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Canon Canonet G-III17 Manual

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  Summary of Contents for Canon Canonet G-III17

  • Page 2 Focusing Lever Flash Socket Safety Cover Selftimer Lever Film Rewind Crank Shutter Speed Ring Film Plane Indicator A U T O M A T I C / M A N U A L Aperture Ring Accessory Shoe ASA Film Speed Indicator Window Frame Counter Automatic EE Mark Shutter Button...
  • Page 3 Blue Lamp iulb Exposure Setting Lever Battery Check Button Film Speed Setting Lever Viewfinder Eyepiece Simple Exposure Symbols Film Transport Indicator Film Indicator Mercury Battery Compartment Tripod Socket Film Rewind Button...
  • Page 4: Mercury Battery Loading

    Mercury Battery Loading Before using your Canonet G-III Insert the battery on the tab in Replacing Battery 17, load the mercury battery. the compartment. When replacing the mercury bat- • Be sure the mercury battery tery, open cover To open cover of the battery com- is inserted only in the correct mercury battery...
  • Page 5: Battery Checking

    Battery Checking Press the battery check button (colored red) If the blue lamp lights up, the battery has sufficient power. Otherwise, battery should be replaced. • The battery check button will not light up at temperatures of - 15°C(5°F) or under. The camera will work, however, if the battery has sufficient power.
  • Page 6: Film Loading

    Film Loading Open the cover fully. When the back cover Canon's Exclusive Quick-Loading (QL) mecha- nism in the Canonet G-III 17 accepts any is opened, the QL cover opens simultaneously. standard 35mm film roll in cartridge. When Face the film cartridge as illustrated in the...
  • Page 7 Lay the tip of the film leader above the Bring down the QL cover to hold the film "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 film correctly engaged with closes with the back cover.
  • Page 8 Pre-Settings Wind the film advance lever until it stops. Checking Correct Film Loading The first frame is now automatically in The film is properly loaded and advanced position. if the film transport indicator flickers when you wind the film advance lever. Checking Proper Winding Film The film is wound up if the color of the film indicator turns red.
  • Page 9 Film Speed Setting less sensitive. For example, the ASA 400 film Immediately after loading film, be sure to is better for shooting at low light level than set the ASA film speed scale in the proper the ASA 100 film. 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 the " 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 viewf inder. Out of focus In focus...
  • Page 12 • If the indicator points to the under- Checking the Exposure Indicator exposure warning mark, turn the shutter Point the camera at the subject and check speed ring clockwise until the indicator moves the position of the exposure indicator inside to the proper exposure range, or use the the viewfinder.
  • Page 13 Compose the Picture within the Frame. Press the Shutter Button gently to snap a The subjects which will appear on the film picture. 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 camera, while set at " A " , is switched over flash unit with direct contact exclusively to the automatic flash control circuit, and designed for the Canonet G-III 17.
  • 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 the focusing distance until the indi- cator shows the proper exposure.
  • Page 17 Press the Shutter Button gently to snap a picture. • With the Canolite D, any shutter speed can be used.
  • Page 18 Using Other Flash Units The Canonet G-III 17 has both a direct contact Three guide numbers are engraved in blue on accessory shoe and conventional flash socket. the aperture ring. They are for ASA 100 film Automatic flash photography is possible with and distance in meters.
  • 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 For manual control of the aperture, release • In manual exposure control, the position the aperture ring from the " A " position. The of the exposure indicator is in the upper shutter speed and f/stop can be freely set for red mark.
  • Page 21: Using Self-Timer

    Using Self-timer The Canonet G-III 17 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 the " B " position with long time exposures. while pressing down on the bulb setting lever. Release the aperture ring manually from " A " to the desired f/stop.
  • Page 23 The shutter will remain open as long as the shutter button is pressed and will close when the shgtter 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

    Canonet G-HI 17 with Picture Size: 24mm X 36mm direct contact for cordless type. When Lens: Canon Lens 40mm f/1.7. 6-element 4- performing flash photography, it is not group construction, with four newly necessary to worry about guide numbers designed glasses.
  • Page 27 (Y1, Y3, 0 1 , G1, R1, UV, ND-4, ND-8 Canolite D Skylight, CCA 4, 8, 12, CCB 4, 8, 12) I Canon Release 30 • Gadget Bag 4 I Canon Release 50 • Hard case for Canonet G-III 17...
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