I decided to take the plunge and learn about wet plate/dry plate/tintypes. I did the ebay thing and purchased this camera: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWN:IT
What I would like to know is all about restoration that I might need to do with this camera. Keep in mind that wet plate photography tends to get messy so things need to be durable. Things I need to know and I know some of this stuff has been talked about before, but I can't find the threads, are: where to get new bellows if it needs it? Wat kind of finishes do you put on film holders? Should I send the lens off to SK Grimes? Where can I get some lens boards made? I do not want to spend the time making my own. Will I need more than the three film holders?