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Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed)

B&H # ROIR120 MFR # 8104001-1
Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed)

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Product Highlights

  • IR-Sensitive Panchromatic B&W Neg. Film
  • ISO 400/27° without Filtration
  • Infrared Sensitivity Up to 820nm
  • Very Wide Exposure Latitude
  • Fine Grain and Sharpness, Good Contrast
  • Halation Effects with Longer Exposures
  • Ideal for Scanning Applications
  • Archival LE-500-Rated Polyester Base
  • Anti-Static and Anti-Curl Coatings
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Rollei/Agfa's Infrared 400 is a unique infrared-sensitized panchromatic black and white negative film with a nominal sensitivity of ISO 400/27° without filtration. It is sensitive to IR wavelengths up to 820nm and can be used to produce unique halation effects with filtration and by varying the exposure length. It is suitable for working in both daylight and tungsten conditions and is characterized by a fine grain structure, notable sharpness, and high resolving power. Additionally, a good contrast profile offers clear separation between shadow and highlight regions. The film's polyester base has been tested to an LE-500 (life expectancy 500 years) archival rating and also features anti-curling and anti-static coatings, as well as a special coating to promote smooth film transportation within the camera. Additionally, this clear base is particularly well-suited to scanning applications.

This item is one un-boxed roll of 120 format roll film.

Film Type Infrared-sensitive panchromatic black and white negative film
Film Format 120
Sensitivity ISO 400/27° without filtration
Process Standard black and white chemistry
Must be handled in complete darkness
Base 100 µ-thick clear polyester base
Granularity RMS x 1000: 11.0
Resolution 160 lines/mm
1000:1 contrast
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.9 x 1.1 x 0.8"

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RolleiInfrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed)
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tonal range (13)
  • Accurate (10)
  • Consistent (10)
  • Reproduces well (9)
  • Scans well (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Artwork (14)
  • Travel (10)
  • Photojournalism (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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5.0

Nice to still have options

By prussianblue

from Chicago

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tonal Range
  • Scans Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork

    Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

    IR film is going away faster than normal films. It is nice to still have this option and especially in medium format. Used with a Hoya R72 filter this gives very nice results.

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    5.0

    Superb film!

    By Paul

    from Corvallis, OR

    Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

    Used with an R72 type filter (87 opaque or equivalent), the Rollei IR gives wonderful results, but be sure to expose it properly: compensate for the DENSE filter. I rate it at between 2 and 5 ASA depending on the time of year (slower in the winter months).-----------

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    4.0

    Great IR!

    By black the hammer

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Consistent
    • Good Tonal Range
    • Low Chance Of Light Leak
    • Reproduces Well
    • Scans Well
    • Widely Compatible

    Cons

    • Anti-halation Layer

    Best Uses

    • Artwork
    • Travel

    Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

    This film is great, and probably the only consistent and available IR around today. It's easy to use compared to most other IR films. I've been using it with a 720 filter and rating it at 32iso with good results.

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    • No

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    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Rollei 400

    By Gwen

    from Ithaca, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Good Tonal Range
    • Reproduces Well

    Cons

    • ISO Incorrect

    Best Uses

    • Artwork

    Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

    love the quality

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    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Film.

    By MrOdd

    from MrOdd

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Reproduces Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork
      • Travel

      Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

      It isn't HIE or Efke but its a great IR film none the less. I use it 35, 120, and 4x5 and am always happy with it.

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      • No

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sharp, low grain IR film with better ISO

      By SoBePhoto

      from Miami Beach

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Consistent
      • Good Tonal Range
      • Scans Well

      Cons

      • More Near Ir Than Far Ir
      • No Opaque Ir Filter

      Best Uses

      • Fine Art

      Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

      I am using Rollei Agfa for fine art black and white photography. With the demise of Kodak and Efke infrared films, it is the last true infrared film left. Unlike these, the Rollei film has much finer grain. It requires much less exposure than the Efke, and can be used with carefully braced hand-held exposures like the Kodak IR film. With a Cokin 007 filter ISO is about 24 and with a B+W 092, near 50 (although these filters should be equivalent).

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      4.0

      Not Bad for not true infrared

      By Blew

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Scans Well

      Cons

      • ISO Incorrect

      Best Uses

      • Artwork
      • Photojournalism
      • Travel

      Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

      I used this to silhouette the buildings of my city from the clouds. it gave me good contrast but was a bit grainy in the blacks.

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      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Infrared 120 film

      By Clarrie

      from Umina Beach via Sydney, Australia.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Consistent
      • Good Tonal Range

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscapes

        Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

        I ordered and received from you 25 rolls of
        Rollei 120 Infrared film. Your service was very good. Four working days from order to delivery. Four working days from New York to Sydney Australia. Superb!!!
        Although it has been some months since I received the film, I am about to use it in the field from the end of this month. July.
        I tested the film once I received the shipment and found it had not change since I first used it some years ago. Rated at 6 ISO through a R72 Infrared filter, I processed it in a Jobo 1000 processor using Ilford's ID-11. The process time had to be tweaked a little. I know it's scary, but I found I had to process slightly MORE than recomended. My negs and resulting prints had a clean contrast with full detail. An outstanding result. I make 10"x12" prints in my own darkroom useing an optical enlarger. I will be interested to see how the film scans for largeer size digital prints.
        Yours faithfully
        Warren Webb.
        P.S. I received your B&H catalogue yesterday.
        A nice surprise.
        I wasn't expecting that.
        I will read with much interest.
        WW

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        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Interesting Infrared Film

        By ipaintbrush

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Decent film grain
        • Easy load in subdued lt
        • Good infrared sensitivity
        • High ISO
        • Widely Compatible

        Cons

        • Contrasty

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Fine Art Photography
        • Photojournalism
        • Travel

        Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

        I may increase my rating after more testing. So far, the biggest issue I have had is with the film being extremely contrasty, but I am going to try it on a cooler day as I suspect the heat may have increased the contrast. Even printing with a 0 or no filter, it was too contrasty. I like the ISO rating and the film grain.

