good quality DX-coded I/R film?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Chris, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Can anyone recommend a good I/R 35mm film with DX-coding?

    Chris, Apr 11, 2004
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    David Guest

    is there ANY DX coded infrared film?

    The only B&W I/R film I know is Konica and Kodak. Konica can be loaded in
    subdued light; Kodak recommends total darkness. With Kodak, I've gotten a
    more dramatic effect. Regarding the DX rating, different people shoot at
    different ISO ratings because, I thought, I/R film can't be put into an
    exact ISO "box". They settle on a certain ISO because of the effect they're
    looking for.

    You may know this, but just in case. Some newer cameras can't handle I/R.
    Look at the manual. My Nikon N80 can't handle it because (I'm going by
    memory) of the way the camera senses frames. If I use I/R in the N80, it'll
    expose the film. However, my old workhorse Canon F-1N can.
    David, Apr 12, 2004
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  3. Chris

    Chris Guest

    I do know this. I've recently purchased a Minolta 3000i auto-focus, and
    I've checked the film compartment for the I/R LED, without finding one, and
    figure maybe it'll work with I/R film. The thing is, the manual doesn't say
    anything about I/R film, but said that unless film is DX-coded, it'll read
    it as ISO 100 every time.

    Thanks for the heads-up.
    Chris, Apr 12, 2004
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    David Guest

    in looking at a data sheet for konica film, it just shook some brain cells
    into remembering, you don't care about film speed with I/R film. What you
    shoot at depends on the filter. Take a look at

    I assume the 3000i can adjust the aperture and shutter?
    David, Apr 12, 2004
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    Chris Guest

    It's basically a P&S. All you can adjust is focus. Shutter from 1/1000 to
    4 secs.
    SLR, but no manual control.
    Chris, Apr 12, 2004
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    Michael Guest

    Chris, Stop, Don't throw away that P&S camera of yours. Porters Camera
    Store sells stick-on DX coded labels for film cartridges in various ISO
    speed codings. They look like they might be removable to use over and

    Main Link;

    Label Link;

    Their not the cheapest company but their big free catalog is loaded with
    hard to find stuff.

    Michael, Apr 12, 2004
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    Chris Guest

    I won't throw it away. ;-)

    Ok, let me ask another question... Can anyone recommend a good DX-coded film
    in non-I/R, about ISO 600 or 800?
    Chris, Apr 12, 2004
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    David Guest

    fuji professional 800 print film

    David, Apr 12, 2004
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    Chris Guest

    Thanks! :)
    Chris, Apr 13, 2004
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