Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures)

Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures)

Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures)

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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 contains one 36-exposure roll of 35mm film.

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Rollei Infrared 400 Specs

Film Format 35mm
Number of Exposures 36
Film Type B&W Infrared
Film Speed ISO 400
Film Processing Standard Black and White Chemistry
Film Base Polyester
Number of Rolls 1
Layer Thickness 100.0 µm
Resolution 160 lines/mm (At Contrast 1000:1)
Granularity RMS = 11
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.07 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.4 x 1.5 x 1.4"

Rollei Infrared 400 Reviews

Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still exploring this incredible film Have used this with a 720 nm red filter (i.e., Hoya R72) and exposed at EI 4. This might be a little slow -- negatives have tended to be a little dense. What's great: Film base is acetate, and negatives tend to dry flat instead of curling. Base plus fog density is nil (at least, with fresh film and Arista Premium developer 1:9). Very good tonal range. And, of course, the stunning tonal rendering that you get with infrared film. What's not so great: Grain seems typical for an ISO 400 film. Better to load film in the dark, as the 35 mm cassette's felt light seal is inadequate for infrared film.
Date published: 2016-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sharp Infrared Film but Lacks the Bloom Ever since Kodak Infrared film, then Efke Aura Infrared film disappeared, I have been trying to find a comparable film, and this is the best one yet. It lacks the bloom that a true infrared film will give to the highlights and doesn't produce as soft of an image. That being said, I've grown to like the detail and sharpness I can achieve with this film while still getting a good infrared look and feel. Another plus to it is that you do not have to carry a changing bag with you as you can load and unload this film in subdued lighting without ill effects. I use this film with a Hoya Infrared (RM72) filter.
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent IR film I used this film with a 715 nM long pass IR filter (ISO approximately 12) and the reuslts were excellent! I got a nice Wood effect, especially where the sunlight hit the leaves on tress. Forested landscapes turned out well with great detail and resolution. Skies were dark with beautiful clouds. I like the more dramatic effect than using a deep red filter on panchromatic film. I used a 2 step formula for devlopment (Barry Thornton's formula) and the grain was very acceptable. The IR effect is more intense in this film than Ilford 200SFX or Rollei Retro 400S using the same filter. This will be my go to IR film.
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More SFX than Infrared Rollei's new Infrared 400 is a very nice B&W film but it most certainly is not an infrared film. With a 25A or better yet, a 29A red filter, it produces very nice contrast while maintaining a nice latitude but it seems to be much more like Ilford's SFX film and not at all like the dearly departed Kodak HIE film. That being said, the film can be loaded in subdued light without any need for a dark box/bag. I loaded my 35mm roll in the shade with absolutely no light fogging. I am pleased with the results especially since I wasn't expecting it to look like the old HIE film. Sadly, there is no substitute for Kodak's HIE film. Also of note, I processed my roll in HC110 dilution B for 8 minutes agitating the developer every 30 seconds which increases the contrast somewhat.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would highly recomend this infrared film. Shoot at f/16 at 1/8 of a second in bright sunlight with r72 infrared filter. Develop 1:31 from stock (from the bottle) Kodak HC110 for 7 minutes at 68 degrees with a 2 minute distilled water persoak. This Rollie wil give you the classic infrared look: light grass and foliage, dark blue sky, darker than normal shadows, and a clean, clear look on buildings.
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent 400 film This is a nicely detailed and fine-grained film for faster needs. It delivers a variety of IR looks, too. You can go full IR with the right filter (I'm kinda seen one white tree, seen 'em all though). With a Red25, you can get a really nice look with lightened foliage and IR-popped highlights. A perfect film for lith printers, and a handy film overall for regular shooting and IR on the same roll. Becoming my go-to 400 film. And it looks simply tremendous in 120 with a sharp lens. Amazing 16x20 darkroom prints.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Use with Hoya R72 filter Recent years have witnessed all IR films, one after another, being discontinued, except for Rollei Infrared.Properly used, Rollei Infrared can render broadleaf foliage and grass light gray, or even white, if the foliage is directly lit by sunlight; and without changing the gray scale of other colors in the scene. This sought-after rendering is called the Wood effect, after Robert W. Wood, who first described it.If you want to try Infrared (and you should), where do you start? Rollei's own literature isn't much help:Speed ISO 400 (for 720nm) - (*misleading)Push/Pull Not specified - film must be tested Filtration? No suggestions at all, and filtration is critical!