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Shooting With The Canonet QL17 GIII

Destructed BuildingWhy film? There are several different ways to capture the vibe for less cost, less effort, less knowledge.

It’s the journey that excites me. I shoot in the hope that I know what the hell I’m doing with each shutters click, putting past experiences to use with the current roll I’m shooting, capturing some thing the world may have never seen.

I recently picked up a Canon Canonet QL17 GIII. I had read some reviews defining its excellence, found one for a good price and picked it up (Editors note: For all that found theirs for the $5 and $10 range… I’m jealous).

These shots are personally interesting on a couple different levels that I won’t bore you with; but the fact that I shot using the Canonet and Kodak Ektar 100 for the first time with these results gets me amped!

It’s really crazy though… when you hit the Canonet QL17’s shutter release for the first time you’ll think the camera is busted. It makes a super weak “click” that gives you no confidence in the camera at all.

At this point I’m on edge because I’m shooting odd subjects with film that I have no clue how it will react and using a tool that seems to be “malfunctioning”. The thoughts that went through my head was that of frustration and a waste of funds; BUT… I didn’t stop. I had done my research. I have dozens of rolls behind me. I knew I could push forward with the hope that if only one shot made it I was successful. I knew I could hope in that.

Ride x Create. A simple idea that has taken Kyle and I this far. You will fail. You will want to give up. Know that if you are at that point you are nailing it. Push on. Make things happen that inspire you and those around you.51770024On The GlassLeaned Over BackHelmet on BikeSocksHill TopRide x Create

Street By Zaca

imageIt’s not everyday that I run across a photographer that I photo crush on.

I was cruising through IG searching #canonet to check out other folks using this little guy when I came across Marcelo Zacarias’ feed/site. This shot is a great example of the quality you can get out of the Canon Canonet QL17 GIII. That mixed with the eye of a rad photographer like Marcelo and… ya nailed it!

Go to Street by Zaca and check out all of his work. I promise you won’t be disappointed.