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    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?

    Thanks,
    Josh

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    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?

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    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.

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    you can make your own if you want

    http://www.alternativephotography.co..._dryplate.html

    it isn't too hard, and a lot of fun

    you can find recipes for emulsions here on apug
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum205/
    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 ...
    http://www.costaricacoffeeart.com/al..._or_plates.php

    have fun!

    john

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    Kodak coats them:

    http://www.kodak.com/global/en/profe...f32/f32f.jhtml

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tiberiustibz View Post
    Kodak coats them:

    http://www.kodak.com/global/en/profe...f32/f32f.jhtml

    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.
    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 ...

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    really? awww... they need to update their website at least once every 5 years...

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    Manufactured by:

    www.slavich.ru


    available via:

    www.wephota.de/fotogra.htm (on request)

    and

    www.lumiere-shop.de

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    Agfa and Ilford are technically still prepared to coat on glass.

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    Thanks everyone. I'll check into these links.

    Josh

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