After shooting some Polaroids with my family on Thanksgiving day I've been trying to figure out how to get larger Polaroids. If you're not familiar with a Polaroid back on a medium format camera, the images are only 2 1/4x 2 1/4". That's how big the film frame is.
So while I loved the portraits of my family at play, I wanted to be able to use the Polaroid film in it's full-sized glory. I had an old Polaroid 210 instant camera sitting on a shelf that I bought at a garage sale for $1. I had hoped it worked, but discovered the batteries were no longer made. It sat on a shelf until I saw a tutorial on how to convert the camera to use AA batteries. I changed made the conversion, but the camera didn't due anything.
My hopes were sparked when I saw a video by Film Photography Podcast on how to check the shutters on these types of Polaroids. I grabbed the camera off the shelf and did the test. The shutter worked! So I loaded it with film an now have a new film camera to use. I was glad to find that the issue was with the learning curve of using the camera and not with the camera itself.