52 Cameras: Week 13 part 2 – Canon Canonet GIII 17 QL

I realized that 13 weeks is 1/4 the way into the project! Time flies when you’re having fun.

Fujicolor 200 film. I used the ‘A’ setting for pretty much everything on the roll. I could have written down the aperture from the viewfinder and then the shutter speed from the ring on the lens as I went but I didn’t.

Something I didn’t mention in the introduction — the viewfinder does parallax compensation. Because the view isn’t through the taking lens like an SLR, close framing can be off because of the distance between the viewfinder and the lens. The frame lines in this camera move to correct for this. Pretty sophisticated for a camera originally released in 1972.

And an error in the intro — you don’t get metering without a battery but the camera will work. I mashed it up with the Canonet 28 (I still don’t have the meter working in that one) which is crippled to 1/30 sec. shutter only without a battery.

Busker band on San Francisco St

Busker band on San Francisco St

Porsche on Shelby St

Porsche on Shelby St

Dragon silhouette

Dragon silhouette

Sculpture detail at Santa Fe River Park

Sculpture detail at Santa Fe River Park

Sunset on the Sangres in snow

Sunset on the Sangres in snow