I just joined this forum as a soon to be Canonet G-III QL19 owner. I found one on eBay that is described in full working order, with good door seals, and a working Canolite D flash. The seller had good feedback, and already contacted me that it is on its way...I'm giddy!!!
This is a pretty new hobby to me, as I got into it by fixing digital point-and-shoot digital cameras for people. I made one for myself out of spare parts...went on vacation...took over 500 photos...and there you have it. I also bought a Canon dSLR this summer, and I'm now hooked deeper with lens options, and full manual control. As someone who likes to take old things, make them work again, and use them, I decided an old rangefinder looks like a good idea.
So...the camera: as mentioned is a G-III QL19. I've read about batteries, so I know the options there. Are there preferences people have for film (I like to shoot color, but will try a little B/W)? Also, any settings on the flash? I typically shoot indoors, parties and stuff; but will occassionally outdoor, sunlight (probably not much for a while, now that winter is coming).
Is there a good FAQ thread on these someone can link to?
Also, I'll be sure to post my pics as I get a few. Thanks!!!