This Canonet QL17 has freshly replaced light seals and is in great condition.
- QL stands for Quick Loading, a clever system that makes loading film fast and foolproof
- 19 refers to the six-element 40mm f/1.9 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 QL19
III represents the third (and final) generation of Canonets
Secondly, 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 QL19 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.