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    I believe the posting was asking a question of who would be interested in helping to buy an order of plates, not looking to be convinced of the crazy nature of using plates.
    So, to answere your question, I would also be interested in buying some plates, 20 or 30- 4x5 inch would be nice. Could buy more if need be.
    thanks for asking!
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    I would love to try some 9x12 (cm) glass plates in my Voigtlander Avus. I think I would particularly enjoy trying it with an orthochromatic emulsion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    Roger & Vaughn have you ever had a problem of film curl ?

    I've only been using LF for a short time (since 1976) but I've never seen or experienced it .

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    Lots and lots of problems -- especially in long exposures (one to 30+ minutes) with 8x10. I have lost quite a few potentially great images...evident in the sharp outer edge of the neg and "double exposed" centers. The problem is increased when pointing the camera down for a shot.

    I have also had negs move within the holders (tapping them gently before inserting the holders helps). This would also be reduced with glass plates, as their weight would tend to settle them to the bottom of the holder.

    In the enlarger, I have had 4x5 negs "pop" on me during exposures (standard neg carriers with a condenser head -- due to heating up of the film. This is one of the reasons there are glass neg carriers (obviously not needed for glass plate negs).

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    What sizes are available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Lots and lots of problems -- especially in long exposures (one to 30+ minutes) with 8x10. I have lost quite a few potentially great images...evident in the sharp outer edge of the neg and "double exposed" centers. The problem is increased when pointing the camera down for a shot.

    I have also had negs move within the holders (tapping them gently before inserting the holders helps). This would also be reduced with glass plates, as their weight would tend to settle them to the bottom of the holder.

    In the enlarger, I have had 4x5 negs "pop" on me during exposures (standard neg carriers with a condenser head -- due to heating up of the film. This is one of the reasons there are glass neg carriers (obviously not needed for glass plate negs).

    Vaughn
    Yup.

    But an answer to the OP:

    Plates, yes, Slavich, no, unless their QC is an awful lot better than it used to be. As it might be: I don't know.
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    Thank you Roger. Is there an issue with Slavich QC? Nobody wants to pay multiple dollars (and lots of them in larger sizes) for plates that will have pinholes, streaks or any other production issues. I suspect returning them to the factory will be problematic.

    Sizes. I was given the impression, they will make them in sizes that are requested. Is there a minimum per size? I don't know.

    A forum is a place where folks get together to discuss. This is a Forum within APUG, the Analog Photographers Users Group, a set of Fori (I made that up).

    Y'all have time. The next reasonable order period will be mid December. They are sending in an order next week, but herding you cats around isn't going to be easy.

    Ortho.... DBP. I'll send you links tomorrow. There may be stuff like that available now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rknewcomb View Post
    I believe the posting was asking a question of who would be interested in helping to buy an order of plates, not looking to be convinced of the crazy nature of using plates...snipRobert
    Robert, I think APUG is a great learning tool. This particular floi is also for those interested in glass plates, not just those who use them. I think Ian's question (and the answers) is pertinant for those who do wonder why one would use tricky breakable glass plates...and for deciding if they would like to try them...especially if they happen to have the equipment to do expose them.

    I might buy up to 10 5x7's just for the experience of using them. I am looking forward to the links Tim will post.

    Vaughn

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    The QC must have been good on the Slavich plates I've used so far.

    This one was exposed with a Heliar 150mm f:4.5 on a Voigtländer Bergheil 9x12cm, developed for "3 1/2 Gymnopedies" in Pyrocat HC 1:1:100, and printed on POP:
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    I would be interested in some 10x12 plates.

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    I'd be interested in 6.5x9cm plates (that's 2.25x3.25 inches) for my Avus.

    If they are not available I would be interested in 9x12cm plates.
    I don't have a camera that shoots this size but I am looking for one.

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