Canonet 17 QL GIII : worth it ?

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  1. Laurent

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    Hello all,

    I've been offered a Canonet 17 for €50, with no AE (seems to be due to a broken thread) and, more important for me, what appears like fungi on the inner side of the front lens...

    Does this seem like a good offer for the price, or sould I look for something else ?

    Additional question : how hard is it to remove the front cell of the lens ?
     
  2. Anscojohn

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  3. njelle

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    I'll second Anscojohn,
    i got a mint cannonet for under 40 Euro with the leatherette and perfectly working AE, clean lens so yeah
    that's a little too much asked.
    cheers
     
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    I would pass. You can get a Konica S2 and may other good RF cameras pretty darn cheap these days.
     
  5. Laurent

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    Thanks for your answers !! I'll let this one go and look for something else !
     
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    Avoid anything with fungi.
     
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    I love my canonet, but avoid that one like the plague! Look for another one, there are plenty out there. I bought mine for just a few rolls of film! = $35
     
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    Canonet is a great camera, but like the rest i would advoid it.

    Jeff
     
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    I got mine for $25 on the auction site and it's in nice shape. No case, but, hey.
     
  10. Dave Wooten

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    Gosh Laurent why did nt you mention it when you were here? I had one just sitting on the top shelf looking sad and lonely :smile:
     
  11. Pumal

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    Get a Canonet that works: 28 or GIII or QL F/1.9
     
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  12. Laurent

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    Maybe because I did not know I needed one at this time :smile:

    Even sadder is that I had no chance to fly to the US again, and had no chance meeting you again !!

    At the moment, my Rolleiflex does a decent street camera, even if the kit is a bit too big (OK, I have to admit I carry the camera plus spare film(s) plus meter(s) plus table-tripod plus ....