Canon Canonet QL17 GIII Chrome 35mm Rangefinder Camera with 40mm f/1.7
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Canon Canonet QL17 GIII SN: K69276
QL stands for Quick Loading, a clever system that makes loading film fast and foolproof
17 refers to the six-element 40mm f/1.7 lens, highly praised for its “Leica-like” sharpness and ability to focus as close as 2.6 feet
G means “grade up” and recognizes quality improvements over the earlier Canonet QL17
III represents the third (and final) generation of Canonets
Although it’s often dubbed the “Poor Man’s Leica” this is a fantastic little camera that can stand shoulder to shoulder with much more expensive rangefinder cameras. The Canonet GIII QL17 was Canon’s best-selling camera for over 11 years and is the world's top-selling rangefinder (with inbuilt light meter) a record unlikely to be broken.
This camera used a PX625 1.35V battery. Mercury batteries are no longer made. You can use a Wein Cell PX625 Replacement, which is the closest to the original. Alkaline and silver oxide versions are also available, with slightly different voltage and discharge.
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