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    Changing bag causing great strife!

    So I've been just getting into developing my own and yesterday I lost 1 and a half films and then figured out it was somehow related to my changing bag.

    See the problem is that it gets either too hot or too humid with my hands in there and it makes the film jam up really bad ..REALLY BAD! I thought it was my film and after an hour of trying and re-trying I decided to sacrifice one of the rolls because it was too sticky and wouldn't go onto the reel more than a few inches.

    Pulling it out of the changing bag and trying the SAME film in the light where I could see what I was doing it went on first crack!

    At first I thought it was my technique, so practiced practiced and practiced some more then tried my other roll that I had and the same thing happened! So I got someone who had developed their own film before (albeit not that often and never in a change bag) to do it for me and they said they couldn't do it and that using a bag was alot harder than the usual DARKROOM method they had used before.

    I ended up quickly building a darkroom in my closet. too the bag and contents in there, removed everything from the bag in the dark and it rolled onto the reel first crack!

    WHAT THE..

    Anyone else have issues like this? I'm using 120 film and have several different reels that all performed similarly under the given conditions. Grrrrr

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    Humidity is bad about making film stick in plastic reels. Thats one reason I love my steel reels.
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    A changing tent is a much easier and better way of doing things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mearns View Post
    Anyone else have issues like this?
    Yes, but I have the answer.

    1) Calm down, relax, lower your blood pressure.

    2) Be at one with your peaceful inner analogue spirit.

    3) Get naked.

    4) Go outside and find a shady spot in your front yard.

    5) Close your eyes and listen to the plants growing.

    6) When calm, insert arms in changing bag.

    7) Be at one with the film as it follows your concentric path to inner peace.

    8) When done, run triumphantly (while still naked) around neighbourhood yelling, "It didn't get stuck this time! It wasn't even a little bit sticky!"

    Murray
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    Murray, that is a funny answer, but it's true. You really do have to relax.

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    interesting solution there murray. Developing prints wouldn't involve getting into a bath of developer naked with your prints would it? I hear that developer does funny stuff to your head

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    Don't get me started about improving your enlargements

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    That is what your loupe is for, Murray.
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    Ansel Adams had the Zone System... I'm working on the points system. First I points it here, and then I points it there...

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    Loupe...what's a loupe?

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