Polaroid Land Camera 103

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  1. ABedOfCans

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    Got one of these last year at a garage sale for $1. Came with the leather box, camera, flash and all the paperwork. The bellows seem to be in good shape and all the knobs and such work fine, but I was wondering if I can still get film for it. Is it out of production or is there something I can buy?

    Thanks so much again!
     
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    Yes, you can still get film for this camera:
    664: 100 ISO B&W
    665: 80 ISO B&W, produces a print AND a negative (expose at 20 to 50 ISO to get a good negative). Discontinued, but still available here and there:
    667: 3000 ISO B&W
    690: 100 ISO color
    125i: 125 ISO color, 11 shots per pack.

    Mind that you will also need a battery to get this camera working. I got mine from an internet seller in the US at about $ 10 including postage. You will find comprehensive info on your camera and most other Polaroids at http://www.rwhirled.com/landlist/landhome.htm
    Enjoy it, and if you like Polaroid, why not upgrade to 600 SE or a 180/190/195?
     
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    Also, Fuji make colour and black and white film packs. Search using 'Fuji FP100'

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    What seller did you use for the battery?
     
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    You can ducttape/gaffatape a CR123 lithium (3v) battery in there too. We found it was better to use the opposite side of the contacts (trying to tape it on like it does have the 9v battery style contacts results in nothing) to make contact with the battery and it made the camera work nicely. Fuji filmpacks are sometimes a little cheaper than the polaroid stuff and comes in single packs so it's useful for trying it out without ending up with extra film packs you can't use in case it really doesn't work.
    If the first film turns out black, try retaping the battery and making sure the contacts are clean.
     
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    Before I hacked the front off of mine and put on a manual shutter (and lens), I used two AAA cells soldered in series.


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    Thanks! I hope it works.