Canon Canonet 28 rangefinder 35mm camera in original box + Sears flash

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The Canonet 28 is a classic 35mm rangefinder camera with a sharp 45mm f2.8 lens. It's a fully auto-exposure camera that requires a battery for its exposure meter (originally a now-unavailable mercury cell but modern 675 zinc air batteries work great). The Canonet 28 also allows manual setting of the f-stop (there's a fixed shutter speed of 1/30 in this mode) for either creative control or the use of flash (like the included small Sears flash). 

We tested this camera with film and it performed superbly. Its rangefinder is very accurate.  The original box (in worn condition) as well as user manuals in both English and French, plus a Sears brand flash are included.

The camera requires a 675 zinc air battery (optional) and the flash requires two AA batteries (not included). 

Condition notes
The camera was tested with film and delivered sharp, well-exposed images. It is in very good aesthetic condition as well. The included Sears flash has some battery contact tarnish but worked very well in our testing; we'd advise you to remove any batteries from it when not in use as it's likely to be quite sensitive to corrosion from leaky AAs.  The included original Canonet box is in very worn condition (as visible in the photos). 



  • Type: 35mm lens shutter type EE camera.
  • Picture Size: 24mmx36mm.
  • Lens: Canon Lens 40mm f/2.8. 4 elements in 3 groups. Spectra Coating.
  • Focusing: Double image matching system by rotating the front component of taking lens. Rangefinder coupled.
  • Viewfinder: Marked finder with 0.6X magnification. With parallax correction marks, shutter speed scale and warning marks.
  • Shutter: Program shutter. 1/30 sec., f/2.8— 1/620 sec., f/14.5. With no self-timer.
  • EE Mechanism: Highly sensitive CdS photocell used. Program EE. One H-D mercury battery used.
  • EE Coupling Range: EV8 to EV17 at ASA 100. Shutter locks outside of coupling range.
  • Manual Aperture Setting: Possible at f/stops of 2.8,4, 5.6, 11, 16.
  • Film Speed Setting: ASA 25-400.
  • Flash Photography: Automatic flash with Canolite D. Ordinary flash photography performed with manually operated aperture.
  • Flash Contact: Accessory shoe with direct contact exclusive for Canolite D.
  • Flash Synchronization: X contact (1/30 sec.)
  • Film Loading: Easy loading with multi-slit spool. Back cover opens by raising film rewind knob.
  • Film Advance: Single-stroke winding type. Automatic setting to the first frame. Built-in film transport indicator.
  • Frame Counter: Automatic resetting.
  • Film Rewinding: Performed with the film rewind button and film rewind crank.
  • Size: 120.5 x 75 x 61mm. (4-15/16” x 2-15/16” x 2-3/8”)
  • Weight: 540 g (19-3/8 ozs.)
  • Accessories: Case, Lens Hood, Self-Timer 8, Canolite D, Hot Shoe Adapter, Filters 48mm.