SX-70 frog tongue issue

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SX-70 frog tongue issue

Postby polaroidfan » Sat 02 March 2019 / 21:04 pm


I have Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera 1st edition.
I bought a brand new Polaroid Originals frog tongue for it. When I install it it works well after first shoot.After that from time to time the photo comes out above the tongue. In order to get it work I have to open the camera and pull up the tong each time.

Does anybody has the same problem and some solutions?

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Postby scaf » Sun 03 March 2019 / 08:19 am

As many of us, I had the same problem; furthermore it rapidly broke, i had to repair it several times with duct tape.

I don't use it anymore.
New PO films needn't any frog tongue anymore.

When there is too much light, I use the darkslide as a shield before shooting a photo.
See on this video :
'Faut bien secouer l'pola sinon l'image, elle reste en bas

Convention de nommage de photos argentiques numérisées

Que se passe t'il pour la grenouille qui veut se rendre aussi grosse que le bœuf ?
Elle éclate.
C'est joli, mais pas très efficace.

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Postby polaroidfan » Mon 04 March 2019 / 20:33 pm

Hi, thank you for your prompt answer, but I don't thing that we don't need a frog tongue anymore!! There is no official information regarding this.
When I take a picture w/out frog tongue the picture becomes too bright....
Due to the solution with dark-slide from the video, I don't like similar solutions.Each time I have to open and put it there.....
I also temporary solved the problem with duct tape.

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