Based on the New Canonet QL 17, this was the Canonet series’ low-cost, mass-market model.
For exposure control, fully-automatic program EE was incorporated instead of the shutter speed-priority EE featured in previous models in the same series. The camera used a Copal mechanical program shutter which was coupled to shutter speed-priority EE.
|Name:||Canon New Canonet 28|
|Type:||35mm Lens-Shutter rangefinder camera with program EE|
|Picture Size:||24 x 36 mm|
|Normal Lens:||40mm f/2.8 (5 elements in 4 groups)|
|Shutter:||Copal. Metering range of EV 1 (f/2.8 at 1/30 sec.) – EV 17 (f/14.5 at 1/620 sec.). X-sync (program type). No built-in self-timer. Only hot shoe for automatic flash.|
|Dimensions & Weight:||121 x 75 x 61 mm, 540 g|
|Production Period:||March 1971-1976|
|Original Price:||18,300 yen (standard price)|
|Indexed Price (Approx.):||470 EUR|
|Avg Ebay Value:||40-80 EUR|
Source: Canon Camera Museum