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Kodak Ektachrome EIR Infrared Slide Film

4.73/5 (11 Reviews)


  • MPN1448406
    Film Type35mm
    PackagingConsumer
    ColorColor
    Film Speed200 ASA
    Positive / NegativePositive
    Exposures36 Exposures/Pictures

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bennici@tarquinius.de a Expert

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2008

Bottom Line:   
well, i bought some more, but its getting very expensive now that its off the market. I decided to cut it down myself to medium format. anyone interested??

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $32.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dean a Expert

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2008

Strengths:    no film, not even digital infrared can copy it.

Weaknesses:    cant use in camera with IR sensor.

film can be unpredictable if one is unexpereinced.


Bottom Line:   
well, i like this EIR film so much, that I started paying high prices for the stuff, then decided to buy some bulk and cut it down to 120 medium format for my beloved pentax 67.

I still have some if anyone is interested!

www.tarquinius.de

bennici@tarquinius.de

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   no other product on the market, except the black and white infrared films

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lthlwpn1979 a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2005

Strengths:    Who needs photoshop to do this when the film and filter do the work.

Weaknesses:    Can only be used in older cameras that don't use IR sensor to advance film (X-Pan II camera the exception)

Bottom Line:   
This film is truely unique. The color changes can turn an ordinary shot into an other-worldly experience. Foilage turning magenta, light skin tones into yellow, an oddly blue sky, and many other wonderful things. It is an expensive and touchy film to work with but is well worth the trouble. If you can develop it by hand instead of taking it to a lab, do so and save some money. My best results have been at ISO 200, f/8, shutter meter TTL, yellow filter.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   B&H

Similar Products Used:   Kodak HIE infrared film
Maco 820c IR film


Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mdub68 a Intermediate from San Jose, Cali

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2003

Strengths:    Rich blacks and brillant whites. Very surreal.

Weaknesses:    nothing. best sharpness and saturated blacks/whites than agfa and ilford IR films

Bottom Line:   
I first started using this film back in 96-97 as a 2nd year photography student in high skool. The first time using it, i experimented with ASA 50 with a red 25 or polarization filter. Focused without filters, usually using a tripod in my earlier days, found good exposure reading, then bracketed 2 stops above and below. developed with D-76, no dilution, "straight, no chaser". The negatives came out a little fogged. Hadn't used this film for a few years, then in October, 2002, purchased another roll with an open mind to new experimentation. Spoke with old photo teacher, he gave me new info, and worked like a charm, lucky charms that is. Instead of setting the ASA to 50 or 200, from what most professionals like to abide by, he told me to use ASA 640. Purchased myself a HOYA R72 filter. Most delicious. This filter requires a tripod, being that the filter is very opaque. Can capture up to 720 nanometers. Anyone fimilar with this film knows the light spectrum and knows that 720 nanometers cant be seen with the naked eye. A WRATTEN 87 filter can see up to 870 nm, but there are stronger ones out there, those capable of seeing infrared light well past 1000nm. Again, using D-76 for developer, this time the film didnt fog and was very crisp. Very beautiful.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   Kamera Korner

Similar Products Used:   none. read lots of material based on other types of IR films

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by John Mirinov a Intermediate from Michigan

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2002

Strengths:    Surreal colors, deep blue sky on sunny days, very eye catching

Weaknesses:    Very high cost (about $20 per roll in the US), more visible grain than most other slide films

Bottom Line:   
This film is wonderful to experiment with. If you want a different look to your images, try infrared! Green vegetation will turn bright magenta, yellows tend to go white, and skintones turn a ghastly yellowish color. Very surreal.

I suggest you expose this film with a manual camera (I use a Nikon FM2N or a Minolta X-700) at ISO 200 and use a yellow filter to start with, and just start experimenting from there. This seems to give the best effect. I have also used this film with a green filter, and everything turns very deep blue! Looks like the image was taken late at night.

I suggest you buy a roll or two, and just plan on testing it out. Try different filters and different exposures to see what works best for you.

Most labs in my area don't want to develop infrared, so I suggest you send it to A&I for processing, or do it yourself at home with an E-6 kit as I usually do.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   B&H

Similar Products Used:   There is nothing quite like this!

Type of photography:   Outdoor



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