Film Review of the Week


Every now and then, we come across an intriguing expired film that catches our interest. Our featured film reviewer for this week shares with us some great results from a roll of expired infrared black and white film. Read on if you’re curious!

Lomographer brandkow93 has never heard of Ilford SFX 200 but since he was familiar with many other Ilford films and loved their results, he went ahead and took it outdoors for a shoot. This black and white infrared film, which came along with the lot of expired films he purchased from eBay, appeared to have rewarded him with nice results.

Since it was an expired film (for nearly 3 years!), our lomographer overexposed the film for a bit and used an infrared filter for better results. He got beautiful monochrome landscapes, which led him to conclude that it’s a forgiving film. Let’s take a look at some of them below:

“The film its self is very forgiving. I wasn’t paying that much attention to my exposure times as I was shooting in bulb so I just left the shutter open for at least 2 seconds,” he says.

Beautiful nature snaps, don’t you think? Our featured lomographer has a lot more in his full review!

Congratulations, brandkow93, for penning the latest Film Review of the Week! Looks like you enjoyed shooting with this uncommon black and white film, and we hope you’ll get to shoot more of this Ilford emulsion!

The next snapshooter who will bag the next Film Review of the Week distinction could be you! Submit your film review and wow us with your beautiful photos and helpful insights. In case yours isn’t on the list, feel free to let me know!

written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-04-07 #gear #review #film-review #black-and-white-film #lomography #ilford-sfx-200 #film-review-of-the-week #user-review #infrared-film


  1. meetmeatcali
    meetmeatcali ·

    Hi! I bought an ordinary film and i want it to expire to get those beautiful effect. Any tips on how to expire films?

  2. rbruce63
    rbruce63 ·

    Perhaps what you need is over expose the highlights to let them shine like on EIR or Infrared, instead of waiting for the film to expire. If you use a deep yellow filter and shoot oat fields, then you can make them appear clear instead of grey.

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