© 2012 Fourtoes Watson3

That old Watson wet plate camera…

Its not seen the light of day for a while but I’ve been re-assessing how many cameras I actually need. So I thought I’d give this one an airing today.

Its a great little camera, well I say little, its a heavy lump of a camera.

It supposed to be for shooting whole plate but without the inserts it can shoot a 9″ ish square plate.


Heres a clear glass ambrotype (wholeplate)


And a black glass wholeplate. Turned out a pretty messy plate for some reason compares to the previous clear glass plate.


Ross Xpress 14 inch lens f4.5 for 2 minutes.



  1. Rob
    Posted September 9, 2012 at 12:27 AM | #

    2 minutes at f/4.5 … ambient lighting?

  2. Posted September 9, 2012 at 4:40 PM | #

    Hi Rob,

    Usual two sets of lights bounced off a very high ceiling.

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