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1961 Canon Canonet rangefinder camera

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  1. pasadena85

    pasadena85

    ah now I see: it's not an Canonet 28..looks more ancient :D
    but tell me: what is the Sunny 16 rule ?

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  2. kibs

    kibs

    Cool camera! And the cheap film is pretty good too!

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  3. buckshot

    buckshot

    @kibs Thanks. Yeah, I shouldn't knock the film just because it's cheap, I guess. It's about as good as Reala or Gold, I'd say, although it's pretty grainy for a 200 ISO. @pasadena85 Yes, this one's just called 'Canonet', and it's the first of the line, from 1961. Many other versions came later, including the 28 from 1968. More here: http://www.canon.com(…)es_net.html For info on the Sunny 16 rule, see here: http://www.guidetofi(…)posure.html

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1961 Canon Canonet rangefinder camera

This is a digital shot of my new baby, and that's the cheapo film I used for this test roll. I do really like the clean design, solid feel and precise mechanics of this camera. It's a real pleasure to shoot with, and apart from the selenium-powered lightmeter (not a problem since I always expose with the Sunny 16 rule anyway on meterless cameras), I'm happy to find that everything's in good working order. Note how the film-advance lever and rewind crank are on the bottom, which is kinda unusual, but it's actually really intuitive to use after just a shot or two - plus it gives the top plate a really clean look. Am definitely looking forward to getting better acquainted with this cam.

buckshot Taken by buckshot with a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone loaded with digital film in Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom. These tags describe this photo: 35mm, rangefinder, 1961, vintage, canonet, and canon. Date: 2013-07-26. Time: Morning. This photo can also be found in the album Stroll-testing my new Canonet.

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