Sorry thought this book had glass plate process in it . It does not , but, as requested...
Originally Posted by Aggie
A Guide to Making Cameras,Lenses,and Calotypes
Alan Greens Focal Press www.focalpress.com
here in Canada it was "special order" but in the US it may be more available.
Table of Contents (short version)
1 The Film holder pages 1-34
2 The Camera body pages 37-76
3 The Lens pages 81-131
4 Calotype Paper Negatives pages 139-170 lists both wet paper process and dry waxed paper process.
5 Salt Prints by Development pages 181-203
includes source of suppliers (appears to be all U.S. based) and a 3 paged bibliography.
Let me know if you need more.
Last edited by rogueish; 12-08-2004 at 04:49 PM. Click to view previous post history.
My vote goes for 4x5, 3x4 or most importantly 9x12. I have plate holders and cameras to shoot them with in all three sizes. I wish I had a 5x7 but that's going to wait till I hit the lottery. As far as quantity, probably 25 to 50 a year.
tim in san jose
Where ever you are, there you be.
would the plates you would import be an ortho or pan emulsion?
If you look at Kodak Publication F4016 that was updated February 2004, http://www.kodak.com/global/en/profe...16/f4016.jhtml
you will notice that Kodak still manufactures these plates. It's midnight right know so I can't call my Kodak rep to get the specifics, but I will tomorrow. It might have to come from a Kodak Graphic Arts dealer, this stuff is used in scientific applications, but who knows it might be a special order. The name of the film is Kodak T-Max 100 Professional Plate.
I have a Kodak product catalog that lists U.S. only catalog numbers.
4x5 36 plates per package, 0.040 thickness Cat no. 161 6101
4x5 36 plates per package, 0.060 thickness Cat no. 825 9160
5x7 12 plates per package, 0.040 thickness Cat no. 812 4307
8x10 12 plates per package, 0.040 thickness Cat no. 829 1387
8x10 12 plates per package, 0.060 thickness Cat no. 837 8135
14x14 12 plates per package, 0.040 thickness Cat no. 826 7023
6.5cm x 9cm 36 plates per package, 0.060 thickness Cat no. 183 4258
9cm x 12cm 36 plates per package, 0.040 thickness Cat no. 804 6856
9cm x 12cm 36 plates per package, 0.060 thickness Cat no. 814 5179
Good Luck Greg Landrum
The plates are panchromatic.
Originally Posted by jnanian
I just got a quote from Slavich. They are willing to make sizes other than 4x5 and 5x7, 9x12, 13x18 etc are all possible. In small quantities they quoted 4x5 25 to a box at 180 Euro's ($235) plus shipping from Russia. 5x7 is over 300 Euros ($390). Smaller size boxes are possible but this gives the price per plate.
This is my cost for these. In quantity the price goes down a bit. So the next question, is anyone willing to pay these kind of prices for plates?
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I was afraid of that. At $15 an exposure for 5x7" I can be shooting 11x14" color. That's also about the price of 8x10" Polaroid. Shipping from Russia can't be cheap either. I was in for quite a surprise when I'd bought about $300 worth of books on my last trip to Poland, and it cost me about $100 to ship most of them back to the U.S.
That said, I'd probably split a box of 4x5" or 5x7" at least for a trial with someone if they were available.
I'll pass and use liquid light if I need to.
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i think i'll keep doing what i am doing
I'd make them for that price, although it's 18 years since I last made photographic emulsions, I think I'd prefer to buy cut film and adapt for the slight shift in focus, rather than use glass, and also know I was using the best film technology available.
Originally Posted by jandc
Here is Slavich's USA distributor for holography supplies.
and here's another distributor--
Would the 4x5" panchromatic plates be the same as 102mm x 127mm PFG-03C Plates for $220? They also come in blue-green sensitive, which may be just an ordinary orthochromatic emulsion.
Still costly, but if the materials are the same, maybe it's better just to order them from someplace that is already selling them in quantity, or alternately, maybe this is another market that J&C might consider expanding into--holography supplies.
I know plates were used in Russia for serious photography until surprisingly recently (like the 1950s or maybe even later), but it's hard to believe that they could survive making plates for pictorial photography in the post-Soviet era.