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    Glass plates available!

    I've just received an email from the wonderful folks at RetroPhotographic informing me of their plans to market glass plate negative film.

    They will be expensive, and they need a "small number of customers who are prepared to place advance orders (don't have to pay in advance) so I don't have the money sitting on the shelf when the product gets here."

    The price they're looking at is:
    13x18cm 6 per box £55.32
    5x4" 25 per box £149.00
    9x12cm 6 per box £40.00

    Expensive, yes. But might well be worth it for that extra bit of "authenticity"! Besides, all concerns about film flatness will be a thing of the past

    They have been very easy to deal with in the past, and their POP paper is wonderful!

    My contact there is nigel@retrophotographic.com .
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    Not that I can afford it, but is the emulsion orthographic or panchromatic?

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    Good questions. I want that ortho look you get on the old plates.

    Then again, I am willing to buy ALL their 4x5 plates that have been improperly coated...cheap...

    BTW - Ole, you are a GREAT resource.
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    Hey Robert,
    If all you want is that Ortho look, just buy some 4x5 Ilford Ortho Plus. Most people use it for enlarged negs, but I've shot the 8x10 version in camera when I was learning how to process 8x10 film (you can do it with the safelight on) it has a rather nice tonality.
    Last edited by fingel; 07-13-2004 at 05:05 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjarvis
    Not that I can afford it, but is the emulsion orthographic or panchromatic?
    Frankly I do not know! The maker makes several emulsions, stated to be "izooptochromatical, izochromatical, panchromatical,
    izopanchromatical" as well as several with other characteristics.

    Which emulsion will eventually be chosen is not up to me...
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    Well, if it ain't "supercallifragiortho", I ain't buying it....
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    Robert,

    If orthochromatic glass plates are your flavour, why not try coating some plates with Liquid Light? I think it has an ISO rating of around 6.

    Cheers,

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    Uhhh....see previous post.

    Coating the plates ain't the problem....getting 2mm glass IS the problem...
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    Sorry Robert. I didn't realise that was the problem (can't see a reference to it in a previous post - at least not in this thread ...).
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    Robert, have you tried looking for 1/16th inch glass? This is slightly more than 1.5 mm thick. I would imagine that if the U.S. suppliers are having a difficult time with metric, they may have U.S. Standard. Just a thought.

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