreme than Kodak's IR film but
gives you more of an IR effect that the Konica or Ilford SFX films.
The recommended filter is Heliopan 665 or 695, which yields a speed of 6
or 12. I know it is slow but anyway you are going to be using a tripod,
so it should be OK. You can also get nice images with a dark red (29)
filter. I am pretty sure all of these are available in Bay I mounts from
Heliopan (or their equivalents from B&W), or you can get an adapter so
you can use regular screw-in filters.
As for focusing, I usually do not worry about adjusting focus. There is
some formula out there for how much closer you need to focus with a
given distance and focal length, but if you stop down to f8 or smaller,
then it should not matter.
On my picture-of-the-week web site:
I have some examples of pictures shot with this film (35mm version).
Look at weeks 34 and 42.
Philippe Tempel wrote:
> What's up there guys? I'm thinking of playing with
> infrared film in my Rollei TLR's ('Cord V and recently
> fixed and CLA'd 'Cord Vb).
> 1. Film and Development. What's you favorite IR film
> and soup combo? I see that Kodak HIE is not available
> in 120 roll size. I have read that Konica is supposed
> to have some IR film in 120 format. Also Ilford SFX
> 200 is supposed to be somewhat sensitive in the IR
> spectrum. Are they still around? The last time I
> looked for them at B&H, they were absent from their
> B&W film list.
> 2. Filters. I'd maybe want to start with the Hoya R72
> if it's available in Bay I (wishful thinking, maybe).
> Else I'll have to suck it up and buy the more expensive
> B+W ones.
> 3. Focusing. Most of the newer lenses have a red mark
> or line that helps you to correct for the shift in
> focus. The older Rollei's unfortunately do not. One
> photographer/shop owner told me that he compensates by
> about 10% on the focus as a rule of thumb. How would
> you guys do it?
> Thanks and keep shooting! :-)
Herrliberg (ZH), Switzerland
General photo site: http://www.wajsman.com/index.htm
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