Canon Canonet QL17 (1965)

Canon Canonet QL17

This model   Type: 35mm Rangefinder Film Camera

Lens: Canon Lens SE 45mm f1.7 – 16. There are 6 glass elements in 5 groups.

Shutter speeds: B (bulb), 1 second, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60. 1/125, 1/250. 1/500.

Viewfinder: Viewfinder combined with a rangefinder. Bright frame with moving parallax correction lines. Rangefinder spot rectangle. The viewfinder of the Canonet QL17 is large, bright and easy to use. Magnification ratio 0.7x. Aperture reading showed along the top of the viewfinder.

EE Mechanism: Shutter priority auto exposure. EE or Electronic Eye exposure meter.

Film Speeds: ASA 25 to 800 / Adjustment by a lever underneath the lens.

Battery: Originally 1 x Mallory RM-1R. Works with one cheap alkaline LR44W button cell. This is 1.55 volt but seems to provide correct exposure – at least with negative film.

Manual Control of Aperture: Yes. Both auto exposure and manual control.

Shutter: Copal Leaf Shutter. Speeds range from 1 second to 1/500 of a second.

Self Timer: yes

Flash Contact: Accessory shoe without direct contact. There is a conventional flash socket on the front of the camera. Electronic flash works at all shutter speeds.

Film Advance: Single stroke approx. 120 degrees. The Canonet QL17 features Canon’s excellent Quick Loading film system.

Film Counter: Resets automatically.

Size: 140 x 79 x 69mm (including lens).

Weight: 830g


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