Rollei/Agfa's Infrared 400 is a unique infrared-sensitized panchromatic black and white negative film with a nominal sensitivity of ISO 400/27° without filtration. It is sensitive to IR wavelengths up to 820nm and can be used to produce unique halation effects with filtration and by varying the exposure length. It is suitable for working in both daylight and tungsten conditions and is characterized by a fine grain structure, notable sharpness, and high resolving power. Additionally, a good contrast profile offers clear separation between shadow and highlight regions. The film's polyester base has been tested to an LE-500 (life expectancy 500 years) archival rating and also features anti-curling and anti-static coatings, as well as a special coating to promote smooth film transportation within the camera. Additionally, this clear base is particularly well-suited to scanning applications.
Traditional Black and White Infrared Film
High speed panchromatic black and white film material with special infrared sensitivity
Large exposure latitude and a high exposure reserve for application under all lighting and climatic conditions.
Special coating for improvement of film transport properties of the cameras
Suitable for daylight or tungsten lighting
Polyester base support guarantees the highest level of archive stability (LE 500)
Under careful handling, Rollei Infrared can be inserted and removed from the camera under subdued light conditions.
Please Note: To achieve strong Infrared (IR) effects we recommend exposing the film at a maximum of ISO 25 and using an R72 dark red infrared filter or deeper infrared filter. Standard Red 25A filters are not recommended. Individualized exposure testing is necessary to realize optimal results.
Manufacturer's recommended developing times as follows:
Rollei High Speed 1+7 for 6 minutes
Rollei High Speed 1+12 for 8.5 minutes
Rollei Low Speed 1+4 for 18 minutes
Kodak D-76 stock for 6 minutes
Ilford ID-11 for 6 minutes
Arista 76 for 6 minutes