Canonet QL17 : How to unload a roll of film.

Article ID: ART120409 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


How to unload a roll of film.


No further winding is possible when the end of the film is reached. Rewind the film into the original cartridge as explained below. As the exposed film is naked within the camera, the entire roll will be reuined if the cover is opened before rewinding.

  1. Press in the rewind button
  2. Rewind with crank. If the exposed film, including the leader part is rewound completely into the cartridge, there is fear of light leakage into the cartridge when it is taken out of the camera. When rewinding has been completer, the rewind button stops revolving and the resistance on the rewinding crank becomes slightly lighter. The means that all the film has been rewound except for the leader part. Stop rewinding at this stage.
  3. Open the back cover
  4. Remove the cartridge, remove after raising the rewinding knob completely.
  • When the lever is wound, this button will return automatically
  • If winding continues even after the film is at the end, the film will tear and rewinding will become impossible. Please be very careful. If this happens, open the back cover in a dark room



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