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UVP X - Salted Collodion - Premixed

$31.95 - $109.95
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Easy to develop
Great for portraits

UVP X is a premixed salted collodion used for tintypes, ambrotypes, and glass negatives. It is formulated with two iodide salts and two bromide salts. It’s a cadmium-based formula that ages slowly, so you will have consistent results over a long period of time. Stored in a cool dark place, this collodion will maintain good working properties for 6-12 months.

UVP X is specifically formulated with a slightly higher bromide ratio, which aids in achieving good tonal range in portraits. Also, it is easy to see the image during development, which helps achieve the most from the collodion. It’s the fastest of the super stable formulas (Lea Formula 3, UVP-4, UVP-X). 

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  • 5
    long lasting and fast

    Posted by Chriso on Jan 28th 2020

    This stuff lasts for months, even in less than favourable conditions. Good tones for positives. Speed doesn't change much over 4 months.

  • 5
    Very fast and fresh collodion

    Posted by Marc Andrew on Jan 5th 2020

    I've mixed my own for quite a while. I could never get consistently fresh ether or collodion from various suppliers. The sensitivity often varied 1-3 stops! Not cool. I tried UVP X and it's super fast. Maybe even too fast for in some circumstances. I've been shooting strobe at 2400-4800ws into a softbox between F3.8 - F5.6. At the end of 6 months UVP X has lost a stop or less. Great stuff. Thanks for shipping fresh chems!

  • 4

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 3rd 2020

    Fast, reliable, versatile, long shelf life-- win, win, win, win... broad range of tones in the shadows-- i use it for both indoor portrait work w/strobes and outdoor landscape and works great for both.

  • 5
    Great formula

    Posted by Sheena on Dec 8th 2019

    Great formula for fast and bright portraits!

  • 5
    Fast, low contrast collodion perfect for strobe lighting

    Posted by Ross McLennan on Nov 19th 2019

    I shoot single source aluminium type wet plates and I find the contrast perfect from a freshly opened bottle of UVP-X collodion with my f4.5 Wollensack lens and a 9600ws strobe