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    Polaroid 103 focussing problems

    A relative came across a Polaroid 103 a few weeks ago; not knowing what to do with it, I inherited it. However, after doing a few test snaps with Fuji FP100 and a 123 battery, I find that the rangefinder doesn't seem to be calibrated properly. That is, I focus and take the picture, but each one comes out completely blurry, too much so to be caused by shaking. Any ideas as to what the problem might be? I am not much of a Polaroid user, and so don't really know what sort of things to look out for. Perhaps the film pack wasn't inserted properly/on the right plane?

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    Did you pull the bellows/front part out all the way until it clicks? I didn't really know that so I kept wondering the same thing... Until my husband opened it up and made sure it clicked in place and said it was fine.
    Also, unless you set it on a flat surface, you're shooting at ISO100 handheld with the 103.. it's actually a bit difficult to do in an interior shot like you've posted.
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    That would do it...I didn't even notice that the bellows could be extended so far, and didn't want to damage them. Thanks for the tip!



 

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