I have finally gotten my abused Canonet QL17 back from repair after a 15 month wait. It had lots of interior water damage and a bad meter. I got it off eBay and of couse the seller had no idea that there was water damage. I can't recall exactly what I paid for it but it was in the $85 range.
While it was away being worked on I tracked down the scarce Canonet Hood 5 for it.
So I try to figure it out and nothing works. After puzzeling over it for 20 minutes I discover that there is no battery in it! So I have to order a new 625 alkaline battery (1.5v) for it (the meter was calibrated for a 1.5v battery). So it will be a few more days before I can run some film throught it.
It's a sold hefty camera. It's not a GIII but the earlier QL17. I hope the lens is as good as the reviews say.