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Canonet QL 17 GIII





35mm film


The Canonet QL 17 GIII is the final, high-end version of Canon’s famous Canonet compact rangefinder series of the 60s and 70s. Released by Japanese’s brand in 1972.

It provides shutter-priority auto-exposure and parallax compensation with its 40mm f/1.7 lens. The lens is sharpest at f/4 – f/5.6 Its Copal leaf shutter offers shutter speeds from 1/4 to 1/500, with X flash sync at any speed. The camera only supports a maximum film speed of 800 ASA.

It is about 2/3 the weight of a Leica M6 with a similar lens, and is much quieter, making it an excellent alternative to higher-priced rangefinder cameras.

“QL” means quick load.

Overall, the Canonet QL 17 GIII is a good choice for photographers, even professional ones, who want a compact and lightweight camera that is easy to use. It is especially well-suited for street and travel photography, thanks to its compact size and simple control layout.



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