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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffreyg View Post
    If you are going the surgical gloves route get nitrile unpowdered gloves. Many surgical gloves come powdered and that could possibly present a problem. The nitrile also come latex free for those who are allergic.

    http://www.jeffreyglasser.com
    I've used the powdered ones successfully, just "wash your hands" after you put them on. The gloves dry quickly.
    Mark Barendt, Ignacio, CO

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    I usually get an itch somewhere as soon as my hands are in the bag and the film is out of the canister...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward_S View Post
    I usually get an itch somewhere as soon as my hands are in the bag and the film is out of the canister...
    Yea I start doing the ichy-goomy dance almost every time. Since I am not a Navy Seal, I am not capable of mentally dismissing an itch. Ever pick up a pen with your teeth and try to scratch an itch while the hands are in the bag?

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    I use a Photoflex Changing Room. http://www.freestylephoto.biz/25001-...-Changing-Room

    It helps to have the extra space. As others posted, put in a lint free towel.

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    I spent ~1.5 hours half naked in the pitch black bathroom with a tiny fan at 12AM, rolling 34 36exp cassettes of Kodak Double X from a 1000ft reel last week. Not fun since the AC does not circulate in.

    Tonight seems much more humid, broke a sweat in bathroom rolling just 3 rolls of Kodalith 12exp to test from a 100ft roll.

    My darkroom is also quite warm, the air circulation is horrible. Might need to drag in a portable AC, the fan is not cutting it.

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    If it is due to humid and hot in the room, I does mine in an air conditioned room.

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    In hot weather I use a plastic ice pack that I have frozen in the freezer and leave it in the changing bag for half an hour before I put the tank, spiral and film in it and it keeps my hands from sweating while I load the film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    In hot weather I use a plastic ice pack that I have frozen in the freezer and leave it in the changing bag for half an hour before I put the tank, spiral and film in it and it keeps my hands from sweating while I load the film.
    Let me get my mind around this ...

    You place the plastic ice pack in the changing bag along with your hands a half hour before loading the film on the reels for the tank, right?
    Last edited by Sirius Glass; 07-06-2011 at 12:43 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    In hot weather I use a plastic ice pack that I have frozen in the freezer and leave it in the changing bag for half an hour before I put the tank, spiral and film in it and it keeps my hands from sweating while I load the film.
    Now I can get this image into my head and understand.

    Quote Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings View Post
    I spent ~1.5 hours half naked in the pitch black bathroom with a tiny fan at 12AM, rolling 34 36exp cassettes of Kodak Double X....
    This image I dare not get in my mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings View Post
    I spent ~1.5 hours half naked in the pitch black bathroom with a tiny fan at 12AM, rolling 34 36exp cassettes of Kodak Double X
    So is this rated X, XX, or XXX?


    What else is sweaty, dare I ask?
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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