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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It takes the hard to find batteries. Again, not a problem with Jon’s kits because his are pre-cut. Gently turn the advance lever to take up the slack in the film cartridge. Anyway, when I finished up and cleaned off my QL17, pressed the batter check button and Once you get used to this it will be an extremely fast focusing action.

Reasonably priced, perfect fit for every photo item, with exact under-load voltage. 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. Delivery Options see all. If the rewind lever does not turn when you advance the film, the film is not loaded correctly. We’ll see how it goes! As an added bonus, I will include a free roll of film with this order.


It has a great 6 element 40mm 1: These cameras look the same other than the power check buttonI’ve put some lens elements from camera 1 to camera 2 and vice-versa to replace some scratched elements. Custom Bundle see all.

Pretty happy with that The shutter is in perfect order in all speeds. This model features shutter priority Auto and Manual shutter modes.

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Hot Shoe Battery test: Guaranteed Delivery see all. WJ, go to the “classic camera repair forum” website.

Genuine Canon QL17 Case. That was my thought; that if it seems to be working properly, the meter moves as I move through shutter speeds, and prevents firing when out of range — it must be working.

The film door light seals have been replaced with new material.

I have the aperture ring set on “A” and I can turn the shutter speed dial and see the match needle in the view finder move through the meter scale accordingly. Or compare it against another camera or a light meter.

If you have a flash for your SLR, it may have this capability. The lens and viewfinder are clean and clear. It might not be totally stuck. Now, to load it up and make some pictures. John Goodman’s light seal kits are excellent for this. It is too small and too tight to work for me. I already put a roll of film in it but I may rewind it and figure out where I sent a little heavy with the seals.


A half-roll or film wasted, but that’s a minor inconvenience to having a good-as-new 40 year old camera functional again! That is actually my favorite Canonet. This camera has an incredibly short focus action.

The password for all the manuals is “Pentax”. The main difference is the battery check. Find More Posts by Kim Coxon.

Canon et G III QL17 Instructions Manual

The rings all function well on the lens. I’ve had two of these and it’ one of my all-time favorite cameras. It competes with the Leica CL, at far less cost. You will know if things are fine if you see light meter movements, and reaction to variation in light. The nicest of the four I described is the ‘gold plated’ adapter. The sensor is located on the forward part of the lens, which allows use of filters without manual compensation of exposure.

The very small dimple scuffs on the right top of body. Body has minimal marks from use. Views Read View source View history. It is my favorite for the following reason: Even a complete beginner will be able to pick this thing up and be shooting manually within a week.

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