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<D Focusing Lever tID Flash Socket Safety Cover

<l)Selltim... Lever @Film Rewind Cr.nk
(j)Shutter Speed Ring @FilmPlane lndicator
@AUTOMATIC/MANUALApeI'"tureRinll @AcceuorvShoe
<l.l ASA Film Speed Indicator Window @Frame Counter
@AutometicEEMark @Shutter Button
® FOCUling Ring @CableReleaseSocket
@Vlewfinder Window @ Film Advance Lever

@8lueLlIITlp @8ulb EKpOIlJreSetting Lever
@8atteryCheck Button 03 FilmSpeed Setting Lever
@ViewfinderEyepiece @Simple EKposu.eSymboll
a Film Tran"POrt Indicator
@Film Ir>dicator
@Mercury 8auery Compartment
@Film Rewind Button

Mercury Battery Loading

Before using your Canonet G·III In5ert the banery on the tab in Replacing Beuery
17. loed the ml'rCury battery. the comlMrtmenl. When replacing the mercury ba
_ Be lUre the mercury battery tery, open the cover of ,I
Toopen cover of The battery (;om- is in5erted only in the (;Orrt<:T mercury baltery compartmer
pertment. inMrt I fingernail in the dire<:tion. and slowly pull OUI the tab bei,
open slot. slidin.g the (;over in the _ A 1.35V M20 (::625) mercury careful nOI to leI Ihe batter
direction of the arrow. By using e battery $hould be uSoEld-equivalent drop Qut.
Slight pull outward, the coy� will to the Millory PX-625, or _ When the camera will not b
open. Evareedy EPX·625. used for I lono period, remove Ih
3 Press cover to clow. battery.
Battery Checking


PrHl thl t>.ttlJfV check button (colored (I'd•. If the blue lamp lights up, the tJ.ttery has
wfficient power. Otherwise, the bettery
should be replaced .
• The battery check bUtton will not light
up 81 temperatur,s of -lSoCI5°F) or under.
The camera will work, howev'r, if the battery
has sufficient power.

Film loading

nism in the Canonel G·III 17 8C�lS Iny is opened, the OL coyer opens simultaneouslv.
standard 35mm film roll in cartridge. When Face the film cartridge as illustrated in the
loading flew film, always l!IVoid direct sun­ line drllWing inside the back cover, and insert
light, il inlO the cartridge compertment. Push the
cranlcback to ilS normal position.
To releaw the ,.tch of the back cover, reise
the film rewind crank, and pull it aU the
WIV up.

Lay the tip of the film leader ebove the Bring down the QL COVill" 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
the film is correctly engaged with the
closes with the back cover. 00 not touch
the QL cover.

• If the film is 5&99i09. turn the film r!!Wind
crank clockwise.

Close the back cover completely. ,


Wind the fiLm advance le\ler until it stops. Checkinll Correct Film Loadinll
The first frame is now automaticalLv in The film is properlv loaded and ad\lanced
position. if the film transport indicator flickers when
VOU wind the film ad\lance lever.

Checkinll Proper Windin\l Film
The film is wound up if the COIOf of the
film indicator turns red. The indicator turn$
white when the shuner is released.
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les.s sensitive. For e)(ample, the ASA 400 ,,;,,"
Immediatelv aft� loading film, be sure t o is better for shooting at low light level than
set the ASA film $paed scale in t h e proper the ASA 100 film.
position bV pressing the notched film speed
selling Iwar with your fingernail, matching
the proper film speed number with the index
of the ASA film speed indicator window,

• The higher the film speed number, the
more senSitive the film; the lower ;t is, the
Automatic Electric Eye Photography

� atsllOll4,-r 0L17 �
For automatic EIKlric Eye photogf1lphy, set
th, _pertu•• ring lit the "A" position. Turn the shuner $peed rinll. and match the
• The EE mechanism is fully coupled to Ihe film speed setting leYer with the simple
ASA film $peed, the shuner speed and Ih, 8l1po$Ura symbol 01 either s....nnV30� ,cloudy
aPMtur •. �.or indoor m:::J . With ASA 100 film for
example, the shutler $peeds ar. $III at lfSOO
sec. for sunny 30".1/125 sec. for cloudy
c::) and 1/30 sec. for indoor m:::J

While looking through the viewfinder, turn
the focusing levor. The subject is in focus
when the double image merges into one
precise image in the center of the viewfinder.

