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Can't wait -- have a Canonet coming!

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by wt21, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Maybe I need to go find a film forum or something, but I've decided to try shooting a Canonet for a while. 40mm 1.7 Full Framey goodness (I hope!). Cost me a little less than the NEX7 ($50 with flash and viewfinder!) but it's still a serious compact!

    Just dying, waiting for it to arrive!
     
  2. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    The GIII QL17? You lucky, lucky so and so. Enjoy mate and be sure to post results here too.....PLAAAAA-EASE!
     
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  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Nice little camera. I had one years ago and used it when I was at a party etc. It was safer than carrying a Leica. The lens draws wonderful. The film plane is perfectly flat and all in all, a real keeper.
    If your souping your own B&W film, let me know. I have some formulae that you will love.
    I could send you some chemicals but not sure if it's legal...
    Don
     
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  4. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Don, I am thinking of developing on my own. Anything you've got by way of recipes I'll take. Not sure about mailing chems. Let's skip that part and stick with recipes :)

    Thanks so much!
     
  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    The Canonet GIII is a brick made beautiful.
     
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  6. Brian

    Brian SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 7, 2010
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  7. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Great help. Thanks!
     
  8. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Ha! What was I thinking?? Talk about sloooowing down your shooting :)

    I just had a flash back to the 70s and 80s where I'd take maybe a roll of 24 in a couple of weeks (with digital, you roll off 24 in about 20 minutes!).

    Well, it's going to be an adventure, that's for sure. The camera is in nearly perfect condition, but it is essentially shutter speed control. I'm certainly encouraged more to think before I shoot. I'd load up some pics to share after getting the camera today, but, well, you know...
     
  9. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Only 24 in 20mins! For some that would require to be asleep for 18-19 of those minutes to achieve.
     
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