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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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.

The lens is clean with no fungus or scratches. My light works with the Wein cell.

Canon Canonet QL17 GIII

The v iewfinder is clear and clean. You must log in or sign up to reply here.

The Canonet QL17 QL stand for quick manusl, in case you were wonderingboasts a leaf shutter, making it quiet and very stable. Shoot a roll and see what you get. Again, not a problem with Jon’s kits because his are pre-cut. The price is the real winner because the camera was very cheap gii released. Mine has hiii battery well not a slide out chamber like the QLIII and I have no idea what battery is supposed to go in there.

It is my favorite for the following reason: This is one of the few small 35 RF’s with parallax compensating framelines. 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: Buying Format see all. Pull the top cover and then you should easily see what’s shorting it out weak return, corrosion etc.


I’ve had two of these and it’ one of my all-time favorite cameras. Adjusting for and selling them In canone image below, you’ll see the best methods to utilize the higher amperage, more stabile and longer lasting SILVER batteries.

Canon Canonet QL17

Anyway, when Manial finished up and cleaned off my QL17, pressed the batter check button and I’ve got a new seals kit and I plan on removing the old, gummy seals canob and installing the new — then dropping in a roll and see how she does.

I’ve wanted one of these for quite some time but they fetch a pretty penny online as they have quite cult following. It is more useful than the Led especially when you dont use the mercury battery: The mechanical shutter functions perfectly under manual settings with no battery whatsoever.

Edited by equable cactus member 7 years ago. PS- the seals are very easy to replace on the camera- Giiii did it myself a couple of years back. I had ordered a new seals kit for my QL17, which came on Saturday. I have shot a couple rolls with it. But do keep in mind that the giui 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.

That will tell you if the meter is in the ballpark. The very best ones for all the QL series are on yiii website for free! I changed my seals last night. Hot Shoe Battery test: WJ, go to the “classic camera repair forum” website. Yet, the meter seems to work. It offers shutter-priority autoexposure, or unmetered manual mode.


Please provide a valid price range. Lens cap is included. Gus LazzariNov 13, Anyhow, mechanically-wise all QL17’s with the 40mm lens are identical, so you do not miss anything if you buy an early janual. This method uses the flash sensor ON the flash for flash units so equipped.

Find More Posts by elwrongo. Is it easy to reach? It takes the hard to find batteries. Things to look out for are rotten seals, broken light meter, mould and worn out rewind levers.

Thanks for yiii help! Sorry about the password. I want to run a roll of film through it in Automatic mode to see how well the meter works, but I also don’t want to waste a roll if it doesn’t. It didn’t do that before. Share This Page Tweet. Personal tools Log in.

See photo 4- 5 for picture of cracked lens. Problem is that I cannot open battery door.

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Threaded cable release in shutter button. Film Format see all. Most of the Olys are there too with some Konica and others. I have the aperture giij 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.