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        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great stuff!

        By Wildturkey Hunter

        from Alva, Ok

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Consistent
        • Good Tonal Range
        • Reproduces Well
        • Scans Well
        • Widely Compatible

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • Home
          • Travel

          Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

          This is great film for the Fine Art Photographer.

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          • No

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          (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          what to expect

          By Monochromatics

          from Salem, OR

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Good Tonal Range

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

              Rollei IR is sharp and fine grain. When shooting for the purpose of infrared, this film does well rated 64iso. This is a base-film ISO assessment, I am not taking into consideration any filter factors.

              Sunny 16 rule:
              F16 @ 1/60. account for 5-stop filter factor. new setting = F16 @ 1/2. This is for rating the film at 64iso in direct sunlight. ISO should be determined for base film only and I will explain why: because various filters have various filter factors, which makes them relative and understanding the true ISO confusing, but the actual base film speed rating remains the same, therefor it is static and that is why people should not incoporate an, "effective ISO" with some strange, really low number.

              What is easier to understand?
              1.) shoot this film at 64iso and remember to meter with filter factors in mind.

              or

              2.) shoot this film at 2-iso and hopefully you're using the same filter I did in making that determination. (and what the heck is 2 iso anyway?)

              Shoot this film at 64iso.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great film

              By Moss Photo

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Reproduces Well
              • Scans Well

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Artwork

              Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

              This is the only film I shoot. Everything else is digital. Contrary to one of the other reviewers, this film does not have to be loaded in complete darkness. That's one of the great benefits. Subdued light is necessary, but not complete darkness.

              Scans great, as well as prints great in a conventional darkroom. Very versatile.

              Expensive, but worth it. I may try the 35mm next.

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              • No

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Lovely Film

              By Mister Cody

              from Anchorage, AK

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Good Tonal Range
              • Scans Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artwork

                Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

                This is the first infrared film I have used and I am happy with the results so far. I used an R72 filter, shot at ISO 6 and developed in Rodinal. The grain is very fine and the tones were great. You'll need lots of light of course, but the results are nice. There is not a pronounced halo effect, but the look is still surreal in its own way. One shot of a person in grass had an almost heavenly feel due to the light toned grass. I plan to experiment more with metering, but I got some great shots on my first roll.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Cuts through haze

                By Monica

                from New York

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photojournalism
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

                  I used this film without an IR filter on a hazy summer day. Cut right through the haze to record a lot of detail that was lost on the Kodachrome and born-digital images I shot of the same subject (a water tower) at the same time.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Not Kodak HIE but close

                  By Gabby

                  from Milwaukee,WI

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artwork
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

                    THis works great with Hoya R72 filter. ISO around 8. Very cool! BRACKETING A MUST!

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                    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Would Recommend This Product

                    By Gabby

                    from Milwaukee, WI

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Tonal Range

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

                        As a newbie in the world of infrared photography I have been doing alot of experimenting with a sort of film and filters. I have to say that this film is the closest thing to Kodak's HIE (R.I.P.). The only down side to this film was the difficulty in finding developing info on this film. Luckily, I found this web page with the developing time for this film[@]Photograher Note:I love the digital world of photography but nothing is more rewarding than developing your own pictures. The aesthetics of Geletin Silver prints, I belive, can never be replaced by zeros and ones!

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                        (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Cool stuff

                        By CAshley

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Tonal Range
                        • Reproduces Well

                        Cons

                        • Difficult to Load

                        Best Uses

                        • Artwork
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

                        It makes really great photos and is pretty easy to process. The down side is that it is difficult to load as you must load and unload it in complete darkness

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                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent IR Film

                        By Photovolt

                        from nyc

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tonal Range
                        • Reproduces Well

                        Cons

                        • Light Leaks

                        Best Uses

                        • Artwork

                        Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

                        I use mf digital cameras for all of my professional work, but for special IR applications, a good near-visible filter and this film really outperforms any other option. Low grain, fast, handles all kinds of development processes, generally easy to use.

                        The only caveat I have is the occasional loose wind. Load in total darkness; preload your mags.

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                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Good stuff

                        By Zeke

                        from new orleans

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Tonal Range
                        • No problem with fog
                        • Reproduces Well

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artwork
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

                          use film with 720nm filter and get good IR effects a little pricy but good film

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                            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent; versatile

                            By Joseph

                            from San Francisco, CA

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tonal Range
                            • Reproduces Well
                            • Scans Well

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artwork
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (120 Roll Film, Un-Boxed):

                              This film is no HIE (for one thing, it's not discontinued), but it's versatile and easy to work with. Because of its speed, it's much easier to use than Efke 820c - you can shoot handheld through an 89-series filter in daylight. (Think effective ISO ~25 rather than 1-2.) The grain is fine and development is simple.

                              And ... best of all ... it comes in 35mm, 120, *and* sheets.

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