wet place collodion and old 4x5 cameras with new 4x5 lenses

From: Adam. Waterson ^lt;artistboi@speakeasy.net>
Date: 06/08/04-03:14:56 PM Z
Message-id: <E441006A-B990-11D8-8D53-000A95BA580A@speakeasy.net>

Okee-- 2 questions...

1. My intern and I have decided to make Ambrotypes, with the help of my
best friend, Christopher James (well just the book) we are going to
make this our summer project. Where the heck do u get ETHER from?!
Someone's gotta have a good source. I haven't tried TriEss, but I feel
like they SHOULD have it.

2. I have a Graphix View camera with a lensboard with a 38mm opening,
but I wanna buy a newer Copal 0 shutter that has a smaller opening.
How reliable are handmade lensboards?! If I get masonite or really
really dense cardboard, and construct the opening myself and seal it
with tape, is it going to have decreased image quality or just look


ps- sorry I haven't posted in a long time, I've been doing video work,
and that isn't considered an "alternative process" even though the
majority of the conversation is captivated by printers.
Received on Tue Jun 8 15:15:21 2004

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