Rollei Retro 80S

Rollei Retro 80S

I have promised to write an extensive article about using film; I haven't got around that yet, but it's coming (in the regular Blog).

In the meantime, here is a short presentation of a film I shot recently, the Rollei Retro 80s.

This new emulsion is derived from the AGFA Aviphot Pan 80 aerial film. Its spectral sensitivity is expanded into the near infrared. I tried using an IR filter in a few shots but didn't have time to properly test this capability, since I only had one roll available. In the near future, I plan on shooting this film exploring this feature only.

The Rollei 80S has very fine grain, good contrast, and a nice roll-off. It will definitely look good for portraits and skin tones in general (due to it's near IR sensitivity). I shot a few such shots that you can see below, unfortunately not in very good light.

All in all, this is a very interesting addition to the B&W film arsenal, and I think many people will be very pleased with it, especially if they have the chance to play with different developers and such.

Here is a small gallery with this film, shot with the Nikon F90X:

 

 

 

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