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Discussion in 'Rangefinder Forum' started by Stephanie Brim, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Stephanie Brim

    Stephanie Brim Member

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    Whether your glass is made by Canon, Leica, Russia, Or CV, I want to know that I'm not alone.

    I actually have two: A Canon P and a Canonet 28 (which I'm trying like MAD to get rid of because I don't use it). I use Russian glass for now.

    So...what've you got?
     
  2. dmr

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    A QL17 GIII. Nothing really special, but I do like it.

    Also have a Mamiya SD.
     
  3. Andy K

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    QL17 GIII here too. Very handy little camera!
     
  4. Mackinaw

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    A III-a, L1 and 7. A few G-IIIs' too (nice for travel).
     
  5. matt miller

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    I have a QL17 GIII, my first & only rf. I like it a lot. I have been lusting over an olive Bessa R2, but don't have the funds.
     
  6. Steve Smith

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    Anothe QL17 here. It doesn't get much use though.

    Steve.
     
  7. Wayne R. Scott

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    Canon P x 2
    OL-17 GIII x 4
    QL-19
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    Canonette
    Canonette 28

    I think that's about it.

    Wayne
     
  8. f/stopblues

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    Another QL-17 here, though not a GIII. Used to have a QL-19 as well, but sold it. It was my first rangefinder and soon led to my Bessa R2a purchase. I still use the QL-17 for my "rougher" type shooting, ie. a snowmobiling trip last winter or tossing in the dry bag for whitewater rafting. Love those RF's!
     
  9. Tom Hoskinson

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  10. bjorke

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    I occasionally dust off my IIIc. I mounted a Voigtlander 50mm finder on it, much brighter and faster than the integrated VF/RF. And I have the Auto-Up of course!

    And a G-III. I mean, c'mon, they're everywhere
     
  11. ScottH

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    Canon P, here.
     
  12. mawz

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    2x QL17 G-III's. Love 'em.
     
  13. zenrhino

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    QL17 GIII

    In fact its sitting in my bag right next to me, waiting to be sent off for a CLA and new seals.
     
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  15. mgb74

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    Got one back from Ken Hinkle with a CLA and new seals a few weeks ago. Haven't had time to try it out, but the work on the seals looks good.
     
  16. DBP

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    An L, and some Canonets.
     
  17. Trask

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    Canon P, L-1, and a 7s. Canon 100mm f/3.5 -- beautiful light-weight telephoto. Various Nikon, Leitz and Voigtlander SM lenses. Lots of fun.
     
  18. Glenn Mathison

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    And another QL17- GIII. A great fun camera to use.
     
  19. narsuitus

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    I carry the Canonet QL17- GIII rangefinder as a backup camera.
     
  20. doitashimashite

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    Canonet G-III QL17

    Yesterday I bought a Canonet G-III QL17 for $38 in working condition. I replaced the foam light seals (had turned into a sticky black mess) and shot a roll of Fomapan T200 (a tsjech B&W with a unique nostalgic look) which I developed and scanned same evening.

    For those interested, here's the roll:

    http://www.xs4all.nl/~acben/Speelhuislaan.zip
    http://www.xs4all.nl/~acben/Speelhuislaan2.zip

    Nothing artistic, just a test.

    The PX625 batteries are no longer available; I used PX625A, which have a higher voltage. No big deal when shooting B&W (as you can see), but when using slide film the results will be overexposed (better use a manual light meter then.)

    More info on the camera:

    http://www.cameraquest.com/canql17.htm
     
  21. Glenn Mathison

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    That's an interesting nickname for someone in NL. Are you Japanese?

    If so, subarashi !!
     
  22. bnjlosh

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    I have a Canonet QL17- GIII and I like it a lot, don't use it much because I prefer my Franka Solida folder med format better, but it is a great camera
     
  23. doitashimashite

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    I'm Dutch, but my lady is Japanese!
     
  24. silva lining

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    I have a Canon VT deluxe - a QL17 GIII, Black QL17 and QL19 - The Black QL 17 is my favourite Canon Rangefinder. Although the 50 1.2 that came with the VT deluxe spends most of its life on my M3 :smile:
     
  25. Jim Jones

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    I have a much abused P that I bought new in the 1960s and a 7 with 50mm f/1.4 bought used in Okinawa in 1968 for $35!
     
  26. ZorkiKat

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    Got a IIb and IVSB. Used to have a IIIb and a 7, but these have been scrapped.

    They don't get to be used as much as my FSU rangefinders though. My IIb was last seen sporting a red lizard (snake?) trim and collapsible FED 50 mm lens.
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