Re: dags

From: Jeff Sumner ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/04/04-09:08:54 PM Z
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Excellent idea. There's LOTS of funky sized cameras out there that are
unusable now-a-days for lack of film. They'd be perfect for small
Daguerreotype plates- which are less expensive anyway. I think I paid
$30 for my 4x5's, all told.

On Jan 4, 2004, at 9:50 PM, David J. Greiner Jr. wrote:

> If you don't mind trimming metal, the easiest thing to do is look for
> old plate cameras in an odd size.  I have two 9x12 centimeter cameras
> (slightly smaller than 4"x5") that I picked up for almost nothing ($8
> for one and $10 for the other).  I haven't used them for making dags,
> but I've used them for tintypes and dry plates (using liquid emulsion)
> and they work great.  I bought both of them on ebay and simply
> searched for "plate" in the cameras and photo section and check out
> what cameras show up.
> *****
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> victim.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From:Stuart Plotkin []
> Sent:Sunday, January 04, 2004 7:27 PM
> Subject:dags
> Supposedly it is easy to find some old box camera that can be used to
> take daguerrotypes, but I don't know where or what I am looking for. I
> would like to be able to focus, and want to use a medium size liek
> 3x5" does anyone have any ideas? Thanks- Stu
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