Canonet QL17 Specifications

35mm leaf shutter rangerfinder camera with shutter speed-priority EE
Picture Size
24x36 mm
Normal Lens
Canon SE 45mm f/1.7 (6 elements in 5 groups)
Copal SV; B, 1 to 1/500 sec. Built-in self-timer. Flash sync enabled with M-X switchable German socket.
Coincidence rangefinder integrated with reversed Galilean viewfinder. Automatic parallax correction with projected frames and marked finder. 0.7x magnification. Viewfinder bottom features aperture scale (f/1.7 - f/16) and match needle correct exposure window/exposure warning indicator.
Exposure Meter and EE
CdS comb-controlled shutter speed-priority EE. Metering range of EV 2.5 - 19 (at ISO 100). Film speed range of ISO 25 - 400. Manual exposure enabled by disabling AUTO.
Power Source
One 1.3 V MP mercury cell
After opening camera back, film leader is aligned at mark then advanced to first frame with Quick Loading (QL) system. Advances with camera-top lever. (120° single stroke)
Frame Counter
Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind
Camera-top crank
Dimensions & Weight
140 x 79 x 37 mm, 830 g