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Kodak HIE Infrared (35mm, 25 iso) user-review

Kodak HIE is a black and white high-speed infrared film. It is sensitive to infrared radiation and are not sensitive to green light. That's why the leaves on your picture became white and the water become black.

Kodak HIE is a black and white high-speed infrared film. It is sensitive to infrared radiation and are not sensitive to green light. That’s why the leaves on your picture became white and the water become black.

The film is great for taking outdoor and landscape shots with mostly water, trees, and clouds. You also need to use a red filter on your lens (I used the R25 from Hoya. Shooting pictures of people can sometimes results to having a glowing white complexion on them. It is said that an infrared objects have different focus from visible radiation. But being a lomographer myself I just taped the filter aroud the Minitar lens of my LCA and shoot.

The HIE can be developed with regular black & white processing. Keep in mind when using a filter, you need to push a bit when processing. As for me, I just put the ISO setting of my LCA on 25 and processed it like ISO 100. There’s no exact speed number for this film as the ratio of visible and infrared energy varies. Unfortunately the Kodak HIE has been discontinued from production. So you might have to do a little hunting to purchase it.

Don’t forget: Load and unload in total darkness!

written by ananditya

8 comments

  1. sugiyamasatomi

    sugiyamasatomi

    Wow! seriously great pictures! I love 4, 5, and 7 specially!

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  2. oldskool_rider

    oldskool_rider

    wow, i'v never shot infared before, but now i want to. what amazing contrast in all those shots. thanks for inspiring me!

    T

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  3. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    this gallery is amazing
    like that you shot people, too!

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  4. makeyuu

    makeyuu

    infrared is so beautiful. like the landscape is glowing!

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  5. ananditya

    ananditya

    hey thanks guys! you should look for this film. the only problem is, it's likely be expired if you ever find one. these are the only success picture from 36 frame. maybe it's the film, maybe it's the processing i don't know

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  6. vicuna

    vicuna

    shots n° 3 & 6 are amazing!! Congrats for the film review of the week!!! :))

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  7. maddyoulook

    maddyoulook

    amazingly eerie :)

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  8. redfactor

    the water fall shot !!!! so beautiful!!!

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