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Ty G
06-10-2010, 02:17 AM
I recently finished a 20x24 wet plate collodion camera for a customer. Instead of loading this server with images, here is a link to the page on my site,


06-10-2010, 10:37 AM
What a gorgeous piece of work. Cheers, Richard

Jeff Kubach
06-10-2010, 10:52 AM
That is a heck of a camera! You did a excellent work on it.


06-10-2010, 11:13 AM
wonderful workmanship, but you forgot to fit neck strap lugs :D

Rob Skeoch
06-10-2010, 08:32 PM
Very Cool.
What would be the working distance from the subject if you were doing a normal half length portrait?


Andrew K
06-10-2010, 08:51 PM
can you call a camera a work of art?

Mark Fisher
06-10-2010, 09:01 PM
Wow, those people next to it must be awfully short.....a camera couldn't possibly be that big...(: I will have to say, though, that is the first "tripod" I've seen with storage! Amazing. I'd love to see Rob coat a plate that big!

Ty G
06-10-2010, 10:05 PM
Rob, as I'm sure you know, a lot depends upon the lens. With the two we mounted on that camera, a portrait distance for a bust is about 4 feet away.

Thanks all for the kind words. I have actually got to get started on another just like it heading to Kansas.

Perry Way
06-10-2010, 10:25 PM
WOW! Mammoth is right! I do not think this will fit in my backpack :( hehe :D

Colin Corneau
06-10-2010, 10:40 PM
Ty's cameras are indeed works of art -- no question.

When I win that lottery this week, this is one of the first phone calls I'm gonna make.

Rob Skeoch
06-11-2010, 07:44 PM
Can you make the same camera with a back for regular film?


06-11-2010, 11:15 PM
The camera looks awesome!

What lens does one use on a camera that big?

Also, I have only heard of Ilford films in that size... or DIY plate :)

Ty G
06-11-2010, 11:56 PM
Rob, I don't know. Yes I reckon I could and get with S&S about a filmholder. A film version could possibly be made lighter as the frame doesn't have to support a huge glass plate.

Andrew, all the cameras that I make are for wet plate collodion, so they are DIY plates, either metal or glass.