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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Tested with a modern battery. But, I fudged my way through it. A simple, mechanical solution. It has a feeling of quality about it that you have to feel to understand. There is no switch otherwise.

Canln be why my wein cells haven’t been lasting too long! Body has cxnon marks from use. Custom Bundle see all. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, thank you for your interest! All aperture and shutter cabon rings turn great and lens focuses smoothly.

Pretty happy with that These cameras look the same other than the power check buttonI’ve put some lens elements from camera 1 to camera 2 and vice-versa to replace some scratched elements.

If you have a flash for your SLR, it may have this capability.

Canon Canonet QL17 GIII

Things to look out for are rotten seals, broken light meter, mould and worn out rewind levers. I’ve wanted one of these for quite some time but they fetch a pretty penny online as they have quite cult following.


Hopefully I can replace this and get the meter to appear. Change the ASA with the small chrome lever on the film advance side of the lens. I also have a couple of of the original QL17’s, the one with the 45mm lens. It will not affect images unless it is taken by backlight.

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I tried to replace the foam seals and somehow screwed up the film advance mechanism the symptoms: Seems like it underexposes by maybe a half to full stop. But, if you have the black cabon version of this camera, then it would be a safe investment to make sure this thing is in working igii. Note the large for its cxnon lever advance.

If you do have a battery in it, you can use the auto setting to get a meter reading, then set the camera reflecting the tiii reading plus your own judgement. Wrede this site owned and maintained by R. The nicest of the four I described is the ‘gold plated’ adapter.

The G-III is very well finished, more so than you would expect from this class of camera. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.

When the Canonet was popular, photographers had an unfounded terror of having batteries die while out in the field. The integrated lightmeter provides shutter priority and manual modes. Put the camera in manual in order to turn off the meter and save the battery when not in use.


Acnon compare it against another camera or a light meter. Find More Posts by jafsc. Find More Posts by Kat.

Since I’ve acquired a newer film rangefinder, I haven’t been using it as often. This mechanical system can be superior to electronic systems, since it can’t be fooled by subject reflectance.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. Find More Posts by wamjam. Whilst you can have the camera repaired by a few places, they are generally so cheap that wl17 might find it easier to just replace the camera, unless it has some kind of sentimental value.

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Is it easy to reach? I realize that the camera will work in manual mode without a battery. Mine did not work for a bit, and then it did. This guy’s kit did not. My light works with the Wein cell.

Canonet QL 17 Manual. This is one of the few small 35 RF’s with parallax compensating framelines.