Rangefinder Film Cameras of the 1960s and 1970s

Canon canonet QL25 picture Canon canonet QL25 picture

The Canon Canonet QL25 The Canon Canonet QL25 (1965) is often available cheaply because the lens is a bit slower than the more glamorous QL17, and QL19. Type: 35mm Rangefinder Film Camera Lens: Canon Lens SE 45mm f2.5 – 16. There are 5 glass elements in 4 groups.   Shutter speeds: 1/15, 1/30, 1/60. 1/125,…

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Canon Canonet QL19 “New” (1971) Canon Canonet QL19 “New” (1971)

Canon Canonet QL19 The Canon Canonet QL19 is one of my favourite rangefinder cameras. It is very well built and produces sharp contrasty negatives. Confusingly there were several quite different models of the Canonet QL19 produced by Canon. The first was introduced in 1961. It had a large body measuring 140mm wide and a selenium…

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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…

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