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Hi 1!!, and a question...
Posted by: Tito-Shid ()
Date: December 01, 2010 10:15AM

Hello everybody, my name is Jesus, and I live in Madrid (Spain).
I'm a collodion mad dreamer, and I hope to learn much from this forum.
I am gathering the necessary equipment to begin with, and my main concern is the camera.
I have seen this in a store and wanted your opinion.
Greetings.
pd. Sorry for my English, I use a translator.

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Re: Hi 1!!, and a question...
Posted by: Richard Mellor ()
Date: December 01, 2010 11:02AM

welcome aboard
looks like a good camera to get started with.
check it for light leaks .
I would recommend for a new wetplater, to start with John Coffers book and dvd set.
[www.johncoffer.com]



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Re: Hi 1!!, and a question...
Posted by: Tito-Shid ()
Date: December 01, 2010 03:23PM

Thank you Richard, I will buy the Jhon Coffer´s Book.
Greetings.

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Re: Hi 1!!, and a question...
Posted by: Ray Morgenweck ()
Date: December 01, 2010 05:32PM

Your beautiful antique camera will look like a real mess after a few silver nitrate dripping fingers do their work.

Just wanted to let you know that from my viewpoint. Antiques can be used but they will usually be forever damaged.

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Re: Hi 1!!, and a question...
Date: December 02, 2010 08:15AM

That depends how you work.
I have been using my antique camera's for about 2 years now.
There is no trace of silvernitrate on my camera's.
beside of that, they are made to be used, not to be stored.....

alex

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Re: Hi 1!!, and a question...
Posted by: 92dd ()
Date: December 03, 2010 11:23AM

Ray Morgenweck Wrote:
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> Your beautiful antique camera will look like a
> real mess after a few silver nitrate dripping
> fingers do their work.

No it won't. At least not if you work carefully. I'm working wit an old wooden camera for over a year now (600 plates maybe) and let my students use it for workshops and it has hardly any stain. Its a bit different with the holder, it suffers from the silver inside and out.


Michael

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Re: Hi 1!!, and a question...
Posted by: Eddie ()
Date: December 03, 2010 11:44AM

just like the above two posters i have no silver stains on any of my cameras or holders.

welcome to wet plate and have fun

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Re: Hi 1!!, and a question...
Posted by: leonardo ()
Date: December 17, 2010 11:32AM

Hello Jesus :
I send a private

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Re: Hi 1!!, and a question...
Posted by: Tito-Shid ()
Date: January 14, 2011 12:40PM

Finally, I bought another camera, basically because of price.
Is this ....

Now I have all the necessary chemicals, I promise that soon you will see ...." something "like a collodion.
Best regards.



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