Canon Canonet QL17 35mm Film Rangefinder Camera - Fully Functional with Canon Filter and New Battery
Here we have a beautiful condition Canon Canonet QL17 with lens cap. This camera has had its light seals replaced, and it is fully functional and ready to provide another lifetime of fantastic photos.
This camera is in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition. The aperture blades are free of corrosion, damage, or oil. The glass elements are free of fungus, balsam separation, haze, and scratches. The light meter works as it should, the film advance lever is solid, the quick load functionality works perfectly, as does the self-timer.
The focus ring and aperture rings actuate exactly as they should, and the viewfinder and rangefinder are bright and contrasty. Neither finder shows any haze or fungus.
The Canonet QL17 is the third generation of Canonet, following the original Canonet and the New Canonet. It is a super compact, coupled-rangefinder with a silent and accurate leaf-shuttered. It features shutter-priority automatic exposure mode as well as full manual shooting mode in which aperture and shutter speed are selected.
The QL17 features a 40 mm f/1.7 lens with six elements in four groups. This fast apertured lens makes the camera exceptional for street photography, low light and available light shooting. It is incredibly quiet, extremely compact, and highly capable. This combination of traits often leads the Canonet to be called "the poor man's Leica." Perhaps a better moniker might be "the smart man's Leica".
The camera will be shipped immediately and packaged securely to ensure safe delivery.