Canon New Canonet QL17 w/Leather Pouch

Cleaned rangefinder camera in [Excellent-], tested and fully working condition.
Comes with a lens cap, strap and a leather pouch.

Work I have done on the camera:
– Light meter rewired
– Cleaned battery chamber
– Replaced light seals
– Replaced leather (Black)
– Cleaned viewfinder
– Calibrated rangefinder
– General clean

The Camera is tested with film.
Scroll images for examples.

There are some signs of use.
Small scratches and marks. Small dents.
Discolorations and a little patina.
A small dent in the filter thread (it is still possible to screw on filters).
Cleaned and very clear viewfinder with correctly calibrated rangefinder.
Very clean inside with new light seals.
No fungus, no fog, no scratches and normal dust inclusions in the lens.
No oil on the aperture or shutter blades.
The focus is smooth but slightly audible.

The New Canonet  QL17 is a legendary coupled rangefinder, leaf-shuttered, fixed focal length camera, first manufactured by Canon in 1969. It features shutter-priority automatic exposure and fully manual shooting modes. It is an very solid fun to use real rangefinder camera with an impressive sharp and fast 45mm f1.7 lens.
The Canonet QL17 is the second generation of Canonet, following the original Canonet. The New Canonet QL17 features a 45 mm f1.7 Lens. The sensor is located on the forward part of the lens, which allows use of filters without manual compensation of exposure.

– Lens: Canon Lens 45mm f1.7
– Shutter speeds: B, 1/4 to 1/500 sec.
– Aperture: 1.9 to 16
– ISO: 50 to 800ISO
– Automatic mode with automatic selection of aperture according to the set shutter speed
– Full manual mode with free choice of aperture and shutter speed
– Quickload system for easy film loading
– Shutter lock to prevent incorrect exposure in A mode
– Frame counter with automatic reset when opening the film door

The exposure meter uses a PX625 mercury battery, which is now discontinued. The alkaline equivalent (PX625A 1.5V) can be used, but the different voltage, different discharge curve, and absence of voltage regulation circuit cause incorrect metering that results in between 1.5-f-stop underexposure at the beginning of the life of the alkaline battery and 1.5-f-stop overexposure at the end.

This degree of incorrect exposure is tolerable with negative colour or black-and-white films, but is more noticeable with slide films.
So you can use a normal 1.5 Battery (PX625A).  For more accurate exposure you can use a 1.4 Volt hearing aid battery or a Wein Cell MRB675 1.35V in an battery adapter.

-The shown test film was shot with a normal PX623A 1.5V Battery!

Please take a close look at the pictures.

Price: 280CHF
Shipping Switzerland: 9CHF
Shipping International: Max. 37CHF
Status: Available