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Ilford SFX 200 120 Film

Ilford SFX 200 120 Film is a medium speed black and white film with extended red sensitivity. This means when it is used with a deep red filter it produces images with infrared qualities.

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Ilford SFX 200 120 Film

Ilford SFX 200 120 Film is a medium speed black and white film with extended red sensitivity. Basically, when you use it with a deep red filter it will produce images with infrared qualities.

Primarily a special effects film, in use Ilford SFX 200 can also produce some unique results. By using a deep red filter you can render skies almost black and most green vegetation almost white. Its unusual tonal rendition will ensure interesting results for a range of subjects.

A certain amount of experimentation is useful when you first use this film. To obtain the best results use in bright sunshine or in the studio under tungsten lights.

You must load Ilford SFX 200 in subdued light. Unlike true infra-red film, it is not necessary to load it in total darkness.

Ilford recommends the ILFORD SFX deep red filter for use with this film, but you can use others. Any yellow, orange or red filter will work, but the effect will vary. The redder the filter, the more dramatic the effect it has.

Have a look at the other available Ilford Films.


Film Reviews

If you aren’t sure which film to pick next, then head over to our Film Reviews pages. We review the most popular films in the shop, and some new and lesser-known ones to see how they compare. You can find a list of all the films we have reviewed here.

Next up, have a look at How You Shoot. We like to see how you shoot the film you buy from us and feature some of our favourites on the site.


Film Photography

And, if you’re new to film check out our Beginners Guide To Film Photography. Also have a look at our guides to ApertureShutter Speed and Film Speed. Then check out the other film we have in stock.


Which Is The Best Film To Choose?

Have you just got hold of a film camera and not sure where to start. We have lots of films to choose from, but you might be wondering which is the best one for you? Then read our guide Choose Your Film. It will give you a good starting point and a clear idea of what the different films do.

Develop Your Film

If you would like to learn more about developing your own film, you should read our guide How To Develop Black And White Film. This will walk you through each step of developing film at home.

Also, check out How To Develop Film At Home for a list of everything you’ll need. How To Prepare Film Developing Chemistry will explain how to get your chemicals ready for processing. Once you’re ready to go, find your Black And White Film Developing Times.

You can explore further and look at How To Stand Develop Film and Pushing and Pulling Film.

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