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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Load the camera by pulling up on the rewind lever, which caonnet open the back. Appearance of the item. Please be aware you will receive the item exactly as pictured, so only purchase if you are comfortable receiving as is.

Viewfinder is crystal clear and lens is free of any dust, fungus or scratches.

Seems like it underexposes by maybe a half to full stop. Widely regarded as a poor man’s Leica. There’s a small fresnel lens in front of the CdS cell. When the Canonet was popular, photographers had an unfounded terror of having batteries die while out in the field.

Take Pride to own this beauty! Canon Canonet QL17 Camera with its 45mm 1: Reasonably priced, perfect fit for every photo item, with exact under-load voltage. As stated, the light seal will need replaced as the old foam is tacky. Rangefinder patch is clear and accurate.



Tested with a modern battery. It is too tight for me with my fingernails, but with the tool it is no problem. A half-roll or film wasted, but that’s a minor inconvenience to having a good-as-new 40 year old camera functional again! No haze or fungus. I’m looking forward to using it as it has a great viewfinder with parallax correction that moves in the view as you focus.

Canonet QL17 GIII Battery Check Light

Thanks for the cannet What Canon do is make very capable cameras that everyone can use. Shoot a roll and see what you get. New light seals ready to shoot.

Canonet QL17 vs G-III QL17

The film door light seals have been replaced with new material. All Auction Caonn It Now. The battery check function will drain the battery at a faster rate. The meter is simple and the actions are simple too. It competes with the Leica CL, at far less cost. Avoid using Alkaline or Zinc-Air offerings!

As a result, I’ve stopped offering these as an alternative to repair clients. All fixed now and working! Show only see all.

Hi all, I thought I would revive this thread as I’ve got a lovely QL17 which appears to have a stuck battery check switch. 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.

Slight fungus in the lens. On the right, those little red bars move with manuap film, showing you have loaded the film properly. This page has been accessed 10, times. The view finder looks good. The G-III 17 is quite pleasant to shoot.


It did work for a while but there are too many third party programs that get round it. The quick load function means no fiddling about making sure that the leader is aligned with canoneh spools correctly, just load the film to the colored tab, close the door and crank the film advance.

Just wanted to follow-up Guaranteed 3 day delivery. It features fully shutter-priority automatic exposure and fully manual shooting modes.

I have one of the non-GIII’s. If the red bars in the window below the lever advance move, you have the camera loaded properly.

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Pic on left shows the plastic covered PC connection, the battery test button with the battery test light, and the very canln convenient lever rewind. Most of the Olys are there too with some Konica and others. When looking through the view finder of the camera it appears to be smudged or dirty.

Since it has a hotshoeno extra cables are required. I had ordered a new seals kit for my QL17, which came on Saturday. Item Location see all. When this camera was produced, mercury cells were standard, but this is no longer the case.