They existed in chrome or in black. With over a million of the cameras sold, they are fairly common at flea markets and garage sales as well. The meter uses a CdS cell mounted on the lens, just above the front element. It offers shutter-priority autoexposure, or unmetered manual mode. It uses a match-needle system in the viewfinder, showing apertures.
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They existed in chrome or in black. With over a million of the cameras sold, they are fairly common at flea markets and garage sales as well. The meter uses a CdS cell mounted on the lens, just above the front element.
It offers shutter-priority autoexposure, or unmetered manual mode. It uses a match-needle system in the viewfinder, showing apertures. There's a small fresnel lens in front of the CdS cell. When selecting a different shutter speed, you can see a ring with a series of perforations moving in front of the metering cell.
This way, a smaller aperture gives less light on the cell. A simple, mechanical solution. Since the metering unit is placed within the filter thread , it compensates automatically for filters.
Very handy. It was designed to use the PX mercury battery, no longer available in the US. The circuitry in the camera holds up well against slightly higher voltages, so you can use a PXA alkaline battery as a drop-in replacement, but you will find your exposures tend to be slightly off.
Only the autoexposure system requires a battery, however. The mechanical shutter functions perfectly under manual settings with no battery whatsoever.
Therefore, if you own a handheld light meter , you can use this camera without a battery. A dedicated flash unit was sold with this Canonet. Since it has a hotshoe , no extra cables are required.
However if you want to use another type of flash, there is a flash contact hidden beneath plastic cover on the left of the body, near the carrying eyes. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Contents [ show ]. Canon Cameras. Categories :. Cancel Save. Community content is available under GFDL unless otherwise noted.
Canon Canonet QL17 Manual
This is a classic vintage camera, solidly built and very nice to hold. Having the full "Quick Loading" script rather than just "QL" indicates that this was probably one of the earlier models off the production line around It has not been used for a considerable number of years. It is complete but over time some of the casing components and lens have become a bit loose so it will require a service. Comes protected in its complete black leather case with expected wear and patina for its age.
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The poor mans Leica. I have heard this so many times when doing my research for my first rangefinder camera. If I had to imagine what a retro camera looked like, I would pretty much have this camera as the image in my head. It looked clean and the light seals had been replaced recently so this seemed like a good deal to me. The camera had such a good reputation so what could go wrong.