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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The first Canonet QL17 from about does have a 45mm fixed lens. If you do have a battery in it, you can use the auto setting to get a meter reading, manyal set the camera reflecting the meter reading plus your own judgement. So from the sound of it, I shouldn’t worry too much if I can’t get a GIII if there are cheap copies of the previous one available? However, a rotating film rewind lever as you advance the film tells you the same thing PC connection with protective plastic cover.

This way, a faster speed gives less light on the cell. No evident hazing or issues with lens. I have shot a couple rolls with it.

Mine did not work for a bit, and then it did. Outwardly the rewind crank is shaped differently and the “GIII” nampelate is not present. I have one of the non-GIII’s. This is a very good stealth camera, especially if you have the black version. The battery test is in fact a ‘hot’ incandescent lamp, so differences in amp power will hiii the brightness during use. As stated, the light seal will need replaced as the old foam is tacky. Kim Coxon is offline.


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There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. Lens is scratch free, scuff free, contains no haze nor fungus or balsam separation. Take the camera out in a known situation, like bright sun at midday with the sun behind you. The battery off switch is effectively the mmanual cap, or a camera bag. Focus Type see all.

There is no switch otherwise. As far as I know and from what I’ve used, there were 3 models of the QL17 with the 40mm lens. Not nearly as good as Jon’s, if you’ve ever used one of his.

Canonet QL17 GIII Battery Check Light

The Canonet is not supposed to fire when the needle is in the red zone, so that’s normal. Most of the Olys are there too with some Konica and others.

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The Canon web site goes on to explain that the “G” cankn for “grade up” in quality improvement, and the “III” for the third of the Canonet series. It works for a while to stop the cheapskates downloading them and selling them on eBay.

I’ve cabonet film in the camera at the moment so haven’t taken the top cover off. I am not willing to put it into Leica class, but it might be one of the very best consumer rangefinders in what was a very crowded market at the time. I can’t get the metering to work, and this is probably due to incorrect battery. Load manuak camera by pulling up on the rewind lever, which will open the back.


Threaded cable release in shutter button. Things to look out for are rotten seals, broken light meter, mould and worn out rewind levers. You must log in or sign giiii to reply here. But, for now, I’ve got several Wein Cell batteries to keep me going. I realize that the camera will work in manual mode without a battery. The Manyal G-III added a stronger rewind lever, a battery test light beside the battery test button, and according to Canon “improved quality,” but they are almost identical in appearance http: Find More Posts by jpbob But do keep in mind that the meter is disabled during manual mode, meaning that the meter will not indicate what’s the current setting of the apature, you will have to take your eyes off the viewfinder and look at the apature ring to see what’s the apature setting.

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Or compare it against another camera or a light meter.