Clean out the film holders. Vacuum. Run a brush under the groves where the slide goes. Blow out the light trap.

A good room air filter where you load film. I use a Hunter with HEPA filter.

Clean both sides of the dark slides and place it in the holder 1"

Stack the ones you wish to load on a clean surface.

Load the film and close.

Place into a suitable bag to keep dust off the dark slide and holder. If you let the dark slide get dusty, you will get dust back into the light trap and it will migrate to another film.

Extend the camera bellows and vacuum out the inside. Place camera in a dust free container.

When you go to take a pic, remove the holder from the plastic bag, clean the outside of the dark slide, make the exposure keeping the dark slide clean, replace the dark slide and put the film holder back into the plastic.


The only dust can now come from the air when you extend the bellows to make a pic. I have no idea how to control it.

I keep my camera sealed up and all the film holders in a plastic picnic cooler that zippers shut. Clean clean clean is the secret specially that light trap and film retainer rails.