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Efke 35mm IR820 Black and White Infrared Film (1 Roll)

B&H # EFIR82036 Mfr # 191368
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Extremely Sharp
  • Fine Grain
  • Does Not Create Halo Effect
  • Simple Processing

Efke 35mm IR820 Black and White Infrared Film - is a great medium speed film when you want to shoot this specialized type of image. With a spectral sensitivity of 820nm, it turns scenes with foliage and clouds into pure white dreamy photos. With the use of a deep red (or opaque) filter, water and blue sky become deep black. Skin tones and lips turn white.

This film has high resolving power. It features an anti-halation backing that improves sharpness and helps prevent a halo effect.

Note! Testing of this emulsion has shown that best results are obtained by exposing the film at ISO 25 and using an infrared filter such as a Hoya R72, Tiffen #87 or B+W 092 (Standard Red 25A filters are not recommended)

Easy process in standard black and white developers
Creates a dreamy, fantasy effect
Type 35mm Infrared film
Speed Film requires testing
Applications Outdoor images
Process Standard black & white developers
Color Saturation Not Applicable
Grain Fine
Sharpness Very sharp
Exposure Latitude Not Specified by Manufacturer
Push/Pull Not Specified by Manufacturer

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Efke35mm IR820 Black and White Infrared Film (1 Roll)
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tonal range (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Accurate (4)
  • Reliable (3)
  • Reproduces well (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to load (3)

Best Uses

  • Artwork (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great IR Film, post Kodak HIE

Great filter with either Efke IR anti-halation and halation films. I prefer using the anti-halation, because of the sharp focus and fine art photography look. The B+W 092 Filter brings-out all the...Read complete review

Great filter with either Efke IR anti-halation and halation films. I prefer using the anti-halation, because of the sharp focus and fine art photography look. The B+W 092 Filter brings-out all the IR effects without the gimiky look of auras. Though auras a great for graphic artwork, and Efke Aura IR works well with this filter.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what I was expecting

thought that it would be like the infrared film from kodak, but its pretty far from this one.

Maybe the Aura version, could be better, so I will give it a shot.

thought that it would be like the infrared film from kodak, but its pretty far from this one.

Maybe the Aura version, could be better, so I will give it a shot.

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4.0

Record Keeping - The Key to Great Images

By Marlin S

from St. Louis, MO

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Landscape Photography

Comments about Efke 35mm IR820 Black and White Infrared Film (1 Roll):

Infrared is a lot of fun to play with and with time you can create some great images.

Be prepared to burn up a rolls testing this film with your equipment. My starting point was a Nikon F6 with a 50mm f1.2 AIS lens and a B+W 092 IR filter and a hand held light meter. A clip board for notes for each frame will help you to analyze your mistakes and reduce the learning curve. The filter factor is 20-40 for the B+W 092, using and aperture of f11 I stopped the lens by 3.5 stops and bracketed 1/2 stop in either direction with the ISO set to 12. This produced relatively good and consistent images in bright daylight. Developing with Ilford DDX worked well at 10 minutes and 68 degrees F but make sure you prewash the film to remove the anti halation coating before you develop.

IR is finicky and a lot of testing is needed to begin to see what you cannot see as IR light is invisible but there are a lot of clues you can see and by using good record keeping you will find this film to be very enjoyable and consistent in the images it will produce.

A couple of notes on handling this film. Make sure you load and unload this film in complete darkness, use a very darkroom and preferably not a changing bag as any moisture such as perspiration will degrade the anti halation coating which is water based. When loading the film onto a developing spool I recommend not using a changing bag but a darkroom where moisture will not be a problem and the film can hang free of your fingers as it enters the spool so that the anti halation coating doesn't cause you a problem.

Do not expect great results with the first roll but with time this is a great film and with the loss of Kodak HIE the best alternative.

The only downside is that it does not come in a 120 size.

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5.0

Highly Recommended Film!

