Canon canonet 28 user manual eng. Published on Jan 28, Canon canonet 28 user manual eng Published in: Art & Photos. 0 Comments; 0 Likes . The original Canon Canonet 28 viewfinder camera was launched in meter’s needle in the viewfinder), and manual control of f-stops for flash (ff16). Find Answers. Specified Languages. English United States. Search. Canonet How to adjust the exposure. Description. How to adjust the exposure. Solution.

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Your name or email address: I look forward to playing with them except finding a decent battery solution. The Canonlite flash that came with it can be coupled with the metering system through an extra pin on the hotshoe.

Any tips to adjust minumun distance? It’s not TTL metering as the CdS cell is located right above the taking lens, but it still does a great job. Introduction The Canonet 28 is one of a series of developments of a range of compact 35 mm cameras with the generic title “Canonet” and manufactured by Canon Inc.

I strongly suspect that you are experiencing only the second problem. The rangefinder itself is off.

Canon Knowledge Base – Canonet 28 : How to take pictures using the Electric Eye.

You can also use this trick to shoot with high-speed film. I did suggest that the visible screw was for horizontal alignment, which turned out to be wrong, but as stated I hadn’t actually done it. A film transport release button is located on the camera base which requires to be depressed before rewinding the film.

Now I find myself in the odd place of having bought one of each on E-Bay but recevied neither yet.

Canon Canonet 28

When you’re focusing on an object at infinity, make sure it’s farther away than just down the street. Without checking which order the retaining rings had to go back in, I overtightened the topmost retaining ring and as a result I gripped the pliers too tight, resulting in deep groves on the top ring.


Is it worth the money? If you’re already maxed out your film speed, you can consider selecting the largest aperture manually. The camera was made for about 5 years until In low light, the camera would pick the largest aperture and slowest shutter speed anyway. Type film 35mm standard ASA 25 to For this very special LomoWalk we are teaming up with our friends at Strand Books and will take you and your Lomography Simple Use Camera on a beautiful NYC walk that combines photography and literature.

Actually, there are usually two screws near abouts the rangefinder mechanism, one for horizontal alignment and one for vertical. A perfect street camera, especially if you can find the higher-quality QL17 model. John – turns out the screw under the plastic cap is the one for the vertical adjustment.

And what if there is no battery–what does the shutter speed do? If you shoot black and white, you probably want a red or orange filter on there anyway in the daytime.

I have had mine for 25 years and all I have ever done is replace the light seals as well as clean and lubricate the shutter. And, it will disable the lock. Canon soon gained the ability to make their own lenses and never looked back. I haven’t ever done this in this particular camera, so I cannot be more specific, sorry. Well at least I spotted this before I took a bunch of pictures.

The Canonet 28 is one of a series of developments of a range of compact 35 mm cameras with the generic title “Canonet” and manufactured by Canon Inc. Needle in viewfinder gives current shutter speed. When trying to flash sync, you can’t take advantage of the Copal shutter’s ability to sync at any speed. Usually a loupe or an SLR’s lens used a loupe is extremely helpful in determining if the image is in focus.


I have 2 of them and they definately have flash shoes that work. I love this camera, I found mine for only 8 euro and it work great! I could’ve avoided it if I had only kept the repair manual in front of me as I was replacing the ring.

If the focus is off, the lens’ focus is off and its focus ring need to be adjusted. You can use or even speed film. Available in our Shop. I always liked those old heavy metal rangefinders, but it wasn’t the great QL Save Cancel Drag to set position!

Inspiration will be provided by author Eileen Myles. To use it when there’s not enough light, you can use faster film or use a flash. Thanks and good shooting.

This compact rangefinder doesn’t allow much freedom. You can also use a neutral density filter.

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And the mercury PX battery is no longer available. One very nice feature of this camera is that it has an above the lens sensor, so it will automatically compensate for filters.

There, I said it.

Using the text or images on this website without permission on an ebay auction or any other site is a violation of federal law. The flash for this camera is actually very nice for when it came out. It was a low-end consumer model so you can usually find it pretty inexpensively. The viewfinder shows the exposure meter needle against a shutter speed scale which allows the operator some measure of judgment regarding whether the selected speed is appropriate to the subject.

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