Canon Canonet Repair Service
Our flat-rate repair service covers all the most common problems with the Canonet G-III series, including jammed shutter, light leaks, metering problems, and film advance problems. The only things not covered would be fluid damage, sand damage, or abuse.
Internal cleaning, calibration and lubrication are all included in the flat-rate price. We also replace the foam light seals around the back door, and adjust the light meter to read accurately with modern (silver or alkaline) batteries. No need for zinc-air cells or voltage converters!
The Canonet Series, often referred to as "the poor man's Leica," has earned a devoted following for excellent optical quality and durability. Even these workhorses need a little maintenance once in a while, so let LeZot Camera Repair tune your Canonet up and get it back into superb shape.
Applies to the Canonet G-III QL17 and Canonet G-III QL19 cameras. If you have a different model, please contact us before purchasing.
We work on most of the Canonet series, but there are some exceptions.
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A great service.
Posted by Joshua on 12th Apr 2018
My camera had an extremely stiff focus ring, couldn't turn it without any force. This was due some type of trauma, per LeZot's word. My camera came back as good as brand new, super clean, and it even smelled like it was clean. I'd recommend this for anyone wanting to get their Canonet back in shape.
Posted by Nicholas Scriven on 7th Apr 2018
It's tough when dealing with a camera as old as this. It's hard to tell if something needs to be fixed or if it's just showing its age. I bought a Canonet from ebay and it seemed in very good condition but the light seals were nearly non existent and I was sure there were other issues that needed attention. I didn't trust myself with the maintenance required. Found out about this flat rate service and immediately sent it along.
A few short weeks later and I have a very, very good camera in my possession. Light seals replaced, everything runs smoothly, nice clean viewfinder/rangefinder. Only thing is the shutter selection ring shows some resistance towards the lower end of the spectrum and when screwing a lens hood on, it feels really gritty and hard to move. Again, this is probably a result of the camera being 50-60 years old.
Overall, I'm very glad I discovered this place. Would definitely recommend.
Posted by Garrett Smith on 31st Dec 2017
I picked up a Canonet in a junk store 2 months ago. Obviously cameras found in these places are rarely taken care of. That was the case with mine. One quick google brought me to LeZot and I'm glad it did. I called and they answered some questions I had. I sent off my camera and got it back within a month, good as new! New light seals, new battery, meter works great, lens is clean. Couldn't recommend this service enough.
Posted by email@example.com on 2nd Dec 2017
I purchased a QL17 that was functional but had a gummed shutter, dead light meter, and needed a new top cover. I conversed at length with the gentlemen at LeZot/Complete- they offered to replace the top cover for a minor fee (cost of the part). I managed to find a nonfunctional canonet of the same model and sent it to them- they swapped the parts free of charge. Returned in 3 weeks functioning beautifully. Can not recommend enough!
Posted by Jeb on 28th Sep 2017
I sent in my Canonet in for full CLA and was totally thrilled with the quality job you performed. The camera came back quickly and truly felt like a brand new camera. After shooting a few rolls it was obvious that the job you performed was top notch. Thank you so much. I'll be recommending everyone use you for services.
Quick & Wonderful Service
Posted by Diane on 18th Aug 2017
The shutter on my Canonet G-III QL17 stopped working months back and was devastated. I sent it in to Lezot for service and they fixed and cleaned up everything very quickly! My canonet feels brand new, and I could be more pleased with the work. Should anything ever happen to the camera in the future, I will definitely be sending it back here for service. Thanks !
Over rated eBay find made PERFECT!
Posted by Thomas Lane on 8th Aug 2017
An eBay seller seriously over rated the condition of a Canon QL17 GIII which they sold me; much to my dismay. However, LeZot's was able to repair, CLA, and fix the meter to perfect condition. I am extremely happy with the incredible fast and professional service that I received. I will be a repeat customer!
Posted by William on 16th Apr 2017
My mom recently found all my dad's old cameras and gave them to me. One of them was a QL 17 that was cosmetically perfect but the shutter was inoperative and the light seals were gone. I sent it in to LeZot's and two weeks later, I had a perfectly functioning camera again. I was very impressed with the speed and the service. I would definitely use them in the future.
Great Service! Unfortunate Fees
Posted by Alex on 8th Mar 2017
Servicing of my Canonet is great - very satisfied with all the aspects of the repair. Looking forward to shooting my first roll!
Only reason I didn't give 5 stars was because a commercial invoice was missing when my camera was mailed back to me, which caused a lengthy customs delay back to Canada and lots of additional handling fees.
Posted by Charlie on 22nd Dec 2016
Great service. Perfectly operational camera resurrected from the dead. Fast service and shipping. I'd use them for all my camera repairs.
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