I hadn't thought about this but it would certainly explain why the times are long. The key here is: are the negs really "meaty" looking and even if they are it depends on the OP's definition of this. If his negs have always been this way then my and your "meaty" is his normal.
Originally Posted by cliveh
Maybe there is no way of getting to the "why" short of seeing the negs and even comparing them with yours and mine. Clive
I know little about scanning but maybe a scan of the neg would help answer this?