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    Wooden Glass plate camera question

    I found and old wooden frame "glass plate camera. The back wooden door that contains the GG opens and I guess you insert the glass plate and close the door back and shot.
    My question is will standard 4x5 film holders works with this type camera?

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    Re: Wooden Glass plate camera question

    This sounds like a wet plate camera.
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    Re: Wooden Glass plate camera question

    It probably will not work with modern holders. With most of that type of camera, the groundglass hinges out of the way and the plate holder goes in its place, held by some sort of latch. You have any photos of the camera? We're always interested in that type of thing here.

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    Re: Wooden Glass plate camera question

    Quote Originally Posted by stradibarrius View Post
    I found and old wooden frame "glass plate camera. The back wooden door that contains the GG opens and I guess you insert the glass plate and close the door back and shot.
    My question is will standard 4x5 film holders works with this type camera?
    No, with the ground glass door open, a plateholder fits into that spot. The ground glass door stays open. You won't be able to just "rig" something due to light tightness and the registration or film plane. That will have to be the same as the ground glass.

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    Re: Wooden Glass plate camera question

    Quote Originally Posted by stradibarrius View Post
    I found and old wooden frame "glass plate camera. The back wooden door that contains the GG opens and I guess you insert the glass plate and close the door back and shot.
    My question is will standard 4x5 film holders works with this type camera?
    No.
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