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    a plate coating question

    I just have a quick question and I find the research I could do in this APUG section daunting.

    I am just wondering, as I have a plate glass back for my Rollei and I have lots of plate holders, how realistic is it to think of making a very slow simple emulsion to coat glass plates with? I read in another thread a while back that it is easy to make EI 1 emulsion. I like to do a lot of still life work and always use a tripod so slow film is fine with me. I am intrigued with the idea of coating my own little plates. Can I expect to get the ingredients and have some success, though not perfect, right away?
    Thanks Dennis
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpurdy View Post
    Can I expect to get the ingredients and have some success, though not perfect, right away?
    Thanks Dennis
    Absolutely! Here are a few places to start:

    http://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/Em.../emulsion.html
    http://www.thelightfarm.com/Map/Glas...s/MapTopic.htm
    http://www.unblinkingeye.com/AAPG/DPlate/dplate.html

    Best of fun,
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    thank you dwross, there is a lot of info there and definitely enough to make a start.
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    Dennis - I'm in Portland and I've made dry plates. If you want to talk, let me know.

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    Interesting. You and I are in Portland and dwross is on the oregon coast. This is an all oregon thread. I will definitely keep you in mind for questions when I get to them. Thanks for the offer.
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    It's the rain here, Dennis, that does that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Keyes View Post
    It's the rain here, Dennis, that does that.
    If it is the rain, how can they possibly be "dry" plates?
    Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things! http://rwyoung.wordpress.com

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    I dunno how to keep it all dry, but here's another Oregonian (Portland) who is itching for nicer weather and more funds to make some 8x10 plates!

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    How many dry plate enthusiasts do you suppose live in Oregon? We've got to plan a get-together. How about sometime in August? That's likely to be appropriately dry, even here on the Coast .

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    OK - I'm in, Denise. Perhaps in Portland would give a better turnout? I can host.

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