A Site for Photographers by Photographers

Community > Forums > Minox > Infrared > What is infrared film used...

Featured Equipment Deals

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Review Read More

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Review

The Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD is the first fast ultrawide zoom lens for full frame cameras to offer built-in image stabilization. Read photographer Bob Atkins' in-depth review to learn more...

Latest Equipment Articles

Tamron's redefined SP lenses - a first Look at the SP 35/1.8 and SP 45/1.8 Read More

Tamron's redefined SP lenses - a first Look at the SP 35/1.8 and SP 45/1.8

Earlier today (09/02/2015) Tamron released details of the first two lenses in their newly redefined "SP" line (see http://www.tamron-usa.com/news/35mm/35_F012_45_F013_2015.php). These lenses are...

Latest Learning Articles

The September Monthly Project Read More

The September Monthly Project

This month's project with guest instructor Jackie DiBenedetto focuses on challenges - and joys! - of photographing kids. Add your best photo to the thread and enjoy the conversation!


What is infrared film used for?

Labce - , Feb 12, 2000; 02:46 a.m.

I`ve seen infrared film offered in Minox cartdidges and heard of Minoxers slitting 35mm infrared film into Minox format.What is infrared film used for?What do the results look like?

Responses

Martin Tai , Feb 12, 2000; 03:10 a.m.

Lance, I am glad you ask this question. You open up a new chapter here in FAQ: Minox Infrared Photography. <p> There is an excellent <a href="http://www.cocam.co.uk/CoCamWS/Infrared/INFRARED.HTM"> Infrared Photography FAQ </a> website.

Martin Tai , Feb 12, 2000; 10:29 p.m.

<p>Infrared film also has special application for espionage. <p>Microtec once sold retrofitted Infrared Minox EC camera set for special agents. <p> This Infrared Minox EC came with a 8x11 flash, modified with infrared filter. The EC lens was recalibrated to focus at document copying distance. <p> Equiped with this Infrared Minox EC and flash set, a special agent can copy secret document at office without being seen, as he was copying document with infrared light on infrared film.

Labce - , Feb 18, 2000; 06:18 a.m.

I`m wondering if infrared film records heat,like police helicopters with forward-looking infrared that shows glowing image of heat source (hidden person,car engine,etc.)and would show up on negative as glowing heat source? A ghost hunter/author I met uses infrared film to record images of "ghosts" or "spirits" at haunted places.Anybody heard of this?

Martin Tai , Mar 01, 2000; 02:37 p.m.

Lance here is an aswer to your quesiton

<p>

<a href="http://www.cocam.co.uk/CoCamWS/Infrared/INFRARED.HTM#HEAT">Heat </a>

Back to top

Notify me of Responses