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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Please note it is possible to select a fixed flash output to match the above guide numbers with many different flash units. 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. Save Cancel Drag to set position!

The camera only supports a maximum film speed of ASA.

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Canon Canonet QL17 G-lll. In shutter-priority mode, the automatically selected aperture is indicated in the viewfinder by a needle over an aperture scale.

This way, a faster speed gives less light on the cell. This mechanical system can be superior to electronic systems, since it can’t be fooled by subject reflectance.

Canon et G III QL17 Instructions Manual

Threaded cable release in shutter button. 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.

Since the metering unit is placed qp17 the filter threadit compensates automatically for filters. It is too small and too tight to work for me. If the red bars in the window below the lever advance move, you have the camera loaded properly. If you don’t know it, Google it. Center shows the lens.


However, a rotating film rewind lever as you advance the film tells you the same thing PC connection with protective plastic cover. The Canonet is a little more involved than most, but still a pretty easy task if you take the time and go slow. Flickr image Japanese 35mm rangefinder Canon C.

Thanks, i ql1 ‘sunny 16’ when i’m outside, but some lighting conditions require something a little more accurate. Its specifications are pretty nifty for its genre.

This is one of the few small 35 RF’s with parallax compensating framelines. It has a feeling of quality about it that you have to feel to understand.

When selecting a different shutter speed, you can see a ring with a series of perforations moving in giio of the metering cell. 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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QL17 is definitely next on my ebay shopping list. It takes the hard to find batteries. Weight 22 oz without film. I finally got my Canonet last week. The best site is www. Personal tools Log in. The mechanical shutter functions perfectly under manual settings with no battery whatsoever. If you have a flash for your SLR, it may have this capability.


The battery off switch is effectively the lens cap, or a camera bag. Do you prefer a longer lens? The Canon web site goes on to explain that the “G” stood for “grade up” in quality improvement, and the “III” for the third of the Canonet series. This page was last modified on 11 Octoberat Pic on left shows the plastic covered PC connection, the battery test button with the battery test light, and the very large convenient lever rewind.

Since it has a hotshoeno extra cables are required. John Goodman’s light seal kits are excellent for this. It was designed to use the PX mercury battery, no longer available in the US.

To the right is Canon’s superb Quick Loading Film system. Retrieved from ” http: Only the autoexposure system requires a battery, however. Congrats for you Canonet. My own is very tight. They existed in chrome or in black. I love that camera. However if you want to use another type of flash, there is a flash contact hidden beneath plastic cover on the left of the body, near the carrying eyes. Overview Discussions Photos Members Map.

Views Read View source View history. Therefore, if you own a handheld light meteryou can use this camera without a battery. There’s a small fresnel lens in front of the CdS cell. The ASA range of 25 to is shown atop the lens. Gently turn the advance lever to take up the slack in the film cartridge.