By Panoramic PEI

from PE, Canada

About Me Professional

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography

    Comments about Efke 35mm IR820 Black and White Infrared Film (1 Roll):

    This Film is Excellent for Landscape Photography, I personally use it with a Bronica ETRSi/ 50mm/ & Tiffen 62mm IR Filter #87 on the 35mm Panoramic W Back. If you do not use a IR Filter you will receive a more normal B&W tonal effect as a final result. Exposures were perfect @ 4 seconds/ F11 with the 87 IR Filter.

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    5.0

    Infared Film!

    By Writofassistance

    from D.C.

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Value
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Efke 35mm IR820 Black and White Infrared Film (1 Roll):

        I used this film in a holga and a Canon A-1 and the pictures turned out amazing in both cameras. plus its cheap(er) than other infared film

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
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        4.0

        Great film

        By ML Photography

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Consistent
        • Scans Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • landscape

          Comments about Efke 35mm IR820 Black and White Infrared Film (1 Roll):

          First was reluctant to order IR film from a brand I had never used before. This film works really well for landscapes. Always used it with a IR87 filter, which blocks most visible light.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Not what I was expecting

          By David Grrr

          from Mexico City, Mexico

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tonal Range

          Cons

          • Difficult to Load
          • ISO Incorrect

          Best Uses

          • Artwork

          Comments about Efke 35mm IR820 Black and White Infrared Film (1 Roll):

          thought that it would be like the infrared film from kodak, but its pretty far from this one.

          Maybe the Aura version, could be better, so I will give it a shot.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          The Best

          By Tim

          from Martins Ferry, Ohio

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Good Tonal Range
          • Reproduces Well

          Cons

          • Difficult to Load

          Best Uses

          • Artwork

          Comments about Efke 35mm IR820 Black and White Infrared Film (1 Roll):

          Simply the best IR film now that kodak stopped making it.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Fit The Bill...

          By *** JAS ***

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Good Tonal Range
          • Reproduces Well

          Cons

          • Difficult to Load
          • Film curled at load end

          Best Uses

          • Action Shots
          • Artwork
          • Photojournalism
          • Travel

          Comments about Efke 35mm IR820 Black and White Infrared Film (1 Roll):

          The purchase was a good experience.
          I took photos of Niagra Falls from several vantage points. I had to send it to Colorado (I live in Maryland) to get it developed because no-one around here processes this type of film anymore...

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          5.0

          Film for true IR effects, if...

          By agramer

          from Memphis

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Tonal Range

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artwork
            • Travel

            Comments about Efke 35mm IR820 Black and White Infrared Film (1 Roll):

            Two mayor issues with this film are a)filter choice, and b)film speed. The best IR effects and exposure I got with Cokin 007 dark red filter (barely C-thru), film speed at ISO 8 (manual), developped in D76 stock per original insructions. Grain was wisible but acceptable. In another set-up I used Hoya R25 filter, set the speed to ISO 25 and used TTL measuring, processed in D76. The negative was slighlty underexposed, still showing nice range of gray, but R25 produced no IR effect.
            Negative scratches easily!

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            5.0

            Efke IR 820

            By altprocess

            from Connecticut

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tonal Range
            • Scans Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artwork

              Comments about Efke 35mm IR820 Black and White Infrared Film (1 Roll):

              This was my first roll of infrared film. I shot it through my Canon A-1 camera using a #29 dark red filter. I set my ISO to 25 and I bracketed +1, +2, -1, -2. Overall the film performed well with the green foliage turning out various gradations of white. The tonal range was excellent except that the sky did not turn black even though it was a sunny day. From what I've read you need the Hoya R72 filter to turn the sky black.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great IR Film, post Kodak HIE

              By John Adams

              from Arcata, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artwork

                Comments about Efke 35mm IR820 Black and White Infrared Film (1 Roll):

                Great filter with either Efke IR anti-halation and halation films. I prefer using the anti-halation, because of the sharp focus and fine art photography look. The B+W 092 Filter brings-out all the IR effects without the gimiky look of auras. Though auras a great for graphic artwork, and Efke Aura IR works well with this filter.

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