[Alt-photo] Chemicals in Turkey? Loris, can you help?

John Brewer john at johnbrewerphotography.com
Thu Oct 30 17:19:52 UTC 2014


Thanks Loris and Sedar, very helpful.

Best wishes

John.

On 30 October 2014 17:15, Serdar Bilici <sbilici at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello John,
>
> I was waiting for Loris to chime in, he knows more about the locations to
> buy supplies.
>
> Collodion isn't too hard to find in Turkey but it is not sold online
> afaik. You have to talk to the chemical suppliers, Bereket Kimya and
> Balmumcu would be my first choices, they can direct you other places if
> need be. %4 Merck 1lt. collodion is what is usually sold both flexible and
> non-flexible types are available.
>
> I haven't seen any cadmium bromide sold or listed anywhere, but potassium
> iodide and bromide and very easy to find. And if you are looking for
> cyanide fixer (KCN),  sorry that requires special license. Anything misc.
> chemistry you need, you can purchase it from the stores Loris suggested.
>
> As varnish you cannot find sandarac, but you can find  shellac. It is
> called "gomalak", it can be purchased from any art supply store.
>
> Ethanol might be tricky too, but I am not sure. Its sale has been somewhat
> regulated to prevent contraband liquor production. I wonder what Loris
> thinks. I buy ethanol from pharmacy and they are not willing to sell it to
> everyone.
>
> P.S. Sorry about the incomplete post, something wrong with my mail client
> I suppose.
>
> Best Regards
> Serdar
>
>
>
>
> On 30.10.2014 19:02, Loris Medici wrote:
>
>> Hi John,
>>
>> I think you can find most of w/p chemistry in Turkey easily, except for
>> collodion; I haven't seen photographic collodion in any of the places I
>> buy
>> my stuff. (Maybe that's easy too, Serdar may help; he is currently much
>> more interested in w/p than I am...)
>>
>> There are a couple of chemistry stores in the Sirkeci / Eminonu district
>> in
>> Istanbul;
>>
>> 1. Bereket Kimya: https://plus.google.com/105461104027761152151/about
>> 2. Balmumcu Kimya: https://plus.google.com/108484423135583219836/about
>> (right next to the former...)
>>
>> Hope this helps,
>> Loris.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 2014-10-30 18:46 GMT+02:00 John Brewer <john at johnbrewerphotography.com>:
>>
>>  Hello list members
>>>
>>> I'm looking for a source of raw chemicals, wetplate in particular, in
>>> Turkey. Does anyone have any contacts? Loris, if I recall you're in
>>> Turkey,
>>> is that right? Can you help?
>>>
>>> Best wishes
>>>
>>> John
>>>
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