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    hung out to dry

    My first two rolls are drying as i type this.(delta 100)I know that the film negatives must be dry before I scan but how can I be sure they are?
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    If the film doesn't feel wet or sticky, it's dry. During heating season, 2 or 3 hours is probably enough.

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    How can you be sure anything is dry? It's dry when it looks dry. You can wait overnight, if you're worried about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob2 View Post
    My first two rolls are drying as i type this.(delta 100)I know that the film negatives must be dry before I scan but how can I be sure they are?
    Congratulations, welcome to the film club.
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    Well done! It was Delta 100 to which I lost my virginity also.

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    T-max 100 for me, only two shots came out and I didn't know how long I was meant to agitate, so I sort of just flailed constantly.
    Welcome aboard - film is dry when you can look along it's length and not see any marks that look like water waiting to evaporate. After a few more rolls you'll get to know the look of it easily.
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    You will also see the hung rolls twist away from the vertical for a while as they dry. When they return to the vertical they are nearly dry.

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    I usually leave them be for about six hours before i begin to handle them. If its late and i dont feel like cutting and sleeving them, i let them hang overnight. But i live in a place which gets quite humid especially in summer.

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    If you gently sandwich the film between your index and second fingers and run them down the film they are sensitive enough to pick up any stickiness which tells you the film is still wet. Once your fingers run smoothly down the whole length of film it's dry. You don't say what you use to dry but if the film's enclosed in a tube with a fan blowing ambient air over it such as with a UT100 dryer then I find that film dries in about 20 mins, The UT100 has two heat settings but I'd recommend avoiding using either setting to stop curling and just use ambient blown air.

    Can't say how long it would take with no blown air but the two finger test still holds good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
    I find that film dries in about 20 mins,
    ... pentaxuser
    My eight blade film squeegee makes
    for 20 minute drying. I PhotoFlo, hang
    at top, then very slowly draw the wetted
    squeegee downward. Weight at bottom.
    Eight blade film squeegees are available
    under a few brand names.
    Mine is a JOBO. Dan

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