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Eastman 2D by ACBusse Eastman 2D by ACBusse
Taken with Polaroid 600SE
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nieudanazycie Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Wonderful photo of a great camera!
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ACBusse Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012   Photographer
Thank you. I'll post some pics taken with it over the holidays. :)
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DaveShepherd Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
marry me
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ACBusse Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Photographer
.....:ohmygod: oh you
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DaveShepherd Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Sorry :)

How's things, all good?
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ACBusse Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Photographer
Glad to see you back on DA. I think I've been too much of a gearhead lately and need time to focus on more photo shoots!
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cameraflou Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
So jealous !:D Where did you buy it ? Really happy to see another crazy Collodionist photograph like Toralf !!! :D
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ACBusse Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Photographer
I've been collecting all the various components for about a year now, mostly off eBay. I love red bellows. There's a great camera shop in Ottawa on Bank Street that I got the lens and shutter from.

I hope it's not too cold in :flagcanada:land now to pour/mix chemicals outside. -4C tomorrow.
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cameraflou Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Really cool, i'm not an expert for collodion but for polaroid is not very good to shot with negative temperature, but you could try... Chemicals don't like cold temperature !!!:D
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analogphoto Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
nice! i shot one of these in the wet plate class. is it yours? what kind of lens is on it? what size? (:
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ACBusse Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Photographer
Thanks. It's an 8X10 with a 302mm Wollensak Raptor/Betax #5. I just finished making the lens board for it. I'm getting ready for my first wet plate but want to thoroughly familiarize myself with the safety precautions before attempting the first one.
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analogphoto Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
sweet! good luck with the plates.

if you want to play safe you can start with liquid light emulsion and normal development chemicals - but i think mixing everything is part of the fun and when you built your lensboard yourself i assume that'll be also the case for you. if you mix your collodion outside (because of the ether) and be carefull with the salts and wear gloves you should be fine.

if you're on fb, there a great group where you can learn from the experts that share a great deal of their knowledge and you can ask questions and will get every possible answer:

www.facebook.com/groups/wetplatecollodionphotographer
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ACBusse Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Photographer
Thanks for the link. I've requested membership to the fb group.

I picked up a wet plate kit from Bostick & Sullivan and the book by Osterman and Scully. But I think I'll start with some small 2 1/4 x 3 1/4" plates with my Polaroid 600se. It's all metal as opposed to the wood on my 2d.

What are you shooting with?
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analogphoto Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
I shoot with a Grundlach Korona 5x7 (which almost falls apart) and a Ansco 8x10 (which also shows some signs of age). I have several lenses, mostly cheep ones from ebay, sill want to do a comparison shooting on photo paper to see where the differences are. the most obvious character has a Petzval scheme projection lens but it doesn't cover 8x10 completely. I wouldn't worry too much about the wooden camera. When you work in a clean way (which you should anyways) and wipe off the silver nitrate from the back of your plates you'll be fine. And always have an old towel close by so you can wipe your hands all the time, otherwise you'll find a lot of yellow and black spots everywhere (:
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ACBusse Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Photographer
Those Koronas are indeed lovely. The temperatures have dropped here so I'm not sure I'll be able to do much outside when it's below freezing. I may have to build some sort of box or tent that would keep the fumes contained or invest in a really good ventilation system for my dark room. Or work really fast outside.
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