If the Canonet QL17 GIII is often called the poor man’s Leica then the Canonet 28 (1971 to 1976) would be the poor man’s GIII! The cameras are quite similar in appearance and very close in size. About 70 grams lighter, the 28 is, a cheaper, simpler consumer version that still takes good photos. It’s an all auto camera which means it won't work without a battery and there is no ability to use in manual mode selecting your own speed and aperture. Apertures can be chosen in flash mode but then the shutter is locked at 1/30th. Light Meters are the first thing to go bad on old cameras so with cameras that are dependent on them to work make sure the camera is working properly before you buy! On the plus side these cameras can be found on the used market for much less money than the GIII. There is definitely a place for this rangefinder. It's great when out and about and you just want to point, focus & shoot. For this reason I often find myself taking this camera rather than the GIII out on hikes with me.

These photos were taken on a roll of 2004 Agfa Vista 200. A date of 2004 makes it old but true Agfa Vista as Agfa stopped making this film themselves in 2005. Agfa Vista was discontinued completely in 2018. It's history before that is quite complicated. From 2013 to 2018 most people say that it's just Fujifilm C200. From around 2009 to 2013 the film was also made by Fujifilm but was a custom stock. Prior to that circa 2006 to 2009 the film was Ferrania stock and prior to 2005 it was actually made by Agfa!