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Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book

Roger Hicks is a well known photographic writer, author of The Rangefinder Book, over three dozen other photographic books, and a frequent contributor to Shutterbug and Amateur Photographer. Unusually in today's photographic world, most of his camera reviews are film cameras, especially rangefinders. See www.rogerandfrances.com for further background (Frances is his wife Frances Schultz, acknowledged darkroom addict and fellow Shutterbug contributor) .


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Why you should cut corners...
Old 10-14-2016   #1
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Why you should cut corners...

...when sleeving negatives. Yes, it's very obvious, but not until you think of it.

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Hopefully , no negative responses .
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Interesting idea Roger. Thanks.
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Mind, Printfile sleeves might the only ones that actually will not tear from strips with sharp corners - glassine and those barely glued acetate ones my E6 lab used to use twenty years ago (which are now falling apart in all my folders) fare much worse...
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Been doing it for years, and I even made a video about it last year for my tutorial website.
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Been doing it for years as well.
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For us OCD types you could even get a curved pair of cutters.
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I'm not saying it's new. All I'm saying is that it's useful, and that if you haven't tried it before, you should.

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Thanks. You live and learn. Never thought of it. Not that I actually recall having much trouble: I'll see next time I sleeve some negatives.
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Yep. Another been doing it for years. Good to bring up though, for newbies.
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Good idea - I will try it.
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clever idea
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For us OCD types you could even get a curved pair of cutters.
Oh I do like this idea.
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Same works when loading reels in the darkroom - though it often takes a few nibbles to trim out the sprocket hole.
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Fingernail clippers work well for this.
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...when sleeving negatives. Yes, it's very obvious, but not until you think of it.

Cheers,

R.
I've been doing that for years; however, I'm embarrassed to admit that it never occurred to me to "... scan through the sleeves to make electronic "contact sheets"."
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Good idea, I've done it for reel loading only until now, but this makes a lot of sense... Thanks!
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