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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
    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

  • 5
    UVP X Premixed

    Posted by Jahn Baker on Oct 1st 2019

    Very happy I tried this formulation! It give rich tonalities, is easy to read when developing, fixes well with rapid fix. In a side-by-side comparison to ODB, UVP X was ever so slightly faster. The response to natural light, CFL hot lights and studio flash is excellent.

  • 5
    UVPX- salted collodion

    Posted by VictorVague on Sep 25th 2019

    absolutely love this stuff. great speed, good tonal range, and excellent shelf life. just about everything you could ask for, especially if using strobes for portraiture.

  • 5
    It rocks!

    Posted by Lucas Mobley on Aug 12th 2019

    Great mix with great shelf life! It is fast and it lasts. I have some from almost a year ago and it's still going strong. I love not having to mix my own. Even if I did, it would not be this good and consistent. Very cost effective also.