SX70 exposure problem

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  1. borgunto

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    Hi all!
    Has anybody experience of what can be wrong with the light meter of a Polaroid Land camera SX 70? My camera always makes the same (long, let's say half second) exposure both in direct sunlight both in the dark... No difference moving the light/dark selector...
    Confusing...
     
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    Does the shutter actually open for that long? I had a problem with my SX-70 where it took a while to take the shot, but it was always well exposed. It turns out that the capacitors were drained from years of non-use, and it took a while to get back up to speed. Another option if the photos come out well exposed is the battery being dead. Are you using Impossible or Polaroid film?
     
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    Hi Nick, and thank you. Yes, the shutter opens for that long and all the pictures turn out overexposed, also rotating the light selector to the darkest setting. I am using new impossible film (with a fresh battery of course...)