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 bottom of the camera shows the battery compartment, and the main problem of the G-III.


It was designed to use the PX mercury battery, no longer available in the US. Fanonet Goodman’s light seal kits are excellent for this.

Only the autoexposure system requires a battery, however. Retrieved from ” http: Therefore, if you own a handheld light canometyou can use this camera without a battery.

Change the ASA with the small chrome lever on the film advance side of the lens.

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Hot Shoe Battery test: It competes with the Leica CL, at far less cost. Does not have a “Nikon” engraving on top If the rewind lever does not turn when you advance the film, the film is not loaded correctly.

They existed in chrome or in black. 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.

But do gili in mind that the meter is disabled during manual mode, meaning that the meter majual 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. These are intended to help photogs who don’t understand shutter speeds, and can be ignored by experienced picture takers.

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Overview Discussions Photos Members Map. If you don’t know it, Google it. The body and the lens were both black, making for a handsome, unobtrusive camera.

Since the metering unit is placed within the filter threadit compensates automatically for filters. Strangely enough, Nikon did not compete in the compact RF genre. The ASA range of 25 to is shown atop the lens. Weight 22 oz without film.

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It offers shutter-priority autoexposure, or unmetered manual mode. I finally got my Manuao last week. 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. When selecting a different shutter speed, you can see a ring with a series of perforations moving in front of the metering cell.

Personal tools Log in. And stock up on hearing aid batteries too and you’ll be good to go. The G-III 17 is quite pleasant to shoot. It might not be totally stuck. This is one of the few small 35 RF’s with parallax compensating framelines. In shutter-priority mode, the automatically selected aperture is indicated in the viewfinder by a needle over an aperture scale.

Edited by equable cactus member 7 years ago. Canon Gjii QL17 G-lll. Privacy policy About Camera-wiki. The Canonet is a little more involved than most, but still a pretty easy task if you take the time and go slow.


This way, a faster speed gives less light on canlnet cell. 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. Congrats for you Canonet. Symbols for sunny, clouds, and dark clouds can be found on the lens barrel near the film speed lock. Its specifications are pretty nifty for its genre.

I use this rule often with no meter camera. There’s a small fresnel lens in front of the CdS cell. Views Read View source View history. Threaded cable release in shutter button.

The ISO ring tab has a little notch in it meant for a fingernail, I think. The viewfinder is large, bright and very usable, though admittedly not up to Leica M standards. It has a feeling of quality about it that you have to feel to understand.

The best site is www. However, a rotating film rewind lever as you advance the film tells you the same thing PC canonwt with protective plastic cover. Save Cancel Drag to set position! Remember you don’t have to have the Canolite flash to use the GN feature.

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