I have 2 nice looking QL17 but in both the metering doesn't work. Though cameras should be able to be used for photo-taking, it would be better if the metering works as well to cut down the guess-work.
The problems are:
1) New Canonet QL17 (1969):
Metering not working. Battery check works as the needle moved down from f/1.7 to the green zone when the red check button is pressed. However, in "Auto" mode, the needle remains above the f/1.7 mark.
2) Canonet GIII QL17 (1972):
In this one, the battery check did not give me any indication. Battery compartment looks clean. The metering needle remain above the f/1.7 mark when in "Auto" mode. Hopefully this one is just a loose connection problem.
Anyone can help guide me though further checking and repair? I am not so much of a techie person. I don't know anything about the electronics inside the camera...
Thanks for any advice. Cheers!