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    ilford sfx, filters or no

    I recenlty picked up the last two rolls of Ilford SFX at the camera store and I'd like to go to a ghost town near here and shoot the abandoned and falling down old houses. Do you users of this film still recommend the use of red filters even tho' there will be no sky, just old buildings, in the photos.

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    If you don't use a fairly strong red filter, your results will look a lot like HP-5 or, FP-4.

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    To get the IR effect with this film, I use an R72 (Wratten 89B) filter.
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    Well, I've got #'s 25 and 29 for my red filters. I guess that'll have to do.

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    I use a #25 with good results. Weathered wood and half rusty/half shiny metal are where SFX shines for me (since black skies aren't an option for you.).

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    in my part of town(country) the SFX sits on our shelves...

    maybe i should pick some up and try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence
    I use a #25 with good results. Weathered wood and half rusty/half shiny metal are where SFX shines for me (since black skies aren't an option for you.).

    That's good news. I'm photographing the old buildings at Adirondac (ghost town) and the place just screams for b/w. I thought the SFX would be just different enough. Thanks.

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    Jim, check here: http://www.ilford.com/html/us_englis...00/sfx200.html
    A 25 filter (RED) helps with SFX, even though they reccomend a deep red filter for maximum effect.

    Panchromatic: Lucky you!
    here it dissapeared from the shelves right after the Ilford news hit.....
    Quote Originally Posted by panchromatic
    in my part of town(country) the SFX sits on our shelves...

    maybe i should pick some up and try it.
    PS. if you find a good deal send me some
    Mama took my APX away.....

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    After the Ilford scare, all the SFX200 quickly disappeared from local shelves here too. It seems to have been recently restocked however...with a whopping 50% price increase. Now $12 per roll of 135-36exp.

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    Mama took my APX away.....

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