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    Hi
    I made a video on how to modify an RB67 back to use for wet plate collodion....
    feel free to share the link if it's helpfull

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr82jUwDf_c

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    Re: Mamiya RB67 for collodion

    But Why? There are plenty of Speed Graphics available in 2 1/4 X 3 1/4 that already take plate holders.

    There are even Graflex Reflex cameras available in that format . . .and they too will take plate holders.

    Why alter a really good modern medium format camera?
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    Re: Mamiya RB67 for collodion

    Why not?

    not everyone can buy a graflex (in Europe a graflex is about 600$)
    you don't have to break anything but a 220back (mine was dead so I made a try)
    It's just a new way to work with a RB (a reflex camera that is much different at use than a view camera....)

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    Re: Mamiya RB67 for collodion

    Sure, it all depends on the situation where you are. . . . so go for it.


    A general question about photographica:
    I am a little curious. Were there not press cameras in Europe during the golden age of press photography (whenever that would have been)?

    In England there was a "MPP" series of press cameras, what did news photographers use on the continent?

    Hope your project turns out well.

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    Re: Mamiya RB67 for collodion

    Quote Originally Posted by nede View Post
    not everyone can buy a graflex (in Europe a graflex is about 600$)
    Huh? The quarter plate ones would be closer to $60, by going ebay rates. I haven't ever seen a 4x5 B sell for more than 200.

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    Re: Mamiya RB67 for collodion

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Bedo View Post
    I am a little curious. Were there not press cameras in Europe during the golden age of press photography (whenever that would have been)?

    In England there was a "MPP" series of press cameras, what did news photographers use on the continent?
    The MPP is closer to a Linhof than to a Speed Graphic. In general, the US style of rangefinder press cameras did not establish itself to the same degree in Europe - the bulk of the daily press photography market here went from 9x12cm SLRs to the Rolleiflex, whereas the SLRs were replaced by Speed Graphics in the US. Linhofs and MPPs were more complex and expensive, considered "field" cameras and used for architecture, landscape and high-profile travel and reportage work, not by the dailies.

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    Re: Mamiya RB67 for collodion

    Sevo I'd like to find some quarter plate graflex at 60!
    check this one on a french forum: http://www.galerie-photo.info/forumgp/read.php?6,5926

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    Re: Mamiya RB67 for collodion

    Quote Originally Posted by nede View Post
    Hi
    I made a video on how to modify an RB67 back to use for wet plate collodion....
    feel free to share the link if it's helpfull

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr82jUwDf_c
    That's neat!!

    Do you have any examples of your wet plate work with the RB?

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    Re: Mamiya RB67 for collodion

    Quote Originally Posted by gth View Post
    That's neat!!

    Do you have any examples of your wet plate work with the RB?
    Thank you, no plate to show, but I'll update the topic Today

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