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Old 28-09-2007, 23:12   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Negatives

Yes - you load the exposed negative roll into a developing tank either in the darkroom or using a special black bag with holes for your hands. The neg strip goes onto a spiral thingy which you slot the end of the roll into and then twizzle the ends so it loads the roll into the spiral - quite clever really!

Then you put the spiral thingy into the tank, put the lid on and you can do the rest of the developing in the light because the hole in the top is light-trapped. You pour the chemical in, leave for the appropriate time, empty it, pour the next one in, etc. After the fixer has done its job, you wash the neg in the tank, then remove it and hang it up to dry. It's light-safe now, and can be put in the enlarger.

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