Canon Ql17 vs Yashica Electro 35 GX Part 1

Finally the answer everyone has been waiting  35 years to have. Which is better the Canon Ql17 GIII or the Yashica Electro 35 GX?  Really no one, just me?

So you can see that they are very similarly specified with the greatest difference being that the Canon is Shutter priority and the Yashica is aperture priority.  The next phase of testing will be to run some film through each of them.  As I can’t determine precisely the shutter speed or aperature for each of them I may not record any info but just take matching pictures.

5 Responses to “Canon Ql17 vs Yashica Electro 35 GX Part 1”

  • Nikhil Ramkarran Says:

    When you become an internet celebrity (for doing what no one else does) I hope you remember your friends who have been faithfully following your camera travails (one or two years late) 🙂

    Seriously though, I find this stuff fascinating and I can’t be the only one.

  • Wallace Says:

    Thanks, I’m having fun and I don’t need much of an excuse for that. I do appreciate the feedback I know people visit here for many different reasons (mostly obscure camera references to be honest) but it’s knowing that someone is also enjoying it that keeps me going.

  • dave Says:

    these are beautiful cameras, which one feels better? which lens focuses more smoothly, etc?
    how are the viewfinders, large? nice.

  • Wallace Says:

    I’ll try to discribe the differences in feel and use in my next post, thanks for the input.

  • Wes Says:

    Awesome compareason of these 2 very good cameras.
    Happy owner of a. Yashica 35 Gx, the most difficult was to find battery adaptators (5€ on ebay) and some cleaning of the battery compartiment and it works just like new !!
    At least as good as the QL 17 even if it’s not entirely mechanical, it works as a charm !
    No need to pay more than 150€ for a QL17 (in Europe, Prices are going crazy over canonet), 35 GX is still underrated and lies as one of the most precious and perfectionate camera of the 35s series of Yashica.

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