canonet ql17 111

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  1. du a gwyn

    du a gwyn Member

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    hello,i've just become a proud owner of a cononet ql17111.i've been looking for a nice one for a long time.it going to be strange shooting 35mm again,i'm normally a 120 and 5x4 film man.i allways felt that i needed something that would fit my pocket.off to Ireland in a few days and it will becoming with me to do some street photography.will let you know how it goes.looking for the dedicated flash for it now.any one know of where i can get one in the UK?
    hwyl am y tro!
     
  2. aparat

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    Congratulations! I just got one myself, including CLA. It seems to be a really nicely made, well thought-out camera. I look forward to using it during my trip to Michigan in a couple of weeks.

    As far as flash is concerned, why not use something like a Vivitar 285HV? I am using my Nikon SB-800 via a radio remote. Works great, even on Auto.

    aparat
     
  3. Sino

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    Same here, it's been four days since I have one and I think I'm falling in love with that tiny camera. It works superb until now, but I definitely must learn how to focus quick with a rangefinder. Let's see how the first negs will come out! :smile:

    -Sino.
     
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    The 285 is a bit big for a Canonet!

    The Canolite "D" flash is made for the Canonet. It trips the automatic flash mode, which is a Follow-Focus method to set the aperture automatically. It is like the Minolta "Easy-Flash" system. They are small units, and will not cause the camera to tumble over.
     
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    IIRC, that little fella has a seven element lens. I know for certain it is capable of real quality results. And sometimes the little "quick load" pads in the film advance need a bit of roughing up with a type writer eraser.

    John, Mount Vernon, VA USA
     
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    I have used my old Vivitar 280 AT on my QL17 with a sync chord. Not half bad if I may say so myself. I keep the s/s at 60 just to be on the safe side.
     
  8. du a gwyn

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    thanks for all your reply's,anybody in the UK got a spare original lens hood for this camera and lens set up for sale,just to finish this nice camera off.
    hwyl am y tro.
     
  9. Steve Bellayr

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    Buy a Hama hood 49mm size comes with cap. They can be found at bhphoto. I found that the hama's are less intrusive than the round ones on the older fixed lens rangefinders. I had one on a Yashica GSN and an old time camera buff stopped me because he could recognize the camera with it (although he owned one...I thought it was funny.) Also, with a Gordy strap hanging from your hand it's like you don't even have a camera...it becomes an extension.
     
  10. Wayne R. Scott

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    The Canon QL-17 GIII takes 48mm filters and hoods, unfortunately.

    Wayne
     
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    I've been searching on the eBay for similar items. There seems to be a company that offers 48mm filter lots [by the way they look they must be REALLY cheap filters, I wouldn't buy them] and snap-on lens cap, lens shade etc. I bought the cap & shade since I want to protect the lens, and the money was too little anyway. I'll let you know if the quality is bearable. Another option for the filters is a step up ring...

    -Sino.
     
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    need help

    Just got a QL 17 (not GIII) from goodwill. Who does a good CLA? What are the battery issues?
     
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    Talysarn people aren't as rich as Llanllyfni people, so I've just bought a Canonet 28. I. going to photograph Cleif's new house extension with it.
    Hwyl !!!!
     
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    On the Hama Hood though it is 49mm with a small piece of self adhesive felt it works perfectly.