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    Polaroid 664 problems

    I shot the first few frames from my new polaroid back (Mamiya RB67 with the Mamiya Polaroid back) with strange results.

    Is this uneven development or fogged film or...?



    Thanks for any help!!

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    Are the rolls in the Polaroid back clean?
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    I had cleaned them with iso alcohol before using, but I will examine them closer...

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    Also check you "pulling" technique. I needs to be steady with any hesitation to ensure even development.
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    OK if the rollers are clean and you are pulling the 'roid in a steady, clean pull, so perhaps there is a light leak? That's the next test to see if there is a light leak.
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    I suppose it could be my pulling tech...

    Should it be a slow steady pull? I have been doing quick, but fairly steady, i think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethylphenethylamine View Post
    Should it be a slow steady pull? I have been doing quick, but fairly steady, i think...
    Yep, that may be your problem. Slow and steady is the necessity. Saying "Polaroid" as you pull, and time the pull with the saying of the word, has been recommended for a long time in the Polaroid directions.
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    alright, i'll give it a shot.

    thanks for all the replies.

    most things do come down to user error, don't they?

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    It's the same patern on both positives, and I have never seen anything like this being caused by outdated film, wrong pulling technique, etc.
    My bet it's a light leak in your Polaroid back. Try to develop an unexposed Polaroid that has been sitting in the back (camera out in the sun preferably, dark slide pulled) for a couple of hours. If it produces the same type of fogging, it is the back allright.

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    Looks like a light leak to me.

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