I'm hoping that some kind people will give me some practical advice about getting into plate photography. I have looked through the threads on this sub forum, but I haven't found the info I am looking for. Basically I know almost nothing about this process & actually thought that it was no longer in use. Having found out that it is still being done it seems like an intriguing process & I would like to give it a try. I would like to know: What is the best camera format to buy with regards to plate availability? I don't think I am interested in coating my own plates so i would like to buy the pre-coated ones. I gather these are no longer being produced & I will have to search for old stock perhaps from the 1980s at latest. However, is there one particular size that is more common & easier to find than the others?