Quater -glass plate holders

Discussion in 'Plate Cameras and Accessories' started by Schlapp, May 6, 2006.

  1. Schlapp

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    I'mhaving fun with my Ilford glass plates at the moment. The trouble is that the holders I have are scratching the plate surface sometimes after exposure. Any advice gratefully recieved.
     
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    Are your darkslides warped and scraping against the emulsion?
     
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    I think perhaps the metal holders i am using are 9x12 and as a result, it's the darkslide that is holding the plate in. I think what I require are proper 1/4 plate metal holders!
     
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    Where does one find glass plates these days?
    Gord
     
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    I old camera shops with very old stock !
     
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    Is the emulsion still good and what do you do about developing them. Do you need to entend the development time or add anti fog to the developer. The reason I am interested is that I have some HP3 glass plates I was going to expose in the next couple of weeks.
    Gord
     
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    Exposed them at 25 asa, developed in Perceptol. First image with Hp3 here; http://www.flickr.com/photos/schlapp/141372406/
     
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    That is an incredible print coming from plates that are 40 - 50 years old. I guess I have a project for this weekend - I figured on a ASA reduction but wasn't sure how low to go - it will give me a good starting point.
    Thanks
    Gord