Posted on August 09 2019
Time to get excited... A new film community kickstarter has just gone live!! From the master-brains of Chroma Camera and Pictoriographica comes the:
Double Dry Plate Holder!
What is a Double Dry Plate Holder?
The first mass-processed dry-plate holder for decades! This nifty device - compatible with all standard 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10 cameras - allows you to carry dry plates ready for immediate loading and shooting.
No more buying vintage dry-plate holders from eBay and hoping they're still fully functional, plus the ChromaGraphica comes with the unique feature of a 'loaded plate indicator'. This means you'll know whether you have a plate already installed - invaluable to all of us with slightly shaky memories during the excitement of a shoot! - and minimising wasted time and shots.
Not only has the design been deliberately created to feel familiar to sheet-film holders, each unit will also work with a sheet film adaptor. This means photographers can use the holder for both dry plates and sheet film - a truly versatile accessory.
Campaign reward levels for single holders, in USD, are $54 (4x5), $75 (5x7), and $108 (8x10). There will be pledge options for multiple holder rewardsas well as a campaign-exclusive silver gelatin printreward, enlarged from a dry plate exposed using the prototype holder
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And huge congratulations to Jason Lane and Steve Lloyd for their work: I know it's been a monumental task to get the project this far. Their dedication to Large Format photography is unbelievable and I personally hope this is the first of many such collaborations!