35mm Lens-Shutter Camera
|Original Price||23,800 yen, 1,800 yen (case)|
The EE (Electric Eye) feature and viewfinder were made as small as possible and the internal construction was completely different from the original Canonet, making the QL17 a totally new model. However, it had a strong Canonet-like appearance.
The "QL" stood for "Quick Loading," a feature which made film loading quick and easy. At first, "Quick Loading" was inscribed below the Canon logo. It was later replaced by "QL."
|Type||35mm Lens Shutter rangerfinder camera with shutter speed-priority EE|
|Picture Size||24 x 36 mm|
|Normal Lens||Canon SE 45mm f/1.7 (6 elements in 5 groups)|
|Shutter||Copal SV; B, 1 to 1/500 sec. Built-in self-timer. Flash sync enabled with M-X switchable German socket|
|Viewfinder||Coincidence rangefinder integrated with reversed Galilean viewfinder. Automatic parallax correction with projected frames and marked finder. 0.7x magnification. Viewfinder bottom features aperture scale (f/1.7 - f/16) and match needle correct exposure window/exposure warning indicator.|
|CdS comb-controlled shutter speed-priority EE. Metering range of EV 2.5 - 19 (at ISO 100). Film speed range of ISO 25 - 400. Manual exposure enabled by disabling AUTO.|
|Power Source||One 1.3 V MP mercury cell|
|Film Loading &
|After opening camera back, film leader is aligned at mark then advanced to first frame with Quick Loading (QL) system. Advances with camera-top lever. (120° single stroke)|
|Frame Counter||Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.|
|Film Rewind||Camera-top crank|
|140 x 79 x 37 mm, 830 g|