I have a Canonet GIII QL17 that has a frame counter problem.
It was working fine for a few rolls until the problem came up.
- frame counter no longer moves.
- when film door is closed, the 1st four strokes of the winding lever does not engage the gear and I can keep winding on. However film is actually advanced inside and I can take pictures.
Having read a recent discussion (click here
) about a frame counter solution, I took another look at my problem and found it could be different nature. I managed to deduce something but found no solution.
I suspect that the winding stroke is not far enough for the catch to be engaged in the gear to cause the counter advance. For when I gave a slight push on the number wheel in clockwise movement, the catch engages and the gear movement is locked from moving backwards after a forward winding. See attached pictures.
I am not sure if my suspicions are correct or I missed out something.
Anyone know how to work this out? Appreciate any help. Many thanks!