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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This way, a faster speed gives less light on the cell. No more unintended door opening. Find More Posts by Kim Coxon. Hopefully I can replace this and get the meter to appear. It has a feeling of quality about it that you have to feel to understand. When the needle is in either the top or bottom red zone, the shutter will not actuate. The G-III 17 is quite pleasant to shoot. This method uses the flash sensor ON the flash for flash units so equipped.

The QL G-III added a stronger rewind lever, a battery test light beside the battery test button, and according to Canon “improved quality,” but they are almost identical in appearance http: Change the ASA with the small chrome lever on the film advance side of the lens. I have shot a couple rolls with it.

Slight fungus in the lens. 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 camonet time.

Canon Canonet QL17

The film door light seals have been replaced with new material. Guaranteed Delivery see all. I don’t really care about the battery check light, as you suggest. Outwardly the rewind crank cqnonet shaped differently and the “GIII” nampelate is canohet present. It was only in production for a short time before it was replaced by the GIII. The camera only supports a maximum film speed of ASA. Thanks for the help! Find More Posts by Kat. But do keep in mind that the meter is disabled during manual mode, meaning that the meter will not indicate what’s the current setting of the apature, you will have to take your eyes off the viewfinder and look at the apature ring to see what’s the apature setting.


It is one of the nicest maunal the ’70s compact Rangefinder genre.

It features fully shutter-priority automatic exposure and fully manual shooting modes. The integrated lightmeter provides shutter priority and manual modes.

If you find one, hang on to it and take care of it, it is a beautiful camera. Mine did not work for a bit, and then it did. But, I fudged my way through it. Do a keyword search for canonet and you may find a lot of info on repairing these cameras. You must log in or sign up to reply here.


Within 2 miles 5 miles 10 miles 15 miles 20 miles 50 miles 75 miles miles miles miles miles miles miles miles miles of. I had to do an unorthodox repair on the battery compartment.

Therefore, if you own a handheld light meteryou can use this camera without a battery. So to answer manusl others may also be curious about: I have the aperture ring set on “A” and I can turn the shutter speed dial and see the match needle in the caninet finder move through the meter scale accordingly.

The sensor is located on the forward part of the lens, which allows use of filters without manual compensation of exposure. There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time.

Thanks, i use ‘sunny 16’ when i’m outside, but some lighting conditions require something a little more accurate. See photo 4- 5 for picture of cracked lens. When selecting a different shutter speed, you can see a ring with a series of perforations moving in front of the metering cell.


The v iewfinder is clear and clean. 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.

The battery check function will drain the battery at a faster rate. Note the large for its class lever advance.

Canon Canonet QL17 G-lll. The black is rare and looks fantastic. 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 is easy to switch to manual mode too and you can make the choice between the two whilst on the fly. That said, the film door opens unintentionally if I press on it the wrong way. I only noticed this when I found an old battery which kept the light on all the time. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, thank you for your interest! I’d really appreciate a copy of that one if you managed to find one.

Shutter and lens are in great shape, works perfectly! This guy’s kit did not. Next, the push button is a non-cleaning no side to side movement ‘poking’ switch.

I wondered if I may have bent one of the tabs on the door slightly during my cleaning, and sure enough — I took a small flat-head screwdriver and pried both tabs out ever so slightly and now they catch as intended.