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    Re: WET PLATE SILVER BOX IDEAL ID dim

    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    Just ordered an acrylic tank for 4x5 from Lerouge camera in France.
    Looks very well made, price was very reasonable, and he claims a capacity of 350 mL / 1L for the 8x10 tank.

    A review of the tanks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDv-E8n3xVg
    On the FB wp groups users were mentioning the metal hardware corrodes quickly. They simply replaced with stainless steel.
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    Re: WET PLATE SILVER BOX IDEAL ID dim

    Didn't see that, but I'll assess once the tank arrives. Thanks

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    Re: WET PLATE SILVER BOX IDEAL ID dim

    Ari, I ordered the same travel tank but as 8X10 May 13th

    Mine has shipped without tracking, so we will see, what we see

    I decided on 8X10 as shipping was the same as smaller and cost was not proportional to capacity

    I plan to start with 4X5 alu tins, then move to 5X7 and 8X10 glass I have

    Maybe cut that glass to 1/2 plate to use in Japanese book style plate holder in matching camera. Japan was dumping very nice gear last year



    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    Just ordered an acrylic tank for 4x5 from Lerouge camera in France.
    Looks very well made, price was very reasonable, and he claims a capacity of 350 mL / 1L for the 8x10 tank.

    A review of the tanks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDv-E8n3xVg
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    Re: WET PLATE SILVER BOX IDEAL ID dim

    Got a message from Philippe, the owner of Lerouge Camera, about the hardware on his tanks:
    All metal parts are made out of stainless steel. The clasps may become a little bit rusty with time.

    I'll probably use a little Boeshield on these parts and replace them if there's a problem long-term.

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    Re: WET PLATE SILVER BOX IDEAL ID dim

    Patina
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    Re: WET PLATE SILVER BOX IDEAL ID dim

    Right

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    Re: WET PLATE SILVER BOX IDEAL ID dim

    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    Got a message from Philippe, the owner of Lerouge Camera, about the hardware on his tanks:
    All metal parts are made out of stainless steel. The clasps may become a little bit rusty with time.

    I'll probably use a little Boeshield on these parts and replace them if there's a problem long-term.
    If that's the case, it suggests they're using the wrong grade of stainless - anything photo process related should be a minimum of 304, ideally 316 - and any welds should be to the same standards.

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    Re: WET PLATE SILVER BOX IDEAL ID dim

    Agree, looks like he cheaped out on the clasps, but I think it looks promising nonetheless.
    I can let you know how it performs, as can Randy if he's so inclined.

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    Re: WET PLATE SILVER BOX IDEAL ID dim

    Ari,

    I may not review any product again

    Negative nellies abound, most do not support their criticism with images

    I find that odd on a photography forum
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    Re: WET PLATE SILVER BOX IDEAL ID dim

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Ari,

    I may not review any product again

    Negative nellies abound, most do not support their criticism with images

    I find that odd on a photography forum
    I understand, Randy, but someone will always draw benefit from a thoughtful, considered review.
    I can't read any criticisms of the Lerouge tank since I'm not on FB.
    So I'll post a review here, when the time comes.

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