Introducing the Zebra Wet Plate Holder V2: Enhanced Features and Upgrades

After much anticipation, we are thrilled to announce the release of the Zebra Wet Plate Holder V2. Building upon the success of its predecessor, the V2 incorporates valuable feedback and innovative upgrades to provide photographers with an even better wet plate photography experience. In this article, we will explore the enhanced features of the Zebra Wet Plate Holder V2 and the benefits they offer to photographers in the field.

Why Choose Zebra Wet Plate Holders V2: The No. 1 Choice for Wet Platers

1. Magnetic Back System:

One of the standout features of the Zebra Wet Plate Holder V2 is its magnetic back system. Designed for ease of use, this system allows photographers to load and unload plates single-handedly, even in complete darkness. Unlike its predecessor, the V2 features magnets positioned on the outside of the lid and underneath the inserts. This design change eliminates the risk of silver nitrate corroding the magnets, ensuring long-lasting durability.


2. Compatibility and Flexibility:

The Zebra Wet Plate Holder V2 adheres to strict industry standards, guaranteeing compatibility with a wide range of large format cameras. It now accommodates both US standard (full-size) 8×10-inch plates and slightly smaller European standard plates used for Zebra Dry Plates. The insert is thoughtfully designed to center and securely hold plates of different sizes, offering photographers the flexibility they need in their creative process.

3. Sleek Design and Enhanced Protection:

In terms of design, the Zebra Wet Plate Holder V2 features a visually striking zebra stripe pattern on the top, making it instantly recognizable and adding a touch of style to the photographer’s gear. Beyond aesthetics, the V2 offers improved protection for delicate wet plates. The dark slide is now completely concealed within the body, safeguarding it from potential damage caused by accidental drops. Additionally, the incorporation of carbon fiber backslides makes the V2 the lightest and most portable wet plate holder on the market, ensuring convenience and ease of use during photography sessions.


4. Exposed and Unexposed Indicators:

Keeping track of exposed and unexposed plates is crucial for photographers working with wet plate photography. The Zebra Wet Plate Holder V2 addresses this need by featuring exposed and unexposed indicators on both the front and back sides of the holder. These indicators, combined with the arrow on the slider, enable photographers to easily determine the status of their loaded plates, streamlining their workflow and enhancing efficiency.

5. Convenient Plate Loading & Unloading

An innovative addition to the Zebra Wet Plate Holder V2 is the special notch located on the top of the insert. This notch serves a practical purpose, allowing photographers to retrieve their exposed plates effortlessly. By simply inserting a finger and lifting the plate from underneath, there is no longer a need to flip the holder, reducing the risk of mishaps and damage to the wet plate.



Plate insertion and Exposure:

Plate Unloading and Handling:



By following these guidelines, you can further protect your Zebra Wet Plate Holder V2 during extended periods, preserving its integrity and functionality for future wet plate photography sessions.


The Zebra Wet Plate Holder V2 represents a significant step forward in wet plate photography equipment. With its magnetic back system, improved compatibility, sleek design, enhanced protection, exposed and unexposed indicators, and convenient plate retrieval, the V2 offers photographers a reliable and user-friendly solution for their wet plate photography needs. Embrace the advancements of the Zebra Wet Plate Holder V2 and elevate your photographic journey to new heights.



To get a better idea how the holder looks and works you are also welcome to watch this video overview of the new Zebra Wet Plate Holder V2