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    Ilford SFX 200

    Has anybody shot with this without a filter?
    Has anyone got some photos they're willing to share of the results?
    I've not shot with it before, was curious as to the results.
    Am I right in thinking that it'll come out just like a regular expensive B and W film as it's not a true InfraRed film?
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    I don't have any scanned to share but yes it looks very normal shot without filters.
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    It's grainy compared to the contemporary usual suspects (Tri-X, TMax xxx, HP5,FP4), which gives it a bit of an "old school" look.

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    I have shot a few rolls of it without a filter, pushed to ASA400, developed in HC-110 dil B. I was extremely happy with the results: http://sansdigital.tumblr.com/post/23861723877 (135)
    http://sansdigital.tumblr.com/post/3618543582
    http://sansdigital.tumblr.com/post/4...different-time
    and
    http://sansdigital.tumblr.com/post/4.../old-stairwell (120)
    Last edited by IloveTLRs; 05-16-2013 at 06:18 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Hi,

    I shoot it without filter - pretty normal look. Example with Rodinal:

    http://darkosaric.deviantart.com/art/Warsaw-4-94614790

    regards,

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    It's a really great portrait film. Its grain is beautiful, and I would like to imagine that its slightly extended red sensitivity helps skin tones.

    Why not purchase a few rolls and try it out on the subject matter you like? Discover its possibilities by changing your technique with exposure, different lighting scenarios, different developing times, etc. Print a few of the negatives, and then judge for yourself.
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    An example with flash and no filter. Looks sort of red-filtered by default as you'd expect - see the lip paleness.

    It can certainly be used as an IR film and give a good Woods effect.

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    Indeed, a bit grainier than HP5+, IMO. I normally use it with the Hoya R72 filter as I prefer to shoot the cheaper FP4+/HP5+ for "normal" shots.

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    I really like the results I get with SFX 200. I've shot it both with and without a red filter, if you want to see some results have a look at the ones I posted on Flickr.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/louise_...7631551340660/


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/louise_...7631482673632/

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    How does one shoot this film with an IR filter such as the Hoya R72? Any problems with a dark red filter?


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