Adventures with the Rockland Colloid Tintype Parlor Kit

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Re: Adventures with the Rockland Colloid Tintype Parlor Kit

Post by serrini » Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:40 pm

I Just used the Rockland Tintype kit with my "new" 130 year old Premo B camera and, well, it worked. I will say you will work for it, and their development times in the instructions are insane, but it's a lot of fun. Did a little write up and video bout it: https://cineclast.com/2021/02/04/using- ... hotograph/

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Re: Adventures with the Rockland Colloid Tintype Parlor Kit

Post by melek » Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:01 pm

Enjoyed the video .. and the math. :)
serrini wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:40 pm
I Just used the Rockland Tintype kit with my "new" 130 year old Premo B camera and, well, it worked. I will say you will work for it, and their development times in the instructions are insane, but it's a lot of fun. Did a little write up and video bout it: https://cineclast.com/2021/02/04/using- ... hotograph/
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Re: Adventures with the Rockland Colloid Tintype Parlor Kit

Post by Brazile » Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:33 am

A fun video, thanks for sharing it. Was going to suggest making your own emulsion (it's not that difficult) but doing it in that closet is right out. Perhaps you could cover a window in the bathroom?

Regarding the exposure times: ISO 1 is probably about right, but it will vary depending on the quality of the light. Faster in sunlight (because the emulsion is blue and UV sensitive only) and slower indoors or in warmer light -- the "golden hour" is great for a lot of photography, but a bit tougher with these materials.

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