I found a treasure on The Bay!
Right now I am completely fascinated by IR photo. I’ve tried both Efkes unfortunately discontinued but wonderful IR820 and Rollei‘s IR400.
Rollei IR400‘ve got the huge advantage of being produced and sold in a variety of formats, but it is not as good at reproducing the sky as Efke. Trees and other vegetation, however, I think becomes very good, at least if I overexpose the film slightly.
Happy and surprised I was when I “googled” for Efke IR 820 in 4×5 format, and found it at a seller on Ebay. I tend to be very careful with stuff like that, and checked up on this seller properly. He has an extensive catalog, send free shipping internationally, and has 100% customer satisfaction.
I ordered, and everything proved to be correct! If not the customs here in Sweden have had a communicative breakdown right then, I would have had the the film in just two days. The seller is very easy to connect with and very nice. So if you are looking for something special, check with David on Blumar Photography! 🙂
I tested the film and it is wonderful, don’t you think?
This image has an exposure time of almost 19 minutes, and it was blowing that day, but it almost feels , right?
Enjoy, and have a lovely summer weekend!