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    I enjoy my GIII QL17. It's a compact, convenient carryaround camera with a sharp lens, and 40mm is a nice focal length.

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    Hey, does anyone have access to a pdf owners manual for the QL17? For me for the past 3 1/2 since I got it, it has been pretty much T and E. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flash19901
    Hey, does anyone have access to a pdf owners manual for the QL17? For me for the past 3 1/2 since I got it, it has been pretty much T and E. Thank you.
    Here: http://www.pentax-manuals.com/manual...ii_ql17_19.pdf

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    I have a Leica M3 and a Canon Canonet QL17 GIII. Both are decent bookends, I am continually blown away at the quality of the photos, I bought mine refurbed from my Camera tech and it was the best $120CDN I spent. you learn how to work around the limitations. I am happy with mine.

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    Bought one, love the results, bought a second one, gave it to a friend, she loves it, the wheels keep turning . . .

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    Just got back from several days in New Mexico. Wanting to pack light, I left my Leicas home and took along a compact digicam for color and a G3 for B&W. Just processed the film last night (Ilford FP4+) and the results are superb. A great lens and a small, compact sturdy camera.

    Jim Bielecki

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    Yep, I bought one a few months ago off of rangefinderforum. It's a delight - why can't loading my Leica be this easy? For some reason I've currently got Provia inside, but I usually just load up Tri-X or FP4 and sunny-16 it.

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    Bought one not long ago and have just run a roll of tri-x thru it. Amazingly good! These '70's and '80's Japanese rangefinders are the bargain of the century. Most of the ones that I have bought recently have dead meters but that is no problem due to their manual overides. I have Konicas, Minoltas, Yashicas, Olympus and now the Canon and they all take really sharp pictures and are fun to use.

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    What every Canonet lover needs is a Bell&Howell Canonet 19 - now there is a camera!
    Seriously, its a neat camera with a good lens and a light meter and its totally battery free. The meter is sort of decorative... but its the thought that counts

    Jokes aside, the QL17 GIII is a better camera in every way, but the 19 is just such a neat old thing we fell in love with it...

    Peter.

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    They have a major problem with this camera in that the shutter blades tend to get gummed up and stop working.

    Another nice rangefinder is the Minolta Hi-Matic 7s which can be operated manually or automatically. The meter still works in manual mode although it gives EV values rather than f stops. 45mm/1.8 lens (f1.8 to f22), shutter 1/4 to 1/500 +B, parallax correcting viewfinder, hot shoe, film loaded indicator, CLC exposure system same as SRT-101. Picked one up last week in mint condition for $10 at a flea market.

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