Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/07

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From: dpost at (Dan Post)
Date: Tue Sep 7 09:12:48 2004
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I would suspect that they are used in astronomy where the plates need to be
cooled for long exposures to obviate the so called reciprocity failure. The
glass plates are more dimensionally stable under those extremes. I think
some scientific applications like spectrographic recording may be better
with glass plates, so there is still a considerable demand somewhere.
And since you mention Adox they and others like FOMA are likely to be
supplying film for some time.
So- don't sell the old Olympus Pen-f or your other vintage cameras! I think
you and film will be with us for a while! :o)
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Rabiner" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Monday, September 06, 2004 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] INCORRECTLY R.I.P. ILFORD

> On 9/6/04 8:47 AM, "Dan Post" <> typed:
> > Rabid Mark Rabiner!
> > Oh, ye of little faith! I sold some lensboards to a fellow that actually
> > used wet plates, and from what I gather, there are a bunch of really,
> > retro folks out there actually doing the wet and wild thing in the dark!
> > Almost a movement, not quite a conspiracy, yet.
> > I think you should be able to get some of that new-fangled film stuff
for a
> > while yet!
> > Cheers!
> > Dan
> I'm determined to shoot some glass plates before I die.
> Dry ones though.
> I think they come in Tmax 400. Really!
> No not Bergger. Not Adox. Not Croatian Hungarian extracts.
> But Kodak Tmax 400.
> Who knows what sells.
> And it must sell because if it didn't Kodak would not carry it "for old
> times sake"... Just to be a good sport.
> Mark Rabiner
> Photography
> Portland Oregon
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