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Canonet QL17 Film Camera pdf manual download. Also for: Canonet ql Film Camera Canon Canonet G III QL17 Instructions Manual. (28 pages). The G-III belongs in the elite small group of compact 35 Rangefinders with faster than f/2 lenses, combined with automatic exposure with manual over-ride. CANON REPAIR MANUAL. CANON CANONET G-III (REF. NO. ). CANON BLACK CANONET G-III (REF. NO. ). CANON INC. JAPAN.

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Flickr image Japanese 35mm rangefinder Canon C. Privacy policy About Camera-wiki. I use this rule often with no meter camera. On the right, those little red bars move with the film, showing you have loaded the film properly. It has a feeling of quality about it that you have to feel to understand. With the metering cell in on the filter ring, a lens cap means no light to the metering cell, which means no current flow through the metering circuit.

Remember you don’t have to have the Canolite flash to use the GN gkii. There’s a small fresnel lens in front of the CdS cell. It takes the hard to find batteries.

Correct film loading window: If canoent have a flash for your SLR, it may have this capability. It offers shutter-priority autoexposure, or unmetered manual mode. The camera only supports a maximum film speed of ASA. In shutter-priority mode, the automatically selected aperture is indicated in the viewfinder by a needle over an aperture scale.

A simple, mechanical solution.

Note the large for its class lever advance. The body and the lens were both black, making for a handsome, unobtrusive camera. The meter uses a CdS cell mounted on the lens, just above the front element. These are intended to help photogs who don’t understand shutter speeds, and can be ignored by experienced picture takers. The Canonet is a little more involved than most, but still a pretty easy task if you take the time and go slow.


Canon Canonet QL17 G-lll. Hot Shoe Battery test: QL17 is definitely next on my ebay shopping list. A dedicated flash unit was sold with this Canonet. Very numerous, used prices are surprisingly inexpensive.

The circuitry in the camera holds up well against slightly higher voltages, so you can use a PXA alkaline battery as a drop-in replacement, but you will find your exposures tend to be slightly off. It might not be totally stuck.

Canon et QL17 Manual

Place the film leader across the take up spool as shown on the interior diagram, close the camera, advance the film twice, and start shooting. I finally got my Canonet last week. Save Cancel Drag to set position!

Threaded cable release in shutter button. Views Read View source View history. Do you prefer a longer lens?

The battery off switch is effectively the lens cap, or a camera bag.

Canon QL17 GIII

This page has canoneh accessed 10, times. Load the camera by pulling up on the rewind lever, which will open the back. I’m a big fan of the QL17 as you can probably tell by reading the review on my web sitebut be prepared to replace the light seals when you do get one.


Please note it is possible to select a fixed flash output to match the above guide numbers with many different flash units.

Since the metering unit is placed within the filter threadit compensates automatically for filters. If the rewind lever does not turn when you advance the film, the film is not loaded correctly. Only the autoexposure system requires a battery, however.

Symbols for sunny, canonwt, and dark clouds can be found on the lens barrel near the film speed lock. It competes with the Leica CL, at far less kanual.

Canon et G III QL17 Instructions Manual

Edited by equable cactus member 7 years ago. Just bring the film leader over to the red mark, close the camera, and advance the film.

I love that camera. The G-III 17 is quite pleasant to shoot. The bottom of the camera shows the battery compartment, and the main problem of the Manhal. 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 meter reading plus your own judgement.

The ISO ring tab has a little notch in it meant for a fingernail, I think. Congrats for you Canonet. Ccanonet Discussions Photos Members Map.

This mechanical system can be superior to electronic systems, since it can’t be fooled by subject reflectance.