Out of lo cus In focus

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Checking the El<posure Indieator • If the indicator points to the under.
Point the camera 8t the subject end check exposure warning mark, turn the shutter
the position of the eKposurB indicator inside speed ring clockwise until the indicator moves
the viewfinder. to the prop,. exposure range, or use the
Press the shutter button if the indicator Canolita 0 or other flash units,
is inside the proper e:':po$Ure range. • If the indicator points 10 the overex­
posure werning mark, turn the shutter speed
• The shutter cannot bil released if the ring countltl"ciockwise until the indicator
exposure indicator is either over· or under- moves to the proper 8"posure renge, or use
11 exposure warning mark. an NO filter,
CompOSe the Pictu.. within the F.,m•. p,... the Shutt.. Butto" gently 10 tnIIp •

Th. subjects which will appear 0" the !tIm ••
ca" be J.eefl withl" the rect&"9u1a' #teme.
Automatic Flash Photography-Using Conolite 0

The Canolite 0 is an optional electronic 8y simply attaching the Canolite 0, the
flash unit with direct contact axcillsively camera, while set at "A". is switched over
designed for the Canonet G·IJ[ 17. There is to the automatic flash control circuit, and
absolutely no necessity to worry about the proper f/stop corresponding to the shoot·
guide numbers. Night or indoor photography ing distance is automatically set.
is now a5 easy as daylight photography using
11'111 Canollte D.

• Power Source: Two 1.5V alkaline AA Check Ihe EKp05ure Indicator in the View­
batteries. finder.
• Size: 26 K 57 K 82 mm [1" K 2-114" K • When il is within Ihe proper eKpOSIHe
3-114") range, press the shutter release button.
• Weighl: 115 grams (4ou.1


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• If the exposure in<!ic.tor is within the
red mark, the subjlct is too faf or too close.
Adjust the focusing distance until the indi­
e.tor $hows the propel" .xposure.


• With the Car'lolite 0, any shutter speed
can be used.

Using Other Flash Units

The Canonl' G.jfl 17 has both a diracl conlact Three guide numbers are engraved in blue on
acC8S5OfV shoe and conventional flash lOCket. the aperture ri�. TtI.v are lor ASA 100 film
Automatic flash photography is possible with and distance in meters. For conversion to
flash bulbi and electronic flash units Olher ASA 25 and leet see the conversion table
than the Canolile D. below. With 'lash bulbs. set Ihe shuller sPeed
to 1/30 sec. Any Wted may be used with
In$lrt the flOSh into the scee$$Ory shoe and electronic flash units.
connect iU cord il 11 is not a cordless unit.
GuidI No. ';::--"C--
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• 00 not use flesh bulb (or

followin9 types of film because it does not electronic flash unit or the
couple properly. proper f{stop is set according to the guide
Flash bulb of guide number 14 with ASA number, there is e heBIIY drein on the mercury
25 film, guide number 20 with ASA 800, battery. Therefore, be sure to return the aper­
eod guide number 28 with ASA 400 or higher ture ring to the "A" position eher shooting.
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• When the subject is 100 far or 100 close,
the shutter button cannot be depressed.
Manual Control of Aperture


• In manual exposure control, the position
the aperture ring from the "A" position. The of the exposure indicator is in the upper
shutter $Peed and f(stop can be freely set for red mark.
a.chieving specialized technical effects. With
the Canonet G-lII 17. special effects in high
tone or low tone cen be Obtained in the seme
manner ilS with more professional cameras.

Using Sell-Ii mer

Th. Canone! G-III 17 has a built-in wlf-limer. • The self-timer .Iso oper,Uls when taking
To operl" the self'limer, turn the sell·t,mer pictures wilh flMh umts.
lever in the direction of the arrow untIl It • If the self-timer lever is liel, do not ret\Jrt'
ItopS. The shulti!tr will be released approxi­ il to the normal po$itlon. II is automatically
matelv 10 seconds after Ihe shun.r bunon returned, after the pictur. ilsnapped.
has been prnsed.

