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alexvaras
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KW Super Pilot on the snow.

Postby alexvaras » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:12 pm

Hi all,

Again some of these things in life you don't expect but you like them a lot.
Yesterday I was doing inventory at Ruslans and at the bottom of box I found this little thing and I started to play with it.

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It's super light and I thought let's going to try it, at home I unscrewed the lens, opened and cleaned, only very few cleaning marks.
I checked the speeds, pretty good for the age (it was made at war times 1939-1941) 200 as 100, 100 as 50, 50 as 35 and 20 was correct.
Well, it's a single lens reflex camera, good thing what you see it's what you shoot, bad thing the kickback can make the picture blur and the worst is when you stop down, you can't see much and by guessing you shoot (with tripod won't be a problem) or you use the sport viewfinder which is not so bad as I saw.
Being a triplet uncoated I decided to run a Tri-X roll for giving it more punch and those 400 ASA will help a non sunny day with a f/4.5 lens.
I shot everything between f8 and f16 and 100 as real speed (200 at the camera).

All 12 picture went well, small vignetting at corners even with f11.

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Lonely pine #1.

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Lonely pine #3.

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Self portrait.

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Tsaritsyno tower-palace.

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Window.

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Model trying to smile at 0 degrees.

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Architects looking their creation.

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The idea and the achievement.

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She is coming to me!!

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She found me.

I hope I can keep the camera :)
Thank you for watching.
Alex
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Re: KW Super Pilot on the snow.

Postby Julio1fer » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:13 pm

Very good sharpness in that lens, and I like several in this series, Idea and Achievement is nice. If you can do this in the cold, this camera looks like a keeper.

That model is a brave girl.
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Re: KW Super Pilot on the snow.

Postby PFMcFarland » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:02 pm

Yes indeed, the Super Pilot is a good camera. Nice you found one in good shape, Alex. Of the three I've come across, two were all rusty, and the third was way over priced. Hope you can work out something to own it.

PF
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Waiting for the light

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Re: KW Super Pilot on the snow.

Postby alexvaras » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:09 am

Julio1fer wrote:Very good sharpness in that lens, and I like several in this series, Idea and Achievement is nice. If you can do this in the cold, this camera looks like a keeper.

That model is a brave girl.

With cold the aperture was very hard and the focus as well, the old grease has to be cleaned and lube with light grease, the thread is small and if I use a think one it will stuck I guess.

Thank you both for your comments.
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Re: KW Super Pilot on the snow.

Postby Santiago Montenegro » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:15 pm

Nice pictures!
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