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Canonet QL19 Rescue!

pozitivebrown
Apprentice

Good morning and Happy Holidays!

Can anyone help me with any repair recommendations for a Canonet Q19? I bought this classic about 15-16 months ago which has a problem with the battery compartment and holding a charge. In northern Virginia, where I was living before moving to Brooklyn (NY) I had a difficult time finding a shop equipped to work on it. Now that I am in NYC, does anyone have knowledge of a decent Canon repair person in my area (11226) that can help me? Or is this a lost cause?

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BurnUnit
Whiz
Whiz

Unfortunately B&H Photo in NYC doesn't provide repair service. But they do offer a list of camera repair shops in the NYC area. I can't offer any experience, good or bad, in dealing with any of the listed repair shops.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/features/last-of-the-new-york-and-elsewhere-camera-...

I've seen a few QL17s over the years but never a QL19. Do you have any idea of the differences between the two models?

The QL17 has a 45mm f/1.7 lens and the QL19 has a 45mm f/1.9 lens. 

The are both available on eBay, at reasonable prices, that are probably cheaper than a repair. 

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Mike Sowsun

shadowsports
Legend
Legend

Greetings,

Mike's recommendation might be the best.  

You can check with midwestcamera dot com as well.

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


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