Steven, given the current range of Ilford films, plus Brac's comment and the fact that Simon has covered the reasons why a true IR isn't in its plans then I wonder what else it could make that would sell in sufficient quantities to be viable.
And after all is said and done, and you have your perfect IR image with flash illumination: how much different does it look from a regular flash image ... ?
I have read this thread through a couple of times but have not seen a response specific to CMO's suggestion. Is there a reason that the known SFX emulsion cannot be be tested in a version without the antihalation layer? Such a film would not possess the tonality of the EFKE product, but as CMO suggests, would not be subject to the QC concerns that plagued that film.
Interesting suggestion. I may look though my gear to see if I have a camera I am willing to convert. (Certainly not my Rollei, which I currently use for IR. :blink: ) I recall reading somewhere about a way to strip the AH layer from a film, but it seems rather involved and risky to me.
Well, that is what I was thinking.... The argument Simon gives for not producing an Ilford True IR film, whilst perfectly reasonable, would presumbly apply to pretty much anything I could think of.... So, does this mean no new emulsions from Harman ever again?
Alas.... I suspect it may mean just that :(
Obviously the important thing is that they stay healthy and viable as a company, but just sad when films and materials disappear (or whole companies) that the existing manufacturers aren't able to fill the void.