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Hi

I have seen this film mentioned in the tech gallery, but I can't find much info on it.

  • Is it still being made?
  • If yes. Where can I buy it?
  • Any links to info on it?
  • Your personal opinion on it, and links to the pictures.
  • What makes the film special (if it IS special :tongue:)

Greetings Morten
 

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I think the film you refer to may be Ilford SFX which is described as "near Infrared" but is really HP% with an extended red spectrum. Have a look on the Ilford website for further info.

I tested it for B&W mag (UK) a couple of years ago. It's not as good as the real IR films but worth a try if you can get it. As a matter of interest it's also used in the old speed trap cameras in the UK.
 
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Hi Les

I never thought it might SFX, but it doesn't seem to be...I have tried SFX a couple of times, but never got tones like these.

The two pictures I saw was these:

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Morten
 

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You're looking at Super XX from Kodak, discontinued in the early 90's I think. Check out www.michaelandpaula.com for more descriptions of the film. Any available would be outdated by now but probably usable.
 

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modafoto said:
Hi Les

I never thought it might SFX, but it doesn't seem to be...I have tried SFX a couple of times, but never got tones like these.

The two pictures I saw was these:

(there was a url link here which no longer exists)

(there was a url link here which no longer exists)

Morten

Morten, the images you have linked to is from an old stash of SXX. SXX was discontinued 12 years (or so) ago.

These are shots taken with SFX by a good freind using a Red 25 and Hassy/80mm souped in Microdol X:
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Its great for removing wrinkles....
 
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Chaska said:
You're looking at Super XX from Kodak, discontinued in the early 90's I think. Check out www.michaelandpaula.com for more descriptions of the film. Any available would be outdated by now but probably usable.

Yes, that's it. Thanks!

But I will probably be out of luck to get some of it:

From the website:

"Super XX, the last of the old style thick emulsion films was discontinued in 1994. At that time we bought the last of Kodak's remaining supply..."
 
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mrcallow said:
Morten, the images you have linked to is from an old stash of SXX. SXX was discontinued 12 years (or so) ago.

Its great for removing wrinkles....

Cool. Thanks for the answer.
 

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mrcallow said:
Its great for removing wrinkles....
Good news that you won't be seeing any more self portraits of me then.

How come whenever a "new look" comes along it's a discontinued film? I'm sulking huh :tongue:
 
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