Canonet QL17 HELP!!


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My canonet shutter button isn't working!! I tried pressing it down, it works but no "click" sound!
the rewinding of the film is okay.

For normal slrs, you have to rewind then press shutter button, hear a "click" means your photo is taken. BUT mine allows me to rewind, press shutter button but NO "click" sound. :(

I tried to set the timer to test if my shutter button is working, it isn't!? When i rewind the film, the moment i press my shutter button, there isn't any "click" sound and the timer did not start! :dunno:

Did i accidentally spoil it?? If i did.. may i know if any experienced slr owners know if this is repairable and how much will it cost me? :cry:
 

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.. may i know if any experienced slr owners know if this is repairable and how much will it cost me? :cry:

even no 'click' .............. is the shutter firing when the shutter button is depressed ? and at correct speeds ?

BTW the Canonet is a ragefinder not a slr

best that you bring it for repair in one of the shops at Peninsula or Adelphi
 

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even no 'click' .............. is the shutter firing when the shutter button is depressed ? and at correct speeds ?

BTW the Canonet is a ragefinder not a slr

best that you bring it for repair in one of the shops at Peninsula or Adelphi

"BTW the Canonet is a ragefinder not a slr" sorry, i must have panicked.. :( yeahh no click sound no matter what speed.. Yeah, do you think it will be costly?
 

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could be trigger mechanism worn until almost 'soundless' in which case it a question of part availability ...........and using it until trigger can no longer trigger the shutter

....... u did not answer if the shutter STILL works when shutter button depressed
 

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hope this helps

Canonet Repair Manual

I keep a few vintage cameras that are still in working condition ......if you REALLY LOVE the camera you should have a habit to TRY as much as possible to keep a 2ND broken/non-working unit to cannibalize for parts when things in the WORKING specimen break down in future

If I understand correctly the various variations of the Canonet during the 70s almost all have common parts (eg. shutter and release mechanism) so getting old parts is not difficult
 

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pls move this thread to 'Rangefinders and Compacts' section of the forum....... its more appropriate and u might get more help
 

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