Tuesday 30 August 2011

Infrared Polaroid

A box of Polaroid Land Infrared Film turned up on eBay a few months ago. I wasn't aware that such a thing existed but there it was, and the seller kindly included photographs of the packaging and the data sheet.

The film was reportedly available between 1964 and 1969 (the data sheet shown was dated May 1967) and was designated Type 413. It was a black and white film sensitive between UV and just beyond 900 nm with a peak at 830 and a trough at 510. Equivalent ASA rating was 200 with a Wratten #87 rising to 600 with a red filter and 800 with no filter.

If anyone knows of any examples taken with this film please let me know.