What is infrared film used for?

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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?

-- Lance Novak (roobunny@aol.com), February 12, 2000


Lance, I am glad you ask this question. You open up a new chapter here in FAQ: Minox Infrared Photography.

There is an excellent Infrared Photography FAQ website.

-- martin tai (martin.tai@capcanada.com), February 12, 2000.

Infrared film also has special application for espionage.

Microtec once sold retrofitted Infrared Minox EC camera set for special agents.

This Infrared Minox EC came with a 8x11 flash, modified with infrared filter. The EC lens was recalibrated to focus at document copying distance.

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.

-- martin tai (martin.tai@capcanada.com), February 12, 2000.

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?

-- Lance Novak (roobunny@aol.com), February 18, 2000.

Lance here is an aswer to your quesiton


-- martin tai (martin.tai@capcanada.com), March 01, 2000.

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