Canonet 28 Rangefinder 35mm canon camera with 40mm f 2.8 lens - re-skinned with wood grain

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8/10 overall condition, with a very nice woodgrain finish and comes with 6 months warranty.

The later Canonet 28 35mm rangefinder camera is a cheaper consumer version of the famous Canonet QL17. The lens is a fixed 40mm f/2.8 Canon lens. It has fully programmed auto exposure with shutter speeds from 1/30 to 1/600 (shown by the meter's needle in the viewfinder), and manual control of f-stops for flash (f2.8-f16). The film speed range for auto exposure is from 25 to 400 ASA. It uses a Copalleaf shutter and has a coupled rangefinder. It was made in Taiwan.

The Canonet 28 was featured in the 2011 film, 'I Am Number Four'. This instantly made the camera a lot more desirable. It is described as having 'cool light leaks' that affects the photo in an interesting way... read more here.


  • Manufacturer: Canon 
  • Year of launch: 1971
  • Film: 35mm with speeds 25 to 400 ASA
  • Lens: 1:2.8/40mm (5 elements in 4 groups)
  • Shutter: programmed shutter with speed/aperture combination 1/30 sec./1:2.8 to 1/620 sec./1:14.5
  • Aperture: automatically or manually, 1:2.8 to 1:16
  • Viewfinder: bright frame finder with 0.6× magnification, superimposed coupled rangefinder, shutter speed control meter scale and parallax marks
  • Metering: CdS photo cell above the lens within the filter ring (EV 8 to 17 at film speed ASA 100). The shutter is locked when the meter indicates over- or under-exposure
  • Battery: 1.35 V battery type PX625 Film advance: Lever, exposure counter, rewind unlock button, and rewind crank
  • Flash: hot shoe with second contact allows usage of Canolite D flash in automatic exposure mode. Other types of flashes may need an adapter and can be used only with 1/30 sec. shutter speed with manual aperture setting
  • Dimensions 125×75×61mm
  • Weight: 550g
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Review by Lomography:

"This compact size rangefinder doesn’t allow much freedom, its full automatic operated camera, i found myself unable to use it on very bright day or after sun went down, once the light meter shows over- or under-exposure the shutters locks.
Manual Aperture Setting available only which dedicated Canolite D flash and 1/30 speed... read more here"


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1) @southsideian

2) @basakaricann

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Type: 35mm Camera


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