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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It is one of the nicest of the ’70s compact Rangefinder genre. It competes with the Leica CL, at far less cost. Its specifications are pretty nifty for its genre. The Canon web site goes on to explain manuak the “G” stood for “grade up” in quality improvement, and the “III” for the third of the Canonet series.

This is one of the few small 35 RF’s with parallax compensating framelines.

Hot Shoe Battery test: 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. Correct film loading window: If the red bars in the window below the lever advance move, you have the camera loaded properly. However, a rotating film rewind lever as you advance the film tells you the same thing PC connection with protective plastic cover.

Threaded cable release in shutter button. This mechanical system can be superior to electronic systems, since it can’t be fooled by subject reflectance. Remember you don’t have to have the Canolite flash to use the GN feature. Please note it is possible to select a fixed flash output to match the above guide numbers giiii many different flash units. This gii uses the flash sensor ON the flash for flash units so equipped. If you have a flash for your SLR, it may have this capability.


Canon Canonet QL 17 GIII – – The free camera encyclopedia

The battery off switch is effectively the lens cap, or a camera bag. With the metering cell in on the filter ring, a lens cap means no light to the metering cell, which means no current q1l7 through the metering circuit.

Symbols for sunny, clouds, and dark clouds can be found on the lens barrel near the film speed lock. These are intended to help photogs who don’t understand shutter speeds, and can be ignored by experienced manuual takers.

Load the camera by pulling up on the rewind lever, which will open the back. 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. Gently manuao the advance lever to take up the slack in the film cartridge.

If the rewind lever does not turn when you advance the film, the film is not loaded correctly. Weight 22 oz without film. Very numerous, used prices are surprisingly inexpensive.

Perhaps the easiest solution is have your repairman adjust the meter to the new 1. Does not have a “Nikon” engraving on top Strangely enough, Sl17 did not compete in the compact RF genre. The G-III is very well finished, more so than you would expect from this class of camera. It has a feeling of quality about it that you have to feel to understand.


Canon et G III QL17 Instructions Manual

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. Center shows the lens. The ASA range of 25 to is shown atop the lens.

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

On the right, those little red bars move with the film, showing you have loaded the film properly. Note the large for its class lever advance. The bottom of the camera shows the battery compartment, and the main problem of the G-III.

It takes the hard to find batteries. To the right is Canon’s superb Quick Loading Film system. Just bring the film leader over to the red mark, close the camera, and advance the film. Do you prefer a longer lens? The G-III 17 is quite pleasant to shoot. The viewfinder is large, bright and very usable, though admittedly not up to Leica M standards. The body and the lens were both black, making for a handsome, unobtrusive camera.