Canonet 1961 model focus question

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  1. jacdem

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    I bought a Canonet today for $2 US here in Mali, West Africa. As it was that cheap i decided to buy it and try to learn how it works. i can see that my generation was spoiled by digital cameras. After 2 hours i know now how to open the film room but i still don't understand how things work on the camera. the camera itself is in good shape and all the mechanics works, the light meter also works. I was reading that to get focus on the camera, i should align the two images in the viewfinder. I must say I am confused. when i look on the viewfinder i can only see one images and when i move the focus ring nothing changes. Is there something wrong? if so how can i fix it? i really love this camera which is built like a tank. i am learning photography as an enthusiast and own a Sony Alpha a550 and 6 differents lenses.
     
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    i found how to check it. thx
     
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    thx for your reply. mine is the original canonet with selenium photocells on the lens. I am really falling in love with the cameracamera.
     
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    You have a lens in your possession that is comparable to the very best of any manufacturer. (And I do NOT apologize for making that statement, so there!) In fact, I would rate the (absolutely sensational) lens on the 'larger' Canonet HIGHER than the lens on the G III QL 17. - David Lyga