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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Canon Canonet QL 17 GIII – – The free camera encyclopedia

Edited by equable cactus member 7 years ago. The battery off switch is effectively the lens cap, or a camera bag.

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. Therefore, if you own a handheld light meteryou can use this camera without a battery.

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In shutter-priority mode, the automatically selected aperture is indicated in the viewfinder by a needle over an aperture scale. Threaded cable release in shutter button. This is one of the few small 35 RF’s with parallax compensating framelines.

Change the ASA with the small chrome lever on the film qo17 side of the lens.


The camera only supports a maximum film speed of ASA. If the red bars in the window below the lever advance move, you have the camera loaded properly. And stock up on hearing aid batteries too and you’ll be good to go.

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. Remember you don’t have to have the Canolite flash to use the GN feature.

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. There’s a small fresnel lens in front of the CdS cell. Does canlnet have a “Nikon” engraving on top It is too small and too tight to work for me. The G-III 17 is quite pleasant to shoot. Gently turn the advance lever to kanual up the slack in the film cartridge.

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Weight 22 oz without film. Cxnonet takes the hard to find batteries. It is too tight for me with my fingernails, but with the tool it is no problem. The meter is completely off in manual mode, so it will not suggest an aperture setting to use.

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 yiii do get one. Load the camera by pulling up on the rewind lever, which will open the back. I love that camera.

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The body and the caonnet were both black, making for a handsome, unobtrusive camera. Save Cancel Drag to set position! 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.

Note the large for its class lever advance. It offers shutter-priority autoexposure, or unmetered manual mode.

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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.

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

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. Manul best site is www.