Bulb Exposure

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Bulb 'lCpo$Uf' is used when t.king pictures Set the shuner speed ring It the "6" position
with long time el<posures. while pressil19 down on the bulb setting l!!'Yer.
AeL._ the .perlure ring manually from "A"
to the d8$ired flstop.

Press the $hutter bunon gently.
The $toune.. will rlmain Open as long as the
$hunar button is pressed and will close when
the $h\ltter button i, released .

• When en IIJCtended time e><posure il being
mede, use the ellnon RelellSlI, and tripod,
to evoid blurred pictures.

Film Rewinding

When the film reaches tha end and the film Raise the crllnk, turning it in
advance lever stops, rewinrl 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.
not to open the back cOlier before rewinding;
otherwise, the entire roll will be exposed
and ruined since the film will be exposed
within the camera.

To rewind, pr8$$ in the rewind bullon.

Walch the film tr1ln$pOrt indicaTor, arid Slop Film RemO'ling
rewinding when red and white lines c_ Open the back CO\IIIf" by pulling up the rewind
to flicker. crank fuliV. and remOVI the film cartridge.

Technical Dolo
TVpe: 35mm lens shutler tvpe caon.... wilh Clnoli1l 0: Exclusiv••I eclronic flash unit
Electric El'. designed for the Canon.1 G·III 11 with
Picture Sin: 4mm X 36mm di,ect conteet for cordllS$ type. When
L.ns: C.non Lens40mm 1/1.1. 6-1lem.nI4· performing flash photography, it is not
group construction, with four newlv necessary to worry aboul guide numbers
designed gl'$$I$. Spectre cOiled in 1m. 0' to calcul.1I flstops. AUlomllic sening
ber.nd purple. of proper fJ"op is possible 1$ the EE
Viewfindw: Viewfinder combined with circuil.s coupled 10 the $hooting dinance.
r.nqe·'inder, bright with .uIO· Canolile 0 i$ powered by two 1.5V
mellC pereHex correction, eperture $Cele. alkaline AA beneries.
eMpO$Ur8 'ndicelor end OVIf/und'r eM· Flesh·Auto Mtch.nis m fo, Other
posure indicetor end ov8r/undereMposure Units: Aperture openings coupled 10
werning marks. shOOling distanc. It guide numbers 14,
EE Mec:h.nism : Buill·in eMpO$Ure meter 20. 281m) wilh ASA 100. Shutler
wilh CdS cell for fully IUlometic 'Mpo­ button is lock.d wh.n il is outside the
sure control. Shutler spied priority couplin\l tinge.
svstem. ASA 25 to BOO (DIN 151030). Film Lo.d,ng: Cenon-developed QL (Quick
With ASA loofilm,EV 3.5 \1/1.1 It 1/4 Loading) mechanism. Accepts .nv stand·
sec.l-EV 11 1f/16 " 11500 sec.). ard 35mm fIlm In c.rtrid .
Powwed by one 1.35V M 20 1::625) Film Smgl.·stror,e 127". Film
m.rcury bln.ry. Battery cheek.r built· transport IndlCltor .nd f.lm indicetor ere
in. built·in.
Mlnuel Control of Apeortur.: Possibl' It eny F,.me Countw: Resets .... tomllic.IIV .
desired f/,,01l bV releasing EE meehl· Sin: 120X15X6Omm (4-3J4' ·X3'·X 2·3/8")
nism. Weight: 620 grems (1 lb. 5·1/8 ou.!.
Shun.r: Between·the·shutter. Shuner spleds
from 114 10 1/500 sec. Ind B. AUlo·
mati c ally $lIS aperture, self-(:ocking com· Subjlct to chanlle without nOtiCI
bined fIlm/shutter wInd, self·timer, X·
synchronization. Cont.ct: Acceuory shot with direct
conllCt eMclusive lor Canolite 0 end th,
fllsh lOCket for Ihe other flesh uniu.

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• Canon Release 30 Skylight, CCA 4, 8, 12, CCB 4, 8, 12)
• Canon Release 50 • Gadget Bag 4
• Hard case for Canonet G-III 17

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