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Canon Canonet 28 rangefinder 35mm camera

Canon Canonet 28 rangefinder 35mm camera

Regular price $170.00 CAD
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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.

We tested this camera with film and it worked great. We tested the rangefinder at a variety of distances and we found it to be very accurate. 

The camera requires a 675 zinc air battery (optional).

Condition notes
The camera was tested with film and delivered sharp, well-exposed images. It is in very good aesthetic condition as well.



  • 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.)
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