Monday, June 27, 2011

Canonet QL17 GIII

I've recently purchased a Canon QL17 3rd generation and I have to say that I am loving this camera.

Benefits include:
-Camera is unimposing (great for street photography)
-Uses a leaf shutter, making the camera quieter than the clack clack of an SLR
-It's a rangefinder (Oh, I do love my rangefinders)
-Light weight (great for my fragile, weak arms)
-Able to use full manual or use aperture priority, automatic exposure, or even full manual.

-Requires an outlawed mercury battery
-require a lens hood that is an awkward 42mm
-focusing is a bit awkward for the way I would hold an SLR due to the lever of some sort that juts out of the focusing ring.

But these downsides are all rendered moot once you actually get a hold of this camera and discover how fun it is to handle and shoot with this camera.

Here's a sample shot I took at the park:

Good news everyone! I'm back!

The professor is back!

I'll be back doing technological reviews and such later, right now I must invent a sweater folding unit.  I'm rather old and frail, you know.