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    Re: Affordable Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter coming!

    I can see the market is there for new plate holders.

    The obvious shortage is most likely affecting your plate sales.

    I prefer wood holders...

    Great news and good luck!
    TIN CAN COLLEGE

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    Re: Affordable Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter coming!

    Drew I have final prototypes in-hand and just trying to find time to take video of it in use. I am not kidding at all when I say every one of my days is straight up busy from 5am to at least 11pm. I somehow found time for the last couple of episodes of Game of Thrones with my wife. The only time lately I’ve actually done nothing but veg out.

    In any case, prototypes are undergoing testing.

    It’s going to happen, it’s on my list, I’m just stretched a bit thin these past few months from both work and everything else. I will say, according to my “roadmap” it’s still on schedule.

    Cheers,
    Jason
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    .. because my wife is happy when I can cover my photography expenses!

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    Re: Affordable Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter coming!

    I would rather wait a few months than see you burn out or have a stroke. No one will blame you if you ease up a bit.


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    Re: Affordable Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter coming!

    Truth be told I’ve been like this for decades so the schedule is nothing new. Spring is always hectic.


    Edit: I’ll add that I had planned to release the Ortho 25 plates after the KS, but decided to release those first. So that did push the holder testing out a couple weeks.
    Newly made large format dry plates available! Look:
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    .. because my wife is happy when I can cover my photography expenses!

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    Re: Affordable Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter coming!

    This weekend I recorded some video for the Kickstarter campaign and shot some plates with the holder. Here are some pics.

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    For this plate, the holder (with plate loaded) was left out in the sun for a couple hours and then left under fluorescent lights overnight before developing. The light leak at bottom left was near the loading gate and is an easy fix. That’s why we made the prototypes. Overall I’m pretty happy.

    Now, the way it’s made, it seems possible to load sheet film and hold that in the proper focus position. So I’m going to play with that and run some Tri-X through it at ASA400 and see what happens.
    Newly made large format dry plates available! Look:
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/Pictoriographica
    .. because my wife is happy when I can cover my photography expenses!

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    Re: Affordable Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter coming!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nodda Duma View Post
    This weekend I recorded some video for the Kickstarter campaign and shot some plates with the holder. Here are some pics.

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    For this plate, the holder (with plate loaded) was left out in the sun for a couple hours and then left under fluorescent lights overnight before developing. The light leak at bottom left was near the loading gate and is an easy fix. That’s why we made the prototypes. Overall I’m pretty happy.


    Now, the way it’s made, it seems possible to load sheet film and hold that in the proper focus position. So I’m going to play with that and run some Tri-X through it at ASA400 and see what happens.

    *** Great news, Jason !!
    Glad to see that your holders moving forward.
    In the meantime, I am testing tomorrow the 8x10 Fidelity Elite (beat up!) film holder that I modified specifically for use with your Glass Dry Plates that I just received!
    Drew

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    Re: Affordable Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter coming!

    Thanks, Drew. Slow but steady progress. The pain of recording and seeing myself on video has passed, so it should move along quickly now.

    Have fun with the plates and let me know if you have any questions! If you're tray developing, keep developing until you see details in the shadows (not when the plate looks nice like a print) and note your development time!

    Cheers,
    Jason
    Newly made large format dry plates available! Look:
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/Pictoriographica
    .. because my wife is happy when I can cover my photography expenses!

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    Re: Affordable Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter coming!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nodda Duma View Post
    Thanks, Drew. Slow but steady progress. The pain of recording and seeing myself on video has passed, so it should move along quickly now.

    Have fun with the plates and let me know if you have any questions! If you're tray developing, keep developing until you see details in the shadows (not when the plate looks nice like a print) and note your development time!

    Cheers,
    Jason
    Thanks for the DBI heads-up!
    Greatly appreciated.
    Drew

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