*Should say ISO 400 - UNFILTERED ISO 0.125, most often ISO 3 - (for 720nm)Yes, you can leave the filter off, and shoot Rollei Infrared as a conventional ISO 400 b&w film.The 720nm refers to an IR filter with peak transmission at 720 nanometers (near-infrared). Defacto standard - Hoya R72 Well, in one sense, they've got a point. Infrared can be used for scientific, experimental or creative effects. Each might require its own filtration, and Infrared doesn't always respond to filtration in intuitive ways. To complicate things, your light meter doesn't respond to light in the same way Infrared does. So yes, the film must be tested for each application. But it's still frustrating trying to get started.Starting Point:If you want to try for the Wood effect, here's a place to start. Get some Rollei Infrared, and a Hoya R72 filter. Find a scene dominated by vigorously growing, moisture- and chlorophyl-bearing broad-leaf foliage (not an evergreen forest), in full sunlight, at noon, middle of the summer. Set up your camera on a tripod. Frame and focus. Meter the scene. Your meter, set at ISO 400, will show something like 1/500 sec. between f/11 and f/16. Attach the R72 filter. It's nearly opaque; that's why you must use a tripod, and frame and focus before you put it on. For the filter factor, add seven stops to your exposure. That will land you at 1/4 sec between f/11 and f/16. Take the picture.The film can be processed in any conventional b&w chemicals. Development time will be in the range of conventional ISO 400 films.Okay, that's a starting point. Here are some tips you might find helpful. Keep copious notes of every shot, and make sure you can keep each shot with its notes. Without notes, you'll find a frame that was successful, and not remember what you did to get that look. You should start out bracketing your exposures -- -1 / normal / +1 at the least. Better would be -2 / -1 / normal / +1 / +2 for your first run. After developing and viewing, you'll see which direction you should head on successive runs. Some lenses focus infrared at a different point than visible light, some don't. If your lens has a red mark (infrared focus point) on the barrel near infinity, after focusing, grip the focusing ring with your thumbnail opposite infinity, then rotate the focusing ring so your thumbnail is opposite the red mark. If your lens doesn't have the red mark, shoot without any focus adjustment. If you're shooting a camera with bellows (view-, field-, or press-camera), you're on your own. Neither the camera nor the lens will help you. You can try to research your lens, and see if there's anything published about focus in infrared light. You can run your own tests by shooting a 45-degree inclined yard stick, focusing on the middle, and seeing what is really in focus on the developed film, then making measurements on your camera, and massaging that into a reference table to carry with your camera kit. The procedure above keeps the f-stop above f/11 to maximize depth of field, and help with the possibility of infrared focus shift. If you're shooting a large format camera, you can bump the f-stop a lot higher (and the exposure time a lot slower), as you're used to doing with conventional film.When testing, shoot Infrared alongside a conventional b&w film. If you're shooting 35mm, two camera bodies would be easiest. A larger camera with interchangeable film magazines, or a sheet film camera make it easy to shoot two emulsions side-by-side, shot-by-shot. Print or scan the negatives. It is VERY instructive to see the positive images (not the negatives) conventional vs infrared, side by side. If you don't do this, you may look at the infrared negatives, and say Huh? They look like b&w negatives.... If you do this, you'll flip between the conventional b&w, and the infrared positives, and say, WOW! So THAT'S the difference!. If you did everything right, it is.A Hoya R72 filter is the defacto standard for this kind of infrared shooting. It blocks most visible light up to 660nm, and passes most light above 720nm. Other 720nm filters are available, but may or may not be as effective. If your filter doesn't match the Hoya, your results won't match either. The filter needs to be blocking almost all light up to 660nm, and passing almost all light at 720nm and above for this to work. If you feel you should get an 820 or 900, thinking that more is better, don't. Rollei Infrared is only sensitive up to about 820nm, and a filter that only starts to pass at 820nm will leave you with unexposed, clear film.One disclaimer here: I can't know what light meter you're using, I can't know if you're using a Hoya R72, an equivalent, or a different filter. I can't know if you're shooting at the equator, or 60 degrees latitude. Infrared is different. That's why it's cool.
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice film I have used this as plain black and white film with just a red 25 filter and as a IR film with a R72 filter. It performs nicely with both. With the 25 filter it's a grainier high contrast film and with the 72 filter it performs well with nice whites.
Date published: 2015-08-01
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I have an old (1986) Minolta 35mm film camera. Will this film work in that camera?
Asked by: winnie c.
Winnie, Most likely, yes. And, of course, the best way to know for sure is try a roll. Just a few things that could cause problems: Light leaks--The light seals in cameras that old sometimes disintegrate, but can be replaced.Infrared beam frame counter--Some cameras with built-in motorized film advance use a tiny infrared beam to count sprocket holes passing by, and this beam will fog IR film, on the edge at least. If your camera doesn't have motorized film advance, you have no problem.Textured pressure plate--I've read that with Kodak IR film a textured pressure plate could create a pattern on negatives. That's because the Kodak film had no anti-halation backing, but most films DO have this backing, so it probably wouldn't be a problem with Rollei film.I've been shooting Rollei IR with a couple of Nikon bodies from the '80s with no problems.Hope this helps.
Answered by: WILLIAM H.
Date published: 2019-01-19


