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by FatBear
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: End of the glass plate negatives
Replies: 13
Views: 15338

Re: End of the glass plate negatives

Gary, that outfit - The Light Farm - appears to be over in Newport (Oregon) or vicinity. Small world.
by FatBear
Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: End of the glass plate negatives
Replies: 13
Views: 15338

Re: End of the glass plate negatives

I just bought a couple of old glass plate holders, and I'm looking forward to coating some glass plates for them. I have some Liquid Light, and I seem to remember from somewhere that you have to coat them with gelatin first so that the emulsion will stick. --Gary Isn't Liquid Light already gelatin ...
by FatBear
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: End of the glass plate negatives
Replies: 13
Views: 15338

Re: End of the glass plate negatives

Sorry, it was late. What I meant to learn was how the glass plate negatives were handled in the camera. With film we use "film holders". Before that did they just use similar "plate holders" with somewhat different dimensions? But don't worry, it was just idle curiosity. If I really want to know, I'...
by FatBear
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: fine art prints
Replies: 18
Views: 22224

Re: fine art prints

Taking nice photos and selling them are two radically different things. For 13 years I owned a nature oriented "gift/gallery" in a very beautiful scenic area. The western states, Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Maine are studded with similar stores and dedicated galleries. "Rocks and trees" sell well...
by FatBear
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: End of the glass plate negatives
Replies: 13
Views: 15338

Re: End of the glass plate negatives

So were special cameras required for shooting on dry emulsion glass plates?

--Brian
by FatBear
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: End of the glass plate negatives
Replies: 13
Views: 15338

Re: End of the glass plate negatives

Interesting. I think most of us here are somewhat anachronistic. Apparently my great uncle was, too. Here are some photos he took of his relatives in the mid 1930s. (My Mom and aunt are the two young children in some of them and they were born in 1935 and 1933.) These were contact printed from 5x7 g...
by FatBear
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: End of the glass plate negatives
Replies: 13
Views: 15338

End of the glass plate negatives

Can anyone give me an idea when film replaced glass plate negatives?

Thanks.

--Brian
by FatBear
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: I just wonder
Replies: 7
Views: 9546

Re: I just wonder

I don't think Kodak's problem was that they sold entry level cameras. My first camera was a beat-up 25 cent Brownie from a swap meet barrel. My second camera was a new Instamatic 126. One day I noticed that there was a little switch in the flash cube mount that was depressed when you mounted a cube....
by FatBear
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: The Digitaltruth Forum
Topic: medium format, large format: is 'more' necessarily more...?
Replies: 6
Views: 9813

Re: medium format, large format: is 'more' necessarily more.

Regarding item 3, above. Camera movements allow you to fit the shallow plane of focus a little better to your three dimensional subject, but the much longer lenses used to achieve a particular viewing angle in large format have such shallow depth of field that they really require movements for reall...