Dear all, I have just received my canonet QL17 GIII from ebay. And I would like to check with those who own this camera if my aperture is spoilt, when you turn the aperture to F1.7, how big is the aperture opening? my opening is like 1/4 to 1/2 of the entire lens width, but is this supposed to be or is it supposed to open up totally (as with all my other lens)? When I close it down to the smallest it does stop down correctly to a very small aperture, but when I open it up again, it doesn't open up immediately, and I have to fire the shutter a few times to "jolt" it open. stuck aperture syndrome?
I have tried taking out the front of the lens, but the outer most ring is easy to take out, which exposes the metering cell, and the next inner ring which holds the lens elements is simply a devil to take out, can anyone share any advice on this ring? is it a counter clockwise twist to unscrew it or am I doing it wrong?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!