That Other Instant Camera, Wet Plate Tintype | 2012-09-04 13:30:03
One hundred years after Fredrick Scott Archer developed the wet-plate collodion process in 1848, Edwin H. Land brought a new kind of instant photography to the masses in 1948.
Testing out my 9" f4 Petzval on its jury-rigged cardboard, popsicle stick and elastic band lensboard. I got this lens for 5x7 or whole plate eventually, but in the mean time its hanging out on the Chamonix 45n1. Not so much on the swirlies at this size, but I'm loving it nonetheless. Great shallow DoF and nice sharp center point. Can't wait to try some portraits with it. Image inverted horizontally when scanning to flip the text.