Ilford SFX 200: Infrared Photography

Last week I decided to load my ol’ Kiev 88 with a roll of Ilford SFX 200 and give infrared photography another chance. Last year I tried shooting with this film for the first time, and the results were not that great. Actually they were pretty terrible. I used a combination of green/red filters (go figure), and the exposure was way off. This time I was very pleased with the results. Even though the lab messed up my roll quite a bit with spots/stains and scratches. I was able to remove most of them with Silverfast SE.

Anyways, here are the pictures, enjoy!



The pictures were taken around sunset. I used a Hoya R72 filter for all the pictures except the last one. I rarely use filters when shooting, and since I use the sunny 16 rule for estimating exposure (keeping it old school!), I found it quite challenging to shoot with the filter factor in mind. If you have any tips, let me know. Also, if you prefer using a hand-held light meter, I would really like to know which brand are you using.

If you want to see the rest of the pictures, click here.
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