Canonet QL17 : How to select and set the self-timer mode.

Article ID: ART120411 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


How to select and set the self-timer mode.


When the self-timer is used, the shutter will be actuated about ten seconds after the shutter button has been pressed.

  1. Turn the flash setting lever to X
  2. Set the self-timer lever by turning it in the direction of the arrow and then wind the film advance lever
  3. Press the shutter button sufficiently downwards.
  • Do not move the self-timer lever without turning the flash setting lever to X
  • Press the shutter button from the back of the camera. If you press the shutter button, standing in front of the camera, the exposure will be affected by the shade and you cannot get the properly exposed main subject
  • In case the self-timer is utilized, use the shutter with a speed slower than 1/30 sec. for M type bulb photography
  • The self-timer may be used for manually operated aperture.



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