Make sure you buy plain collodion USP and not flexible collodion. Flexible collodion has formaldehyde in it and it will not work with wet plate. Harry once you purchase the collodion it still needs to be salted and mixed with ether and grain alcohol(190 proof) then allowed to clear before you pour your first plate. There are numerous formulas out there for your mixtures. If your camera takes a regular film holder then you can convert a film holder to use for wet plate. Also AWB will build you a wet plate holder that works just like a film holder. Star Cameras will also build wet plate backs but that would mean sending your camera in for modification. Now if your whole plate camera is just missing the plate holder and everything else is there for wet plate you can just have a wet plate holder made to fit it at Star Camera also.
Last edited by RobertP; 10-14-2007 at 07:51 AM. Click to view previous post history.