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    Wow, I must say, a lot of this went over my head! I'm not very tech saavy

    Steve, that is pretty cool! I'm guessing you can only set the aperture through the lens, but the camera will still dictate the shutter speeds based on that aperture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonjoo View Post
    Wow, I must say, a lot of this went over my head! I'm not very tech saavy

    Steve, that is pretty cool! I'm guessing you can only set the aperture through the lens, but the camera will still dictate the shutter speeds based on that aperture?
    Nope. You set both aperture and speed on the lens.

    Steve's idea is MUCH better than mine.

    Cheers,

    Roger

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    Several years ago, a company converted automatic Polaroids to manual control by replacing the electric eye with a variable resistor. They "calibrated" it to shutter speed. Basically, the CDS cell is just a variable resistor. So the idea was to put a manual one in its place.

    Anybody want to try it?

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    That sounds very, very interesting lens_hacker, and I do have a spare polaroid camera that is just waiting for an experiment...

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    Here's another Polaroid modification I saw on ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=110151131907

    Great idea for a portrait camera - the Big Shot has a built-in fixed distance rangefinder. I expect the spreader-to-roller mod help the print quality.

    When my magicubes are gone, I'll attempt a similar mod on mine.

    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfadam View Post
    as an aside, you can use any 35mm camera of your choice and shoot slides, and then print them using any one of the polaroid slide printers (daylab, vivitar slide printer, polaprinter,etc.) i make prints all the time, even not for the sake of image manipulations
    How are the lenses on them? Will they make good sharp prints?

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