ilford sfx

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by jim appleyard, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. jim appleyard

    jim appleyard Member

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    Just bought the last two rolls of SFX at the camera store; never tried this stuff, but I hear it's fun.

    Any special conditions on loading/unloading the camera?

    What's your favorite ei and dev./time/temp? I have access to most devs.

    Any problem running it thru a Nikon N70? I could use F2 , Nikkormat or FM2 if need be.

    I do have a #29 red, tripod is no problem and we can spot meter.
     
  2. eagleowl

    eagleowl Member

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    I've used...

    ...sfx in the past.
    Basically,treat it like a normal B&W film-which is pretty much what it is.
    It doesn't need the same degree of caution which a true infrared film requires,because it ISN'T a true infrared film-it's simply a conventional B&W film which is a little more sensitive than normal.
    You can develop it in any normal developer(I always used Ilford Ifosol).
     
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    Anybody ever run this thru Diafine or Acufine? With a #29 filter on it (or darker) things get mighty slow. What times did you use, EI?
     
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    Jim,
    I've used SFX and found that unless shooting in extremely bright sunlight your best bet for any real IR effects is with an 89b(#92) filter.In terms of ISO the film has a 200 speed and I use that in all seasons with no problems.I've actaully bracketed(bad word?) around what the meter reads +,- and gotten good images.I believe the lattitude of the film is pretty good and you can even get usable images three stops either way.It gets slow as you mentioned but I'm a tripod worker anyway.

    Best,
    jim
     
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    I agree with Jim regarding the 89B filter. The developer I used was D76.