Classic Wet Plate Camera

$ 1.150$ 2.600

Traditional wet plate camera in solid cherry or walnut. Plateholder and lens boards are included so the camera is ready to use. More info in the description.

  • Custom size plate holder insert
  • Custom engraved brass name plate
  • Lens Boards
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Traditional wet plate camera in solid walnut or cherry. Plateholder and lens boards are included so the camera is ready to use. (more text below the video).

The bellow has two layers with 100% lightproof materials. The camera also have a mechanical light lock in the plate holder to make sure no light leaks in.

Camera Sizes:

  • 5″ x 7″
  • 8″ x 10″
  • 11″ x 14″

Brass Hardware

All metal parts are solid brass. I use premium ball-tip brass hinges on all cameras. These hinges have a 5 year warranty.

Camera Finish

All cameras have a smooth oil based finish with a beautiful satin sheen. The camera is first treated with several coats of regular Danish oil, and two final coats with my own custom mixed oil/varnish finish. Finally the camera is given a wax polish with renaissance wax.

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If you want a custom size camera please contact me

What is wet plate photography?

Wet plate collodion is a fascinating historical photographic process from the very beginning of photography. The process was invented in 1851 by Frederick Scott Archer and was the most used photographic process between 1851 and 1880…

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Can you make extra plate inserts and lens boards

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Additional information

Camera Size

11″ x 14″, 5" x 7", 8″ x 10″

Wood Type

Cherry, Walnut


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