Where to buy
Where would I buy dry plates and 4x5 plate holders? Do they still make them or do I have to make my own?
Dry plates went out about 70 years ago. If you have an Antique camera that shot dry plates, you usually shim the back a bit and shoot with any more modern roll holder for a 4x5 back or even a polaroid 545 back as I have done... What are you trying to shoot?
Seems to me I read of an eastern or central European country, Russia perhaps, that was still making plates. It caught my attention; but not enough to buy any.
you can make your own if you want
it isn't too hard, and a lot of fun
you can find recipes for emulsions here on apug
or at the light farm http://www.thelightfarm.com/
or you can buy bottled stuff from liquid light, or the formulary
there is someone in costa rica also making emulsion for sale as well ...
Kodak coats them:
Scroll down to the second section where they talk about plates. I know they coat them. Not quite sure who carries them. Hunt around and you'll find them.
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Originally Posted by tiberiustibz
kodak stopped making tmx ( tmax 100 ) plates several years ago.
they were used in photomicroscopy and aerial work where things had
if i remember right, in the 90s, a box of 100 plates used to cost about 400$ ...
panchro-press i think you are right, "slavich" might still make them ...
really? awww... they need to update their website at least once every 5 years...
Agfa and Ilford are technically still prepared to coat on glass.
Thanks everyone. I'll check into these links.