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    I had mine convereted to 1.5v Silver Oxide. Works great. Stable and batt's last much longer.

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    I just finished my first roll in the QL17 and plan to develop it shortly. I have one last question on these. I take it there is no "advance lock" and you have to pay attention to that tiny indicator to tell you you have advanced and are ready for the next shot? In other words, there's nothing to stop you from double advancing the lever and skipping a frame accidently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
    I take it there is no "advance lock" and you have to pay attention to that tiny indicator to tell you you have advanced and are ready for the next shot? In other words, there's nothing to stop you from double advancing the lever and skipping a frame accidently.
    There must be something wrong with yours. My canonet won't advance if the shutter is already cocked (indicator showing red). The lever will refuse to turn past the standoff position.

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    Hmm, that was my other possibility. It did seem odd there would be no lock to prevent double advancing. I guess I better be careful. I'm sure I will find two blank frames... or worse if it isn't functioning very well period.
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    Rick Oleson has a good overview of how to fix the winder lock issue here:

    http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-30.html

    (second and third pictures)

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    Thanks much for the link, I may give it a try. I just finished developing my first roll out of the camera and they look pretty good. Can't do any real close inspection until they are dry though. The cam meter and my Sekonic agree and the "auto" setting seems pretty good as well under most conditions. Free cameras are especially fun.
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    Well, I can see why folks like the QL17, nice little camera. I noticed some uneven spacing between frames, but I think that might be me not completely advancing the lever firmly. At first the shutter bothered me, a bit long-ish stroke compared, say to Nikons, but came to like it, silky smooth than a very quiet release. Advance lock not working as mentioned earlier, looked at the instructions for fixing it but I wonder if the risk of going into the camera, which I've never done before, and messing things up is greater than original problem. I can avoid double advances.. I think.
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    Congrats on the camera, looks to me like it works fine. I'd agree that the advance lock is a problem I could probably live with and I dont think I'd open the camera to try a fix. I love my QL17!
    Various Canons and Nikons. A Mamiya and a Bronica. A couple Brownies, and a Couple of Argus' (Argi?)

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