> [> Posted by a chester ong on Saturday, May 03, 2003 - 10:48 am: > > i got a rather persistent problem with the contax 645 polaroid back, > for some reason the camera tends to shut down everytime the dark slide > was pulled, i had to press the back along the metal contacts with my > thumbs before firing the shutter otherwise the camera will has anyone > had any experiance with this issues?
I've been having difficulty with the polaroid back since it was purchased six months ago. I'm also getting camera shut down after taking out the dark slide, as well as, when the camera is turned vertical. To remedy this situation, I put the dark slide back in place, take off the the back and reattach. It is a pain! Especially because it it time consuming and inefficient and makes your subject or client have to wait. Not to mention the fact that I feel completely incompetent fumbling around with this state of the art vacuum back. For the last 15 years, I've been using various polaroid backs with my Hasselblad and Calumet without any difficulty. Any suggestions would be great!]