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Looking for maker references about daguerreotype correcting prisms and mirrors
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I recently acquired a daguerrian era correcting prism. I made a felt adapter and it fits on my c.1850s American Chamfered daguerreotype camera's lens hood. Although conceptually easy to understand, I…Continue

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Rob Niederman replied to Rob Niederman's discussion Looking for maker references about daguerreotype correcting prisms and mirrors
"Hi, David. Thank you for replying with the 1852 reference. "Non Inverted Collodion Portraits" is referring to a glass plate [maybe ambrotype] process which can be laterally reversed. Yet it's a marvelous advert touting the benefits of…"
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David Kastoryano replied to Rob Niederman's discussion Looking for maker references about daguerreotype correcting prisms and mirrors
"Your prism was cutting edge tech in 1852:"
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Looking for maker references about daguerreotype correcting prisms and mirrors

I recently acquired a daguerrian era correcting prism. I made a felt adapter and it fits on my c.1850s American Chamfered daguerreotype camera's lens hood. Although conceptually easy to understand, I am interesting in learning detailed information about makers and design variations. I found there is practically no online information; just generic comments ... no details. At this time I am working with the George Eastman House museum. Their collection includes a couple prisms and mirrors. Do any…See More
Apr 25
Rob Niederman replied to Gareth Sell's discussion Restoration of The International camera, by J Lancaster & Son
"I found a publication by W.J. Lancaster, F.C.S. - "How to be a "Successful Amateur Photographer" - no date. It has an illustrated listing for The "International Camera"."
Apr 28, 2020
Rob Niederman replied to Gareth Sell's discussion Restoration of The International camera, by J Lancaster & Son
"I've been collecting a long time and have never seen user guides for these older field view cameras. However, all view cameras pretty much operate the same regardless of age. FWIW, I've shot everything from subminiature to 11 x 14 inch…"
Apr 28, 2020

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