Originally Posted by Anscojohn
Hello! I am not a photographer, but I'm an aspiring author and one of the characters in my latest book is a photographer.
I was wondering what kind of camera you are holding in your profile picture... It looks very old and antique, which is exactly the kind of camera I want in my story....
I know this is a strange request, but I would really appreciate any information you can give me: about the camera, the model, when it came out, how well it works, the film... The more info the better!
Thank you very much,
Squeegeeing film should be a no-no. A small piece of dust is all it takes to put scratches on the film.
Use a Kim wipe or similar, or chamois t wipe down the base side of the film, but not the emulsion. Water marks are always on the base, not the emulsion because as the emulsion dries it absorbs the water droplets.
A film is dry when the very bottom corner is dry.
i dry my negatives either over night or for a day. i keep them in a drying cabinet i built, but i generally am not pressed for time.
A bathroom is a good place to dry film and leave overnight to dry. I would never use a squeegee on film.
Originally Posted by dancqu
Although the negatives look and feel dry, I let them hang a few more hours to allow the emulsion harden. It takes the emulsion longer to fully cure and harden, thus less chance of scratches. Like Anscojohn sez, they also appear sharper. I also use the alcohol mixed in with LFN (wetting agent)and distilled water to speed drying, I still allow extra time for the emulsion to harden.