Rollei Retro 80S is a slow-speed panchromatic black-and-white negative film with extended near-infrared sensitivity to 775nm. It can therefore be used as a normal black-and-white film or as a infrared film when using an infrared filter. Retro 80S is based on the original Agfa Aviphot PAN 80 black-and-white emulsion.
The additional red sensitivity of the Retro 80S helps to cut through haze or fog and also smooth skin tones and blemishes, making it ideal for portraiture. Due to the low blue-sensitivity of the emulsion, shots taken with a direct flash are less sensitive (based on tests using a direct flash with a color temperature of approx. 6500K).
The film has a nominal film speed of ISO 80/20° and is characterized by a fine grain structure and broad tonal range. It is coated onto a transparent polyester base, with anti-static coatings, that makes it well-suited to scanning applications.