Quote Originally Posted by Clifford Davis View Post
I'm apparently a bum because I can't afford a real 8x10 camera so I've constructed an 8x10 wide angle pinhole camera. I want to coat 8x10 glass and use it as a negative but the liquid emulsions I've tried off the shelf are crap! in my opinion. I want to make my own but cant find the silver nitrate. Anyone know a cheap source for it? Is silver halide cheaper and would it work? Cliff
you can find silver nitrate through places like
bostick and sullivan
and the photographers formulary.

you had bad luck with off the shelf emulsions ?
i have used liquid light since 1986 mostly for glass coating
and never had trouble.

have you been to thelightfarm.com ?
it is a website of emulsion makers ...

good luck + have fun !

john