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Thread: Da: 35mm Curl

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    Da: 35mm Curl

    This may be obvious and a dumb question to most... but I learned how to develop with 4x5 large format... B&W... several years ago.. then learned color and B&W in MF.. now low and behold.. I'm been shooting some 35mm in B&W and color.. and for the first time developing myself... but my goodness the curl longways ... today in Tri-x .. is this normal Tri-X phenomenon?
    Can't really get it to lay down in the film holder for scanning.

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    I find that if I weight the film while it is drying there is very little curl - never used Tri-X mind.

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    Hang to dry with a weight on the end and leave over night.
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    Well I use a large clip on the bottom, but maybe will add more weight next time.. and over night,,, here in the dry southwest with the other formats.. never had to do that.. but maybe with 35 its necessary .

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    Nah, it is just the way koda does it.
    Ilford and Foma 35mm films dry flat as a pancake.
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    Google weighted film clips, they are the best, but if you shoot older expired film you'll need to rinse it longer than suggested and hang them 24 hrs.


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    In the good old days, film wallets were available that stored strips of film face-to-face and back-to-back. Over time this eliminated the curl. The same idea might work with the sheet files.

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    I stopped using Tri-X mainly because of this. The negative strips curled so bad that they almost looked like small pipes. I use clips with a (small) weight in them. Ilford and others dry flat for me. But if you want Tri-X, try putting the sleeves under a pile of books overnight.

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    If you want dead flat negatives, in both dimensions, I highly recommend Double-X (5222) but you have to roll your own.

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    Thanks fer the replies.. like the Tri-x and will try the books.. and will order some Ilford for 35m, to see how that does... for some reason didn't like it in 4x5, but that's when I was first learning how to develop, so you may well have been that.

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