Ilford SFX

With this film and its extended range, a red filter enables the film to have an infrared effect. If shot without the filter, it behaves like a normal B&W film. This film is nice but expensive. For me the IR effect was not consistent, perhaps I just don't know how to control the effect. I took this on a very sunny day to counter all the light reduction of the dark red filter.

b&w hawaii hiking infrared ir oahu trekking wandern
Canon AE-1
Ilford SFX
Pearl City
United States
Ilford SFX and the IR effect

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  1. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    very nice one.

  2. simonesavo
    simonesavo ·


  3. badjuju
    badjuju ·

    What filter did you use?

  4. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    @badjuju I used a Tiffen Red 25 filter. I wish I had a real IR filter too.

  5. badjuju
    badjuju ·

    That's exactly what I have thanks to my bad Internet research. I'm halfway through the roll now so it's too late even if I bought the right filter :(. Still nice photos you've got!