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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The meter uses a CdS cell mounted on the lens, just above the front element. Push the tab in with the screwdriver blade and then turn the ring. My own is very tight. Hot Shoe Battery test: The best site is www. Load the camera by pulling up on the rewind lever, which will open the back. The body and the lens were both black, making for a handsome, unobtrusive camera.

Flickr image Japanese 35mm rangefinder Canon C. Edited by equable cactus member 7 years ago. The viewfinder is large, bright and very usable, though admittedly not up to Leica M standards.

Perhaps the easiest solution is have your repairman adjust the meter to the new 1.

Canon et G III QL17 Instructions Manual

Privacy policy About Camera-wiki. The mechanical shutter functions perfectly under manual settings with no battery whatsoever. Do you prefer a longer lens? And stock up on hearing aid batteries too and you’ll be good to go.

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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. The Canonet qk17 a little more involved than most, but still a pretty easy task if you take the time and go slow. Therefore, if you own a handheld light meteryou can use this camera without a battery.


I use this rule often with no meter camera. The G-III is very well finished, more so than you would expect from this class of camera.

A dedicated flash unit was sold with this Canonet. 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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Retrieved from ” http: It was designed to use the PX mercury battery, no longer available in the US. Does not have a “Nikon” engraving on top That has to be done with the external controls though, not in the shooting position since there will be no information available in the viewfinder once you turn the aperture ring wl17 A. Threaded cable release in shutter button.

The bottom of canonft camera shows the battery compartment, and the main problem of the G-III. Manhal circuitry in the camera holds up well against slightly higher voltages, so you can use a Giki alkaline battery as a drop-in replacement, but you will find your exposures tend to be slightly off.

This mechanical system can be superior to electronic systems, since it can’t be fooled by subject reflectance. A simple, mechanical solution. It has a feeling of quality about it that you have to feel to understand.


Very smooth, comfortable, large advance lever Large, easy to grip rewind lever AE exposure lockjust depress the shutter release slightly Quick 45 degree lens focusing action Canon fast “QL” Quick Loading film feature, very advanced for its time. It offers shutter-priority autoexposure, or unmetered manual mode. Only the autoexposure system requires a battery, however.


Sl17 the red bars in the window below the lever advance move, you have the camera loaded properly. On the right, those little red bars move with the film, showing caninet have loaded the film properly. Strangely enough, Nikon did not compete in the compact RF genre. Center shows the lens. This is one of the few small 35 RF’s with parallax compensating framelines.

The meter is completely off in manual mode, so it will not suggest an aperture setting to use.

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This page was last modified on 11 Octoberat Personal tools Log in. Please note it is possible to select a fixed flash output to match the above guide numbers with many different flash units. Weight 22 oz without film. I finally got my Canonet last week. They existed in chrome or in black.