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    Half plate size?

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    Re: Half plate size?

    Depends on the century and technology... 19th century (Daguerreotypes & collodion) was typically 4.25 x 5.5", 20th century (film) was usually 4.75 x 6.5". It seems to me that dryplate spanned both sizes.

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    Re: Half plate size?

    I prefer Ilford Special order size

    Check price and compare

    I buy it every year
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    Re: Half plate size?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Davis View Post
    Doing a little research I see there are different formats listed as half plate, but what is the most common half plate size? 6.5 x 4.25? Or something else?
    why not measure your plateholders, then you know what to look for
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    Re: Half plate size?

    I have a De Vere Half-Plate drop-in tray from a 54 enlarger (a tax dodge; I am told that if an enlarger could work with half plate it was not liable to Purchase Tax). The next smaller size that will fit is 4-23/32" x 6-15/32". I hope that this helps.

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    Re: Half plate size?

    Half Plate Japan FILM holder with Ilford UUK Special Order film

    Note the holder is special as it fits ONLY where a Book Style holder would

    The Groove System with flip away GG

    Half Plater Japan Ilford by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr
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