Canonet GIII QL17

Something cool in the land of photography (a.k.a Japan) is that we can still enjoy film photography like before the digital era.

film photography yodobashi

film photography yodobashi

As you can see : the choice of films is still incredible! Fujifilm, Kodak, Ilford are all here in all kinds of format, ISO, color or black and white etc...
You can also purchase all the accessories to develop yourself your own film, I think I am going to try that for the black and white films. For now, I ask Yodobashi Camera to develop my films and to burn a CD (with a proper resolution). If I need/want a print of my photos, I can do it at home on my Canon Pixus printer.

Canonet GIII QL17

My film camera is a rangefinder, a cheap one but it is quite cool and easy to use for a real amateur like me. It's the famous Canonet GIII QL 17 :

Review on

Review on

I have a black and white photos album here : Canonet GIII QL17 Album and will upload some color shots in a new album soon.

And you can enjoy the Canonet Flickr Group.

Canonet GIII QL17

The film SLR or rangefinder can still do a very good job. In Ginza, there are some shops specialized in these old items. One of my favorite is レモン社 (Lemon Sha), it is at the 8th floor of a building (occupied by a church as well!) and they are specialized in Leica and other German brands. Their offer is amazing, the prices often also unfortunately ...

Link :

Address :

Postal code 104-0061
8th floor Ginza Kyokai-do building 4-2-1 Ginza, Chuo Ku, Tokyo

mmm ... I know where I am going this afternoon ...

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Tags : Canonet Photography Japan

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By Jerry Ong At 2008-11-12 21:03:06
from Kuala Lumpur ,Blogger / Entreprenuer

your camera was a masterpiece man!

By mao At 2009-01-13 20:41:17
from tokyo ,consulant

wow your camera reminds me my old film camera of f10. that was the first camera. i still love the camera. also lemon sha is also my favarite.

By Jérome At 2009-01-14 05:35:00
from Kamaya Cho ,on my way to bed (futon actually)

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By blauereiter At 2009-02-09 22:59:18
from Japan ,CG artist

I haven't used a film camera for so ! I love the colors, but its just so much more convenient to use my digital SLR these days.

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