First Shot, Third Canonet

journal July 15th, 2010

This is a medium-res scan from a test roll out of my third Canonet QL 17 GIII. It’s been one of my favorite cameras over the years, and one of the best deals out there if you’re looking for a cheap rangefinder. Canon sold lots of them, so there’s spare parts galore. It’s easy to take apart, so DIYers can buy spare bodies and tinker. (See above)The dedicated flash is dirt simple – tie the aperture to the distance setting and change the aperture when it senses a flash.

This was taken with a skylight UV filter on, I had to correct a serious yellow/green cast. Or, maybe that was my 10 year old, $.99 film? Or maybe this is the Matrix?

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