Negatives and noobs

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  1. Firelance

    Firelance TPF Noob!

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    Hey I was wondering if any of the noobs in this place have the same problems with negatives and stuff. I mean dust, spots, scratches...
    And does any of the not-so-noobisch-anymore people remember this from there earlier days in photography? If so, how long did it take you to get rid of these annoying 'damages' on your negs?

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  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Wash properly. Sometimes a wash aid helps with water spots and streaks.

    Don't use a film squeegee.

    Dry in a dust free environment.

    As soon as they are dry, cut and store in the proper storage sheets. Store in a dust free area.

    Always handle with care. That's about all you can do.

    One of my most important pieces of darkroom equipment is a small vacuum that is only used for cleaning darkroom and camera equipment.
     
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    Prophet TPF Noob!

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    Rubber gloves! Big help. I use medical rubber gloves that my wife horks from work. They do wonders for keeping finger prints off film and papers as well as keeps the chems off my hands. I got tired of my tongs doing damage.

    -Jeremy-
     

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