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Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (4 x 5", 25 Sheets)

BH #ROIR4525 • MFR #8104100
Rollei
Rollei Infrared 400 Black and White Negative Film (4 x 5", 25 Sheets)
Key Features
  • IR-Sensitive Panchromatic B&W Neg. Film
  • ISO 400/27° without Filtration
  • Infrared Sensitivity Up to 820nm
  • Very Wide Exposure Latitude
Rollei 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 an anti-static coating. Additionally, this clear base is particularly well-suited to scanning applications.
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Rollei Infrared 400 Overview

Rollei 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 an anti-static coating. Additionally, this clear base is particularly well-suited to scanning applications.

This item is one box of 25 sheets of 4 x 5" film.

Rollei Infrared 400 Specs

Film Size (W x H)4 x 5" / 101.6 x 127 mm
Film TypeB&W Infrared
Film ProcessingStandard Black and White Chemistry
Film SpeedISO 400
Quantity25 Sheets
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.275 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.65 x 4.75 x 0.7"

Rollei Infrared 400 Reviews

Great quality

By Gaston
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-02

Performs extremely well with 25R or 720 IR filters. Have not tried without filters but should be good. Very thin negatives but not difficult to load. You must find the ASA that works for you, with the above filters start at 25ASA on sunny days

fogged batch

By Debejyo
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-09

i recieved a fogged box. density of out of box sheet at normal development was 1.24! a whole trip ir shots got wasted.

This is THE Stuff..!

By Joseph R
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-17

Using a 4x5 pinhole camera (f/231 before filtration) with a Hoya R72 gives my scenic views plenty of time to "average out" any moving distractions ...like an hour or two... and produces creamy, dreamy leafy trees and sunlit grasses. I've tried panchromatic Arista.edu with the IR filter for 4 hours of bright sunlight which produced ZERO density. Rollei IR is THE scenic secret.

Excellent and interesting film

By M
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-30

This is a nice B&W film when using standard filters, though it's a few bucks more than comparable non-IR sheet films. Where it shines is using a red filter or an IR filter. It works well with a 720nm filter; I use a 620nm which tones down the white tree-look (I find that kind of overplayed and gimmicky myself, though heavy IR can look very cool for things beyond landscapes). I've found it to shoot well at 6-12 ISO with the 620nm filter - this depends upon how much IR is in the scene, so bracket until you get to know the film. When using a red, tri-red, or stacking 2-red filters, I also like the look - foliage brightens, skies darken, etc. BUT - I've tested and shot an awful lot of this film in 35, 120, and 4x5, and I don't get acceptable shadow detail unless I shoot it at 80-100 ISO. (As a lith printer, I love this film in Rodinal, which may be costing me a stop of shadow detail - but I'd suggect you do some bracketing tests of metered scenes to dial in proper ISO and developing for your needs).

Great Near IR Film!

By Benjamin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-27

I've been shooting this in 4x5 for a few years now. Coupled with a Hoya R72 filter one can expect very nice IR results assuming the weather cooperates. With an R72 filter I rate this at EI 12. Exposure times are typically around 1/4 @ f22 on a partly cloudy day. A previous reviewer was obviously over-exposing their film to the extreme. The film base is very thin and takes getting used to but the film itself is fairly resistant to scratches. I develop in Xtol 1:1 for 18 minutes and get great, consistent results. Tip: make sure your lens is shaded. The R72 filters are not coated and will flair like crazy ruining your contrast. I'll keep buying this film as long as I can. Great stuff!

Disappointed ! Far from Kodak High Speed Infra-Red Film

By Carlos
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-05

I consumed around 2 boxes of 25 sheets. My shots when developed have NO IMAGE on the negative. Totally Black, with just a faint hint of an image! Used with various 4x5s. Coupled with an R72 Filter. I also tried a 3-stop Red Filter. They said from review's that the exposure was Tricky! I say......Its mysterious. I have maintained an aperture of f/11. and an exposure of 10 secs to 12 full minutes! This bracketing is overkill...Yet No Image. Negative is too Thin! At first, i thought i was dealing holding an onion skin bond paper. I still have an unopened box of 4x5's. I'll just give it away. Iv'e wasted too much chemicals and down-time contending with these negs.

Tricky, But Cool

By Ben
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-28

Awesome for experimenting, especially for the price.

Quick Delivery!!

By Nancy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-23

This is a Christmas gift for my daughter so I can only comment on the great customer service. Thank you for the quick delivery before Christmas!!

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Hi, does this film require any focus shift to account for IR instead of visible light?
Asked by: Jason K.
IR film requires a focus adjustment - that is, after focusing using visible light, the focus ring is turned the distance between the white and red focus line/dot on the focus scale, because the focal point changes slightly in IR. That said, because the film is large format, it's a bit more difficult to gauge with bellows focusing.
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Date published: 2018-08-27

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What are the specific filter that one should use with this film?
Asked by: Hugh L.
R72 filter. Hoya is probably the best. There are cheaper filters but from what I've read they vary widely in quality and don't necessarily filter the proper wavelengths as the Hoya filter certainly does.
Answered by: Daniel C.
Date published: 2021-02-07

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Do yoh use a standard development process for this film?
Asked by: Jesse
Yes, I personally use HC-110.
Answered by: Amanda K.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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