Darkroom Digest: New Chamonix Whole Plate Camera

October 13, 2016  •  4 Comments

I have been waiting for a long time for my Chamonix Whole Plate View Camera to arrive and today was the day!  

I snapped a few photos with my iPhone as I was unboxing the new camera to share with my readers.  I will be writing articles in the future about the new camera and why I wanted this specific camera.

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Now that I have my Whole Plate camera, I can start cutting glass plates and making some silver gelatin emulsion. I would have gotten a whole plate (6.5 x 8.5) reducing back for my 8x10 camera, but I wanted to backpack with this camera and the smaller format and lighter weight pushed me over the edge to opt for the camera vs. the reducing back.

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Tim Layton Fine Art
Hi Favian, I have holders for wetplate, dry plate, and for film.
This camera only takes glass plates?
Tim Layton Fine Art
Hi Bob, yes this is new. I posted the unboxing photos at the bottom of the article.
Bob Dungan(non-registered)
Wow! Is this a new camera. Looks great. You should have a lot of fun with it.
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