Mustafa, thanks for your input. This was the first time using the fuji3000 film in this camera. I had previously used the fuji100C in the camera & the exposure wheel needed no adjustment...perfect exposure. Batteries were checked and had full voltage. I hadn't checked the "small lens" for cleaniing...forgot all about that! I'll have to inspect it. Possibly fuji3000 film may be a bit more critical on exposure, but many people are sure glad to have this black & white peel apart instant film for their packfilm cameras.