July 28, Six Frames of Rollei Infrared 400 with my Reality So Subtle 6×6 Pinhole Camera:

Is that a long title or what? Sometimes I forget how much I love my Reality So Subtle 6x6f. It’s a very compact camera only about 5″ wide x 3.25″ tall x 1.5″ thick. It’s very nicely designed and constructed of sturdy CNC machined plastic, but I think what I like best about this pinhole camera is the very wide angle view, it has a focal length of 22mm which is the 35mm equivalent of 11mm! That’s wide, as you can see in the photos below. The f in the model designation means it takes a 52mm filter, very handy, especially when shooting infrared.

The RSS 6x6f wearing shades, the block at the bottom is a tripod fitting.

Frequently people use an infrared filter when shooting infrared film. An IR filter blocks out most visible light. I have a 720nm IR filter, but not for this camera. I’d heard of some people using plain old red filters with infrared film and having acceptable results, and since I have a red 25a filter for the RSS, I thought I’d give that a try. I was hoping for a little less of the infrared effect (white vegetation) that one gets with an actual IR filter. I’ll let you be the judge of how that came out.

These were all shot at the box speed of 400 and developed for 4 minutes at 75° F in Cinestill Df96 monobath.

White Garage
Miracle Tree
Ralston Park
Truckee East
Truckee West

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