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ROLLEI INFRARED FILM: TEST REPORT

Independent report and analysis by Bob St. Cyr, stcyrphoto.blogspot.com

General notes

Location: near Cranbrook, British Columbia
The area is high country primarily coniferous forest with melt water streams from high elevation snow and ice. Nevertheless, it does have some deciduous species and other plants visible in the following images.

Bright sunny day - very hot.

Working with my Nikon FM3A and a test roll of Rollei IR film.

The recommended ISO for infrared work is 25 or straight 400 without IR filtration.
I exposed at 25 with a Cokin 007 (89B) filter.

Lens: Nikkor 28-105mm zoom
Manfrotto 055 tripod with the 410 head.

Developed HC-110B for 3 minutes 26 degrees Celsius

When using the film in traditional cameras and a pinhole camera I found that this did not adversely affect (fog) the film. Actually, it works quite well without the need for handling in complete darkness. Although not a big point, I do like the film edge labelling and the handling of the processed film.

These images are negative scans and individual tastes may dictate slightly different results. Nevertheless, I did find this film to be a privilege to work with.


Road covered with vegetation
Note the distinction between the types of vegetation that are affected with this particular film.


Moyie Creek area
Very nice grain and contrast making it a nice film for landscape work beyond the straight monochrome, revealing distinction amidst various types of vegetation.

Note: All results have been provided by independent testers. Scans and images have NOT been manipulated.

 

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