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    FS: Canonet QL17 GIII

    A functioning camera with an appalling front element.

    The camera works, range finder patch is a little faint but not as bad as some XAs. I've used this without battery and all is fine, when I got it the battery was working at the meter seemed fine as well.

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    Now, the bad news, the front element looks terrible. It looks like some sort of pitting which I've found hard to photograph. I don't think it's fungus but who knows. Please look at the photo.

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    Is this hole supposed to be here?

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    I hope I'm not being overly optimistic by asking £15 for this.
    Steve.

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    The hole is where a strap lug is supposed to be. You may be a bit optimistic on price but who knows? I've owned several of these cameras, they are pretty great performers. My last one was stolen, otherwise I'd still be shooting it.

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    Thanks for the info erikg

    Canonet pending.
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    Does the shutter work well? If so, it may be usable. A two step treatment of vinegar and then alcohol works wonders for the lens. The rangefinder can be cleaned easily by removing the top cover. When clean, they have one of the nicest viewfinders around.
    Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.

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    Sold!
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