danny_zahner Posted July 26, 2005 Share Posted July 26, 2005 Hey there, Just picked up a Polaroid "Electric Eye" model 900 for next to nothing, complete with the case and flash units. However, I am having trouble figuring out how to operate this monstrosity of photographic goodness. The thing is so huge it is nearly comical!!! Anyway, the shutter only seems to want to operate on the "B" setting, even when the lever for "B" is not engaged and the shutter is set to "manual". However, the aperture and EV value wheel seem to function properly. Does this shutter need repaired? Or do I need a battery to operate the shutter properly? What kind of battery does it take? I'm guessing the battery is installed in the little pull out door on the bottom portion of the back of the shutter housing. Is this right? I'd love to get this old mammoth of a camera going again, but I need some help in doing so. Any suggestions? I am just going to use 4X5 sheet film in it, unless the shutter is unsalvageable. Any suggestions on opening up the shutter housing, or doing any repairwork on this old beast? I mean, c'mon, look at how big this thing is compared to my 35mm Welta Welti folder!!! It's so big you can't help but to love it!!!<div></div> Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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