Can this film be developed in Ilford ILFOTEC DD-X Developer?What is the developing time using the Ilford ILFOTEC DD-X Developer? any recomendations?
Asked by: Ali
Ilfotec DD-X is not listed on the package as a developer option. Sorry... can't answer your question. Your best bet is contacting Rollei directly.
Answered by: Elsa M.
Date published: 2018-08-26


what's the developing time for this film using Kodak X-tol developer, I used hoya R72 filter
Asked by: Anonymous
I don't know the effective reduction of your filter, but for an effective ASA of 50 a 1+1 dilution at 20 degrees C and a time of 7 1/2 minutes should suffice.
Answered by: SALVATORE D.
Date published: 2019-01-19


Will the outcome with a Lee #87 be comparable to a screw on r72 filter (Lee better with multiple lenses)?
Asked by: michael
Ditto what Brody said: Yes, I believe the 72 filter is just as good to use as the 87 filter. I hope that helps.
Answered by: Joney S.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Will this film be fogged by cameras which detect the DX coding using IR sensor (I have a canon A2)?
Asked by: Ian
I do not believe the film will be fogged by DX sensor. I have used infraed in my Canon Elan 7 body with no issues. The one concern I did have was light intrusion through the rear of the camera at the film type window on the door. I addressed that concern by taping over the window. Also, load the film in low light. Do your research, the film requires certain filters (Red 25a) as I recall for strong IR response. The films reveals IR properties better at certain time of the year and day when UV light is stronger. Foliage reflects UV better when chlorophyll content is higher as I recall. Plenty of info on best way to shoot IR film online. Good luck!
Answered by: brian h.
Date published: 2018-08-26


If you used an 850 IR filter with this film would you still get an image or would it just block all light?
Asked by: Jake
Rollei infrared is only sensitive up to 850nm. So anything that's blocks 850nm and down prob won't produce an image. I use a Hoya 72 filter with this film.
Answered by: Chris F.
Date published: 2019-01-19


I want to use Rollei Infrared 400 in a Pentax K1000. What l want to do is use it in a dark room with no light and l have a IR light attached to the camera. Do l need a filter ?
Asked by: Anonymous
No. You don't .
Answered by: Paul C.
Date published: 2019-01-19


What is the best filter to use to get full IR results?
Asked by: PAUL C M.
An infrared filter such as an R72 will get good IR results. A red filter wiil appear pretty normal with limited IR effects, but still works good with this film.
Answered by: Hunter J.
Date published: 2019-01-19
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