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    Is your changing bag hot and sweaty?

    I found a solution.

    Rubber gloves.

    When you pull the elastic cuffs of the bag on to your hands stop at the cuff of the gloves.

    If there is no skin in the bag, there is no sweat in the bag, and that means no extra humidity.

    Mark Barendt, Ignacio, CO

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    I'm not sure, but I think it would be difficult to load and unload film holders wearing gloves. For example, I usually have to slip a fingernail under the edge of the film to extract the sheet from the holder.

    What type of gloves do you use?
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    I suppose confining the humidity to the surface of your flesh does have benefits in this scenario, but I'd rather just finish up faster and get out before the sweating begins.

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    I actually use Nitrile Gloves, medical style exam gloves. Nice and thin, very nice but not perfect tactile sense.

    I'd been using them in the darkroom to keep the chemicals off my skin and decided to try it.
    Mark Barendt, Ignacio, CO

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    My changing bag is not hot and sweaty but every else is!

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    i keep mine under my bed.. so yes...

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    I use the Nitrile Gloves also, but had difficulty removing film from the holders.
    I found 50 plectrums on eBay for $ 3.00 , and now I always keep a few in the changing bag.
    And with my film supply, and in my wallet. I always have a plectrum handy in case
    someone has trouble removing film from the holder.

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    Ron that's a great idea even without the gloves!
    Mark Barendt, Ignacio, CO

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    If the gloves are to keep sweat out, but are affecting tactile sensitivity, wouldn't they work just as well if a couple of fingertips were cut off (from the gloves I mean)? That's on the basis that most of the sweat glands are on the palms of the hands.

    I've had a mite less trouble with humidity inside the bag since I moved to steel spirals from plastic for roll film.
    Alex

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    My changing bag IS hot and sweaty. I found it impossible to load plastic reels in there. Switched to a steel Hewes reel with a Kindermann tank (120 film). Best decision I've made in years.

    My plastic reel for 35mm film is of a different design, and can be loaded when moist or even wet.

    I never thought of using rubber gloves though.

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