Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera

Canonet QL 25

Canonet QL 25

Canonet QL 25

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Marketed Oct 1965
Original Price 15,800 yen, 1,800 yen (case)

The lowest-priced Canonet QL camera yet. To cut down the price, a SE 45mm f/2.5 lens, a 1/15 sec. slowest shutter speed, and a separate X-sync contact for Speedlites were incorporated. Other specs were identical to the QL 17 and 19’s.

Type 35mm Lens Shutter rangerfinder camera with shutter speed-priority EE
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens Canon SE 45mm f/2.5 (5 elements in 4 groups)
Shutter Copal SLV; B, 1/15 to 1/500 sec. No self-timer (separate Self-timer 7 used). X-sync flash with German socket.
Viewfinder Coincidence rangefinder integrated with reversed Galilean viewfinder. Automatic parallax correction with projected frames and marked finder. 0.7x magnification. Viewfinder bottom features aperture scale (f/2.5 – f/16) and match needle correct exposure window/exposure warning indicator.
Exposure Meter
and EE
CdS comb-controlled shutter speed-priority EE. Metering range of EV 3.5 – 19 (at ISO 100). Film speed range of ISO 25 – 400. Manual exposure enabled by disabling AUTO.
Power Source One 1.3 V MP mercury cell
Film Loading &
Advance
After opening camera back, film leader is aligned at mark then advanced to first frame with Quick Loading (QL) system. Advances with camera-top lever. (120° single stroke)
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind Camera-top crank
Dimensions &
Weight
140 x 79 x 38 mm, 760 g