Efke ir820 (120, 25 iso) user-review

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The magic touch of infrared: I was always fascinated by the infrared pictures I could see and wanted to try by myself. I put a roll of Efke 820ir in my Rolleiflex Automat, took a tripod and went shooting in a beautiful park full of trees and with a great sun!

The magic touch of infrared: I was always fascinated by the infrared pictures I could see and wanted to try by myself. I put a roll of Efke 820ir in my Rolleiflex Automat, took a tripod and went shooting in a beautiful park full of trees and with a great sun!

I knew that for infrared shooting there’s a need to put a dark red filter on the lens and have a tripod for long exposure times. So I measured the light at 25 asa (without the filter) and shot always around 3-5 seconds. I developped it at 100 asa value and when I saw the pics, I found them great, even if there wasn’t the “magic” infrared" effect of white trees and black sky… I asked myself what I did wrong and noticed that my red filter wasn’t dark enough to filter the normal colors and have only infrared ones…

But even if it was more b&w as real infrared, the shots had something special what you can’t have with a normal b&w film…. Deep contrast, great depth of field ans a kind of special mood, that’s the Efke 820ir with a normal red filter…
So I bought a infrared filter (Hoya R72) and I will try again to have this magical infared shots….

written by vicuna on 2008-08-02 in #reviews #roleiflex #infrared #120 #efke

8 Comments

  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    such a beautiful gallery!

  2. jazzgohan
    jazzgohan ·

    cool post, curious to try this film!

  3. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    The gardens of Cimiez are wonderfull like this.

    With the suitable filter, it'll be pure magic !

  4. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    The next roll will be made with a real infrared filter! And I'll keep you informed! :))

  5. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    now I understand how IR film works!
    a great gallery from a great lomographer and friend!
    Bravo Stèphane!

  6. swieconek
    swieconek ·

    Sans le R72, c'est comme manger du pain sans beurre...

  7. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    @swieconek: c'est vrai..... mais du bon pain peut aussi se manger sans beurre... ;))

  8. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    my ir-filter arrived. will we have the chance to add shots here?

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