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View Poll Results: Do you use a Sqeegee on your negs?

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    Is photoflow something you can get in the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajuk View Post
    Is photoflow something you can get in the UK?
    You'll get it here :
    http://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/

    Just type 'Photo-Flo' (note the spelling) in the search box.

    Jessops seem to be walking away from traditional photographers, but there are still people like the site above who cater for silver halide photography.
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    HELL no!
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    oh, yeah! "hell no" here, too!

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    I see Nova sell it I'll get it the next time I am in Warwick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Sattler View Post
    I squeegee negatives ... I use a double wiper squeegee
    made for that purpose and never scratch negatives
    (mostly 120). I dip it in photo flo prior to
    swiping the film.
    Likely the squeegee you refer to is the eight blade I've
    mentioned now then this forum. I've always squeegeed.
    For Years I used the Yankee sponge squeegee. The eight
    blade though is an nice improvement. Needless to say
    and with many rolls squeegeed I've not seen any
    scratches.

    Film is first soaked in half strength Photo-Flo then hung.
    The squeegee is then rinsed in the Photo-Flo and while
    dripping wet drawn slowly down the length of the
    film. Very soon the film is dry.

    I wager not one person contributing to this thread who
    looks down on squeegeeing has ever used the eight
    blade squeegee. A whole lot of knocking before
    trying. The eight blade is well engineered. It
    is not cheap. Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancqu View Post
    I wager not one person contributing to this thread who
    looks down on squeegeeing has ever used the eight
    blade squeegee. A whole lot of knocking before
    trying. The eight blade is well engineered. It
    is not cheap. Dan
    Give me a good reason for using a squeegee when I don't use one now and end up with zero problems?
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancqu View Post
    I wager not one person contributing to this thread who
    looks down on squeegeeing has ever used the eight
    blade squeegee. A whole lot of knocking before
    trying. The eight blade is well engineered. It
    is not cheap. Dan
    I don't squeegee, and my films dry perfectly. This is not knocking before trying. What problem is solved by a squeegee -- even an eight-bladed one -- that I don't have?

    The only one I can think of might be drying time.
    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexmacphee View Post
    I don't squeegee, and my films dry perfectly.
    This is not knocking before trying. What problem
    is solved by a squeegee -- even an eight-bladed
    one -- that I don't have?

    The only one I can think of might be
    drying time.
    Drying time in itself may or may not be a problem.
    If drip dry were the ONLY way to dry film we'd simply
    put up with it. For some a dust proof cabinet, air scrubber,
    or air filtration, will be needed to keep the film clean
    from air born contamination while it dries.

    Another reason which is not at all obvious is the need to
    keep clean water drops on the film surface from drawing
    residual chemistry from the emulsion and leaving it on
    the surface of the film. I mentioned this matter a few
    weeks ago. The problem was water spots.

    The squeegee I use, the eight blade, leaves no drops
    on the surface. At most the very thinest of water film
    remains and those very localized. Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancqu View Post
    Drying time in itself may or may not be a problem.
    If drip dry were the ONLY way to dry film we'd simply
    put up with it. For some a dust proof cabinet, air scrubber,
    or air filtration, will be needed to keep the film clean
    from air born contamination while it dries.

    Another reason which is not at all obvious is the need to
    keep clean water drops on the film surface from drawing
    residual chemistry from the emulsion and leaving it on
    the surface of the film. I mentioned this matter a few
    weeks ago. The problem was water spots.

    The squeegee I use, the eight blade, leaves no drops
    on the surface. At most the very thinest of water film
    remains and those very localized. Dan

    There really isn't even an objectively correct answer. This is a subjective thing. No amount of science will support either side. Whether to risk scratching your negatives or whether to risk water spots. Nobody can claim that squeegeeing or not squeegeeing will always work. So.. really arguing about this topic isn't really worthy. It really is quite subjective. Trying to change someone's habits when they are subjectively rooted (as mystical) is like pulling teeth.
    I love the wilderness and I love my trail cameras, all Fuji's! :) GA645, GW690 III, and the X100 which I think is the best trail camera ever invented (to date).

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