Confession of a Plate Camera Basher

Discussion in 'Plate Cameras and Accessories' started by df cardwell, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. df cardwell

    df cardwell Subscriber

    Jul 16, 2005
    Multi Format
    A long while ago, I couldn't resist it.

    I know, it always starts like that.

    A Watson half plate. A proper English Watson,
    313 High Holborn St. London,

    Circa WW1.

    It had no lens when I acquired it,
    but a 6" Ross Combinable came into my life at about the same time,
    and it is a happy partnership. Although if I had any sensitivity,
    I would replace the Ross with a Watson Holostigmat.

    It rests upon a black Gandolfi minor tripod when it has to go to work.

    I modified a 4x5 Deardorff back to fit the camera,
    taking the place of the plate back. Shameful.