CANON CANONET QL17 MANUAL PDF

Weight: g? The top plate only houses the shutter-release, with a locking ring for time-exposures, the frame counter and an accessory shoe. The clean lines of the top are achieved by putting the advance lever underneath, together with the rewind crank, rewind release and back catch. The advance lever had an end which hinged downwards, making it easy to operate using the left middle- or third-finger.

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Weight: g? The top plate only houses the shutter-release, with a locking ring for time-exposures, the frame counter and an accessory shoe. The clean lines of the top are achieved by putting the advance lever underneath, together with the rewind crank, rewind release and back catch.

The advance lever had an end which hinged downwards, making it easy to operate using the left middle- or third-finger. These controls on the bottom necessitate corresponding holes in the every-ready case. Rangefinder focusing is controlled by a lever attached to the focus ring, also at the bottom of the camera. The selenium meter cell is arranged around the Canon SE 45mm f1. Film speed is set between ASA by a lever in the shutter speed ring.

The viewfinder features a bright-line, and a scale showing the aperture. Early models had no aperture scale but used two arrows to indicate over or under exposure. These early models also had a limited ASA range as did the first model with the aperture scale.

There is a PC socket beside the lens, and a switch on the lens barrel for X- or M- flash sync. There is a self-timer - set by a lever on the lens barrel. Historical Notes Edit Canon, at the time known as a high-end camera maker, caused commotion in the industry at the idea of this mid-priced camera. However, initial stocks sold out in only two hours after release. Within two and a half years, a million Canonets had been sold [1] , and successive Canonet models continued into the mid s.

The Canonet name was also used for some 8mm cine cameras, as Cine Canonet.

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The Basic Issues ALL of the 60ss rangefinders, not just Canonets, seem to have the following issues in common: deteriorated foam light seals gummy, sticky, messy and cloudy rangefinder glass. To get inside, though, requires taking off the top cap — the metal shroud that houses the rangefinder. First remove any visible screws, sometimes there are three or four, sometimes as few as one or two. The rewind knob is almost invariably removed by opening the back, placing a bar of some sort screwdriver, tweezers in the fork that enters the film canister, and winding the knob counterclockwise to unscrew it. A little extra pressure is required to get it started. The wind lever is almost always held in by a top cap removed by a spanner in two holes or by gripping the outside and twisting counterclockwise.

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Expecting little, I came away very impressed. Whenever the design was upgraded the name would be changed to reflect this. These design changes are for the best since the shooter gains ultimate compactness while still retaining a focal length that is arguably perfect for street photography. Of similar importance in street shooting is the ability of the photographer to inconspicuously melt into his or her surroundings. This can be difficult with massive, shiny cameras. While the chrome Canonets can stand out in a crowd as attractive vintage machines, the all black version is damn near invisible. This version is fairly rare and excellent examples will fetch a premium, but the added invisibility will be a big draw for the serious street shooter.

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Photographers often talk about the "joy" of shooting film: supposedly a more tactile, physical, intimate way of creating photographs. To be honest, I thought it was all a bit pretentious The Canonet QL You may be skeptical, and understandably so.

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It features fully shutter-priority automatic exposure and fully manual shooting modes. The integrated lightmeter provides shutter priority and manual modes. The sensor is located on the forward part of the lens , which allows use of filters without manual compensation of exposure. The Canonet can use standard flashes, or the Canolite D which was custom-designed for the Canonet. Exposure meter[ edit ] The exposure meter uses a PX mercury battery, which is now discontinued.

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