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    Re: Zeiss Jena Tessar 300 5.6 Info required for 10" x 8" wet plate photography.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sawyer View Post
    Any of the lenses you listed will be fine for what you want, and the only difference you'll see between images made from those and an old Rapid Rectilinear, or other old lens would be a slight increase in contrast thanks to the anti-reflective coating. The signature of wet plate will overwhelm any subtle signatures from the lenses; the only lens signatures you'll notice in wet plate are from lenses with a very heavy signature, like a fast Petzval or a soft pictorial lens.
    Thanks for the info that's great, happy to hear I don't need to spend a couple of hundred quid on a lens.

    If anyone has any info on using salt water for any part of the wet plate process be great to hear or any printing out processes for that matter, do salt prints require salt water?!

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    Re: Zeiss Jena Tessar 300 5.6 Info required for 10" x 8" wet plate photography.

    You could probably mix hypo or rapidfix with saltwater instead of water... But don't do with with KCN. Actually, just don't use KCN.

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    Re: Zeiss Jena Tessar 300 5.6 Info required for 10" x 8" wet plate photography.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Greenberg Motamedi View Post
    You could probably mix hypo or rapidfix with saltwater instead of water... But don't do with with KCN. Actually, just don't use KCN.
    What's KCN?!

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    Re: Zeiss Jena Tessar 300 5.6 Info required for 10" x 8" wet plate photography.

    K is potassium , C is carbon and N is nitrogen.

    So KCN is Potassium Cyanide.

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    Re: Zeiss Jena Tessar 300 5.6 Info required for 10" x 8" wet plate photography.

    A Long Time Ago I actually saw someone make a mistake in the lab and get a whiff of Cyanide gas. He dropped like a stone and the building was evacuated. Fortunately he recovered. But it was a dramatic close call.

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    Re: Zeiss Jena Tessar 300 5.6 Info required for 10" x 8" wet plate photography.

    Danny, take 1 L of this salt whater and bring it to 100 C; than imagine that all this resting particles and elements like salt and fish dung would cover your print.

    Normally best to do is using Aqua deminerale instead of salty solutions.

    Ritchie

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    Re: Zeiss Jena Tessar 300 5.6 Info required for 10" x 8" wet plate photography.

    I have a great idea. Just take a couple of gallons of sea water and boil it and catch the condensate in a separate bottle. Then use the condensate to mix your chems. You should be fine.��

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    Re: Zeiss Jena Tessar 300 5.6 Info required for 10" x 8" wet plate photography.

    Hi,

    something to be aware of..

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...10-Photography

    Often to be seen on Ebay. Not always accurately described.

    "Caveat emptor" as the Romans advised....

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    Re: Zeiss Jena Tessar 300 5.6 Info required for 10" x 8" wet plate photography.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Andrada View Post
    I have a great idea. Just take a couple of gallons of sea water and boil it and catch the condensate in a separate bottle. Then use the condensate to mix your chems. You should be fine.��
    Good idea, thanks for suggesting, I'll look into salt printing too as an option.

    Thanks

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