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Canon CANONET G-III L19 How To Use Manual

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Your
17/19
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  Summary of Contents for Canon CANONET G-III L19

  • Page 1 How to Use Your 17/19 English Edition...
  • Page 2 Flash Socket Safety Cover Focusing Lever Film Rewind Crank Selftimer Lever Film Plane Indicator Shutter Speed Ring Accessory Shoe AUTOMATIC/MANUAL Aperture Ring Frame Counter ASA Film Speed Indicator Window Shutter Release Button Automatic EE Mark Cable Release Socket Focusing Ring Film Advance Lever Viewfinder Window...
  • Page 3 Blue Lamp Film Rewind Button Battery Check Button Bulb Exposure Setting Lever Viewfinder Eyepiece Film Speed Setting Lever Film Transport Indicator Simple Exposure Symbols Film Wound-up Indicator Mercury Battery Compartment Tripod Socket * Exclusive to G-III 17 model.
  • Page 4 Mercury Battery Loading Insert the battery on the tab in Before using your Canonet G-III, Replacing Battery the compartment. load it with the mercury battery. When replacing the mercury bat- • Be sure the mercury battery tery, open the cover of the mer- is inserted only in the correct To open cover of the battery com- cury battery compartment and...
  • Page 5: Battery Checking

    Battery Checking I n case of ! n case of Canonet G U I 17 Canonet G-IH 19 Turn the automatic/manual aperture ring, In case of Canonet G-III 19 releasing it from " A " position, and set it for Look through the viewfinder;...
  • Page 6: Film Loading

    Film Loading Canon's Exclusive Quick-Loading (QL) mecha- Open the cover fully. When the back cover nism the Canonet G-III accepts any is opened, the QL cover opens simultaneously. standard 35mm film roll in cartridge. When Face the film cartridge as illustrated in line...
  • Page 7 Bring down the QL cover to hold the film Lay the tip of the film leader above the "amber" film set mark. in place by closing the back cover. Look through the sprocket window to see if The QL cover automatically opens and the film is correctly engaged with the closes with the back cover,...
  • Page 8 Pre-Settings Wind the film advance lever three or four Checking Correct Film Loading times until it stops. The first frame is now The film is properly loaded and advanced automatically in position. if the film transport indicator flickers when you wind the film advance lever. Checking Proper Winding Film (GIII 17) The film is wound up if the color of the film wound-up indicator turns red.
  • Page 9 Film Speed Setting less sensitive. The ASA 200 f i l m is better Immediately after loading f i l m , be sure to for shooting at low light level, than the ASA 100 film. set the ASA film speed scale in the proper position by pressing the notched film speed setting lever with your fingernail, matching the proper film speed number with the index...
  • Page 10 Automatic Electric Eye Photography For Automatic Electric Eye photography, set Shutter Speed Adjustment the aperture ring at " A " position. Turn the shutter speed ring, and match the The EE mechanism is fully coupled to the film speed setting lever with the simple ASA film speed, the shutter speed and the exposure symbol of either sunny ,cloudy...
  • Page 11 Focusing While looking through the viewfinder, turn the focusing lever. The subject is in focus when the double image merges into one precise image in the center of the viewfinder. Out of focus In focus...
  • Page 12 Checking the Exposure Indicator • indicator points to the under Point the camera at the subject and check exposure warning mark, turn the shutter the position of the exposure indicator inside speed ring clockwise until the indicator moves the viewfinder. to the proper exposure range, or use Canolite Press the shutter button if the indicator D or other flash units.
  • Page 13 Press the Shutter Button gently to snap Compose the Picture within Frame. picture. The field-of-view which will appear on the film can be seen within the rectangular frame.
  • Page 14 Automatic Flash Photography—Using Canolite D simply attaching the Canolite D, the The Canolite D is an optional electronic flash unit with direct contact exclusively camera, while set at " A " , is switched over to the automatic flash control circuit, and designed for the Canonet G-III.
  • Page 15 • Power Source: Two 1.5v alkaline AA Check the Exposure Indicator in the View- batteries. finder. • Size: 26 x 57 x 82 mm ( 1 " x 2-1/4" x • When it is within the proper exposure 3-1/4") range, press the shutter release button. •...
  • Page 16 • If the exposure indicator is within the red mark, the subject is too far or too close. Adjust focusing distance until indicator shows the proper exposure.
  • Page 17 Press the Shutter Button gently to snap picture. B With the Canolite D, any shutter speed can be used.
  • Page 18 Using Conventional Flash Units The Canonet G-III has a socket for con- Select correct blue number (14, 20, 2 8 ) * ventional type flash untis. engraved on the aperture ring, matching with Attach flash unit to the accessory shoe of guide number of flash unit.
  • Page 19 • Do not use flash bulb (or unit) with • In flash photography using a conventional following types of film because it does not electronic flash unit or flash bulb when the couple properly. proper f/stop is set according to the guide Flash bulb of guide number 14 with ASA number, there is a heavy drain on the mercury 25 film, guide number 20 with ASA 800,...
  • Page 20: Manual Control Of Aperture

    Manual Control of Aperture For manual control of aperture, release aper- • In manual exposure control, the position ture ring from " A " position. The shutter of the exposure indicator is in the upper speed and f/stop can be freely set for achiev- red mark.
  • Page 21: Using Self-Timer

    Using Self-timer The Canonet G-III has a built-in self-timer. • The self-timer also operates when taking To operate the self-timer, turn the self-timer pictures with flash units. lever in the direction of the arrow until it • If the self-timer lever is set, do not return stops.
  • Page 22: Bulb Exposure

    Bulb Exposure Bulb exposure is used when taking pictures Set the shutter speed ring at " B " position, with long time exposures. at the same time, pressing down on the bulb Release the aperture ring manually from " A " setting lever.
  • Page 23 The shutter will remain open as long as the shutter button is pressed and will close when the shutter button is released. • When an extended time exposure is being made, use the Canon Release, and tripod, to avoid blurred pictures.
  • Page 24: Film Rewinding

    Film Rewinding When the film reaches the end, and the film Raise the film rewind crank, turning it in advance lever stops, rewind the film into the direction of the arrow, until the film is the cartridge as soon as possible. Be sure completely rewound in the cartridge.
  • Page 25 Watch the film transport indicator, and stop Film Removing rewinding when red and white lines cease Open the back cover by pulling up the rewind to flicker. crank fully, and remove the film cartridge.
  • Page 26: Technical Data

    EE circuit is coupled to the Picture Size : 24mm X 36mm shooting distance. Canolite D is powered by Lens : Canon Lens 40mm F1.7. 6-element 4- two 1.5v alkaline AA batteries. component construction, with four newly Flash-Auto Mechanism for Other Flash Units : designed glasses.
  • Page 27 Lens Hood 4 (Y1, Y3, O1, G1, R1, UV, ND-4, ND-8 Canolite D Skylight, CCA 4, 8, 12, CCB 4, 8, 12) Flash J-3 • Gadget Bag IV Canon Release 30 • Hard Case for Canonet G-III Canon Release 50...
  • Page 28 Canon PUB. T I E 1 0 0 3 L 0 2 7 5 M 0 5 P R I N T E D I N T A I W A N R . O . C .

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