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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What are the differences between these two models the second and third versions, not the origianl with the 45mm lens?

Canon Canonet QL17

Rangefinder patch is crisp. 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. It’s in like new condition with really no wear.

It competes with the Leica CL, at far less cost. Find More Posts by jpbob The viewfinder is clear. I am a jack of all trades, master of none. A dedicated flash unit was sold with this Canonet.


Don’t let the Leica gods hear this, but I actually like it better than my M3. Widely regarded as a poor man’s Leica. So, whatever I did by flipping my camera around, etc.

I’ve got film in the camera at the moment so haven’t taken the top cover off. This is a very easy camera to use, it was designed for the mass market, so there was no point in making it overly complex.

Canon et G III QL17 Instructions Manual

Gus LazzariNov 13, When this camera was produced, mercury cells were standard, but this is no longer the case. I purchased one from pratedthai last night.

Although I made it work, Jon’s kit and instructions are hard to beat. If you don’t know it, Google it. It works for a while to stop the cheapskates downloading them and selling them on eBay. Shutter and lens are in great shape, works perfectly!

The Canonet can use standard flashes or the Canonlite D which was custom-designed for the Canonet. Both work, so there’s the good new.


Removal of the old gummy seals is the most challenging part. Very numerous, used prices are surprisingly inexpensive. Other functions work properly.

Canon Canonet QL17 – Matt’s Classic Cameras

This is one of the few small 35 RF’s with parallax compensating framelines. Just trimmed back a couple of pieces of seal material that were too long, but that didn’t fix the door opening problem. It is part of an Estate Collection and it has not been tested. So a little tarnish build-up can interfere and cause resistance; so intermittent or NO function. Canonet QL 17 Manual. One of the nicest black paint copies I’ve seen.

But, at least I know that the camera “works”. Rangefinder patch is clear and accurate. This is a very good stealth camera, especially if you have the black version.

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