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Drew Bedo
31-Mar-2011, 14:20
Is there any source for glss plates coated with a dry emulsion and sensatized?

Don't want to do wet-plate chemistry.

Oren Grad
31-Mar-2011, 15:29
You might try inquiring here:

http://www.slavich.com/

Drew Bedo
31-Mar-2011, 18:17
Drem Grad: Thanks. I have sent them an e-mail. Do you know that they can help with this?

Drew

Oren Grad
31-Mar-2011, 19:08
All I know is that they've supplied photographic plates in the past and that they're still in business, although the website emphasizes holography plates now. Might as well ask whether photo plates are still a regular production item, and if not, whether they can produce them to special order at a reasonable cost.

Martin Miksch
1-Apr-2011, 02:09
have a look here (http://www.lumiere-shop.de/index.php?page=product&info=2833&x76c7e=88j64gur1uaukhgmj90uq0u1lc5l3bkg), but the shop is placed in germany

tim o'brien
1-Apr-2011, 07:53
have a look here (http://www.lumiere-shop.de/index.php?page=product&info=2833&x76c7e=88j64gur1uaukhgmj90uq0u1lc5l3bkg), but the shop is placed in germany

That be about ten bucks a plate at today's exchange rate.

tim in san jose

Drew Bedo
1-Apr-2011, 08:14
I am exchanging e-mails with them now. I'll let you know what the current situation is when more information is available. So far I have found that they indeed have a panchromatic emulsion. I know that people do it, but I just don't see myself coating plates myself.

Jeff Bannow
1-Apr-2011, 14:00
Don't want to do wet-plate chemistry.

Dry plates aren't going to look anything like wet plate. It will look exactly like regular film, except on glass instead of on film.

Emil Schildt
3-Apr-2011, 04:05
if you'e using 6x9 plates, then "Agfa" has some (called Agfa)

see here: (Germany)

http://www.macodirect.de/agfa-glasplates-c-1_6_32_626.html

Drew Bedo
3-Apr-2011, 12:26
Gandolfi: Thanks for the lead.

Jeff: I'm OK with that,.

JustinB
4-Apr-2011, 17:36
Dry plates aren't going to look anything like wet plate. It will look exactly like regular film, except on glass instead of on film.

I have yet to identify what the wet plate "look" is though. I am in awe of the beautiful photography produce via wet plate methods by many of you, but I don't know what makes something "wet plate" (Aside from the lovely complications so many plates seem to suffer.)

I would love some enlightenment!

Jeff Bannow
5-Apr-2011, 08:21
I have yet to identify what the wet plate "look" is though. I am in awe of the beautiful photography produce via wet plate methods by many of you, but I don't know what makes something "wet plate" (Aside from the lovely complications so many plates seem to suffer.)

I would love some enlightenment!

Well, other than the flaws, wet plate is sensitive to blue only, is around ASA 1 or so as well. So, long exposures are the norm - say 3-10 seconds at f2.8 - 5.6 in sunlight. Also, wet plate is virtually grainless.