Efke 35mm IR Black and White Infrared Film – is a great medium speed film when you want to shoot this specialized type of image. With a spectral sensitivity . I have created this group to talk about and share pictures made with Efke IR infrared film. With the demise of Kodak’s HIE people are looking for an. This is why Efke’s exists. The traditional heavy users of IR film–police, military, scientific–have mostly switched to digital imaging.

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The amount of IR in sunlight is greatest a couple of hours either side of noon, and evke greatly with the angle of the sun: Latest Trending Photos Videos.

Hicks, All Rights Reserved. You are commenting using your Facebook account. And the tonal range of the blacks, white and grays is very wide. Well of course it is impossible to say after using only one roll. Email required Address never made public. A medium red filter won’t give you the effect you need.

It may be that the black plastic film canisters dfke not fully opaque to IR, and should not be exposed to sunlight.

This was far too short, though I did get one rather nice landscape by printing on Grade 5.

In fact, the reason I didn’t give this film the 5 stars is because of the cost. Learn how your comment data is processed. In the past other films such as Kodak’s HIE offered this but have recently been discontinued and are no longer made. So finally getting to the point — my single roll of Efke Aura.


The tonal range was excellent except that the sky did not turn black even though it was a sunny day. This film is grainier than Rollei infrared, so be forewarned. Our 10 Favorite Film Stocks of So, go for that one.

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Infrared with Efke IR 820c Aura

Two mayor issues with this film are a filter choice, and b film speed. You must load this in darkness. Group Description I have created this group to talk about and share pictures made with Efke IR infrared film. Be the first to review this item. With the use of a deep red or 280 filter, water and blue sky become deep black.

Efke Infrared IR820 35mm

Loading in the dark can be a royal pain in the anatomy. If anybody needs Efke film-I have it!! Feel free to post some pictures in the pool. Overview Discussions Photos Members Map. Notify me of new posts via email. Pusang Bubong Roof Cat.

I shot it 80 my Canon A-1 camera using a 29 dark red filter. But a niche manufacturer like Efke can coat enough film to meet the demands of pictorial IR photographers, without having to worry about finding enough heavy users to fund huge coating runs. But what is its “signature,” and how is this affected by the variables mentioned earlier? I found it easiest eefke load two bodies in the darkroom at home, rather than using a changing bag in the field.

Overall the film performed well with the green foliage turning sfke various gradations of white.


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I also covered the window on the back of the F with electrical tape. The company currently exists as a distributor of medical films and materials made by other manufacturers.

I think the key to successful IR is to experiment. I certainly liked the results or the ones that worked well, and the hit rate with IR film is always going to be lower than it is with normal film.

Rated 5 out of 5 by nightwolf from Best IR film on efe market It took some time to get it to work right but when all said and done it looks great. With subsequent rolls I kept increasing the developing time without any particular ill effects until fog became detectable at 16 minutes: Grain is reasonably clear-cut, and modest in size; efks, in common with most IR films, is fairly low.

And so far scanning has been a challenge but the prints look amazing in the darkroom. Leave this field blank. What ISO speed should I use? I know sounds crazy but that is what you are supposed to shoot it at. The negative was slighlty underexposed, still showing nice range of gray, but R25 produced no IR effect. The film base is also thinner and more transparent, making inspection of the negative easier. I took photos of Niagra Falls from several vantage points.

Such films need to be loaded into the camera in complete darkness: Valley of the Lillies. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: