Return Of ILFORD Photo SFX 200

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  1. Simon R Galley

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    Dear All,

    Just a quick note, its been a long busy week...but for those waiting on the return of SFX 200.....both the 35mm and 120 coated master rolls have passed all their quality control tests with flying colours, the product will now progress to finishing to cassettes and rolls ( and more QC tests ) but we do not envisage any problem, do not order at your resellers yet, I will let you know the various delivery schedules and you can check out the ILFORD Photo website which has some more info

    Simon. ILFORD Photo / HARMASN technology Limited
     
  2. arigram

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    That's great. I never tried it before but I may give it a shot this time.
    How about the price?
     
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    good news!

    Thank you!!!
     
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    Excellent news.

    Thank you.

    -- MW
     
  5. BruceN

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    That's wonderful news Simon! I was down to my last rolls of SFX in both 120 and 35mm. Any news on when the SFX filter will become available again?

    Thanks,
    Bruce
     
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    Thank you very much Simon. Looking forward to ordering this film again; I have one roll 120mm still in the fridge ( dated aug 2006 ) waiting for a special occasion. That has just arrived. Thanks again.

    Regards Daniel
     
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    thank you for communicating with us through the entire process.
     
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    I'll help support and buy a few rolls. What can I expect as concerns it's abilities?
     
  9. Dave Miller

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    When used with the correct filter it's a monochrome near infrared film.
     
  10. Kobin

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    Very Nice. thank you, Simon and Harmon Ilford.

    K.
     
  11. Terence

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    Extended red sensitivity. With a #25 red filter I can get nice dark skies with puffy white clouds. I also love it for highlights on old, rusty steel in sunshine, or "popping" wood grain, especially on old, weathered wood.

    Not enough IR sensitivity to really turn foliage white, but dark skies and dark water are easy. I usually shoot it at 100 before taking the filter factor into account.
     
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    Magnifique!My last 11 rolls can breathe a little easier now.:D :smile:
     
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    I answered my own question by finding this announcement on Ilford's web site:

    I'm smiling. :D
     
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    Definately gonna pick up half a dozen rolls to give it a go - if I like it more purchases will follow. The special pack sounds like a very smart idea too.
     
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    Sounds good; What happens without the filter?
     
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    Without a filter it's a fairly regular B&W, with grain somewhere between FP4 and HP5, as you might expect.
     
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    Same here! I was saving my eleven rolls for this summer...

    Thank you Simon, and Ilford / Harman.
     
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    Simon - any chance of seeing it in 4x5 sheet film?
     
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    This has already been covered in another thread. Here is a quote from Simon regarding the re-introduction of SFX:

     
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    Good news! Is there any way the SFX P filter can be used with a Hasselblad bay 60 mount?

    Or is the filter available in a 100 x 100mm size to fit the Hasselblad ProShade?
     
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    Good!!!!!
    I used to shoot with it in 120, and now I can still do it.
    thank you, Simon and Harmon Ilford
     
  23. Bob F.

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    Generally, the SFX filter is equivalent to a Wratten 89B so any filter that says it's the same as the 89B will do the job (e.g. B+W 093 and Hoya R72).

    Cheers, Bob.
     
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    My dealer told me that in April will have Ilford in SFX 35mm and 120....
    My Rolleiflex is ready.....

    Cheers

    Stefano
    Italy
     
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    For the best example I have ever seen of what's possible with Ilford SFX have a look at " Quality in Photography" by Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz. On page 64 there is " Mill and Foliage" by Frances. OK it must have been 120 rather than 35mm and it was an ALPA but the effect is superb and appears grain free. The comments provided by the authors suggest that if it wasn't a SFX filter then it was the equivalent.

    Hugh Milsom's Infra-Red Photography has an Ilford SFX shot which was taken in the Autumn and is, I think, a 35mm shot with a SFX filter which is also good but as it was Autumn the infrared effect, as he says, is not as dramatic as it would have been if taken in early summer.

    For whatever reason's such as film size and time of year, the Frances Schultz shot has the definite edge and is the one to look at if you are a 120 shooter and want to know what' s possible with Ilford SFX and the right filter.

    pentaxuser
     
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