Canon Et QL17 manual online. Canonet QL17 Film Camera pdf manual download. Film Camera Canon Canonet G III QL17 Instructions Manual. (28 pages). Canon. G-II QL. CANON. CANON. SN: NO. 50 CO. Canonet QL (1 Focusing Lever Before using your Canonet G-III, Insert the battery on the tab in. The Canonet QL 17 GIII is the final, high-end version of Canon’s famous It offers shutter-priority autoexposure, or unmetered manual mode. Steven Gandy’s overview at Cameraquest; Canonet QL17 versus the Leica M6.

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Canon Canonet QL17 GIII

No haze or fungus. Share This Page Caon. The viewfinder is large, bright and very usable, though admittedly not up to Leica M standards.

As is camera great for parts or lens or repair. Thanks for all of y’alls help. Paul, I also have one original QL17, the only canonet I have and it is a great camera. It has a feeling of quality about it that you have to feel to understand.


Pretty happy with that As far as I know and from what I’ve used, there were 3 models of the QL17 with janual 40mm lens. This camera has an incredibly short focus action. The bottom of the camera shows the battery compartment, and the main problem of the G-III.


When the Canonet was popular, photographers had an unfounded terror of having batteries die while out in the field. The light sealing had replaced.

The Canonet is not supposed to fire when the needle is in the red zone, so that’s normal. Center shows the lens.

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My own is very tight. The film counter works properly. What are the differences between these two models the second and third versions, not the origianl with the 45mm cznonet Also, the lens coating is different.

Things to look out for are rotten seals, broken light meter, mould and worn out rewind levers. When I move the shutter speed dial so that the needle falls within the white zone, the shutter fires as expected. It didn’t do that before.

This method uses the flash sensor ON the flash for flash units so equipped. Retrieved from ” http: It is too tight for me with my fingernails, but with the tool it is no problem.

I’ve got a new seals kit and I plan on removing the old, gummy seals tonight and installing the new — then dropping in a roll and see how she does.


Personal tools Log in. I had ordered a new seals kit for my QL17, which came on Saturday. Maybe a broken one but you’d have to dig deep into the lens or deeper to cano the wires. The password for all the manuals is “Pentax”. With print film, that’s negligible. Privacy policy About Camera-wiki.

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Strangely enough, Nikon did not compete in the compact RF genre. I think the battery check light really only works “right” with a long-unavailable mercury battery. Save Cancel Drag to set position! Show only see all. Canon Canonet Canojet Camera with its 45mm 1: It takes the hard to find batteries. I don’t really care about the battery check light, as you suggest.

The disadvantage of the latter is that is does NOT work correctly with the Schottky-diode based CRIS battery adaptor or home-brew solutions which use a silver-oxide battery.

Great community of folks out here! Or compare it against another camera or a light meter.

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