Just got a Canon Glll QL17
Today while browsing a local thriftshop, I purchased 2 Canon Glll QL17 for 10 bucks. When I got it home, I checked the battery chamber for corrosion, and found that it looked fine. I then inserted a 1.5v alkaline battery, and to my joy, the battery check light functioned fine. My joy soon turned to sorrow when it appeared that the light meter was dead. I played with it for awhile, and nothing happened. I then put the camera down for a few hours, and when I picked it up again, the meter had decided to work. Then rangefinder appears to be clean and accurate, however when I put the camera in automatic mode, it operates stiffly, although I have noticed that the more I dry fire it, the better it is functioning. I have a couple of questions to those of you in the know out there. First of all, would the lgiht meter have had to have "energised" itself, and that is the reason it took alwhile to come to life? Secondly, would the camera have become stiff, from lack of use, and will it become more reliable after I have played with it for awhile, and finally, I noticed on Matt Denton's site, that he advises it is possilbe to use a 1.5v battery in this camera if you set the ASA setting to half of the film you are using is, ie, if you are shooting 200 film, you would set the camera to 100.
Thanks in advance,
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