Dev Party – Dry Plates All Wet

On this episode of Dev Party, Eric and Vania develop dry plates! That’s right! Photographic emulsion on glass! How does that work? Basically like film – with a catch.

Vania shot Zebra Dry Plates and developed in HC-110. Here’s one:

And Eric developed a J. Lane Dry Plate, but effed up the exposure and got nothing. However, the following day he tried again (and took a backup shot on Fomapan!). First the dry plate, and then the Foma. Both were 60 second exposures at around f/12.

Here’s a list of links you might need to get started:


J. Lane 4×5 2ISO –

J. Lane 4×5 25ISO –

Zebra 4×5 Dry Plates –×5-dry-plates-10-hand-coated

Plate Holders:

Zebra Dry Plate Holder –×5-dual-glass-dry-plate-holder

ChromaGraphica Dry Plate Holder –×5

Developing Tank:

Stearman Press Tank (for all 4×5 sheets) –×5-film-processing-system

Plate Holders for the Stearman Press Tank –×5-plate-holders-pair

Hardening Fixer –


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