The film: SSX

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by modafoto, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. modafoto

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    Hi

    I have seen this film mentioned in the tech gallery, but I can't find much info on it.

    • Is it still being made?
    • If yes. Where can I buy it?
    • Any links to info on it?
    • Your personal opinion on it, and links to the pictures.
    • What makes the film special (if it IS special :tongue:)

    Greetings Morten
     
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    I think the film you refer to may be Ilford SFX which is described as "near Infrared" but is really HP% with an extended red spectrum. Have a look on the Ilford website for further info.

    I tested it for B&W mag (UK) a couple of years ago. It's not as good as the real IR films but worth a try if you can get it. As a matter of interest it's also used in the old speed trap cameras in the UK.
     
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    You're looking at Super XX from Kodak, discontinued in the early 90's I think. Check out www.michaelandpaula.com for more descriptions of the film. Any available would be outdated by now but probably usable.
     
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    Morten, the images you have linked to is from an old stash of SXX. SXX was discontinued 12 years (or so) ago.

    These are shots taken with SFX by a good freind using a Red 25 and Hassy/80mm souped in Microdol X:
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    Its great for removing wrinkles....
     
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    Yes, that's it. Thanks!

    But I will probably be out of luck to get some of it:

    From the website:

    "Super XX, the last of the old style thick emulsion films was discontinued in 1994. At that time we bought the last of Kodak's remaining supply..."
     
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    Cool. Thanks for the answer.
     
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    Good news that you won't be seeing any more self portraits of me then.

    How come whenever a "new look" comes along it's a discontinued film? I'm sulking huh :tongue: