KW Pilot Super.

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KW Pilot Super.

Post by alexvaras » Tue May 07, 2019 4:22 am

Hi all,

I tried a Kodak 400 CW outdated in 2003, I shot it at 200, developed & scanned at the lab.

1/100seconds normally f11 - f16, framed through the sports viewfinder.
Three subjects, one portrait (still awaiting permission to post it) best pics.

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Gagarin.

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Hô-Chi-Minh & Pigeon.

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Blossom.

Very fun and straight camera :)
Thank you for watching,
Alex

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Re: KW Pilot Super.

Post by melek » Tue May 07, 2019 6:16 pm

Alex, show us the camera. That's a medium format camera?
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Post by alexvaras » Wed May 08, 2019 2:39 am

Yes it's, 6x6 made in Germany during war time (1939-1941).
Front cell focusing, this lens it's f/4.5 75mm Enna Ennatar (triplet), double exposure system, 4 speeds, 200, 100, 50, 20 and B (fast speeds are halved but stable so pretty good to go), focusing with the original ground glass should be hard, very dim, but someone before me installed a new focus screen with middle split image so it's very quick as it's. I haven't dismounted since everything works fine, only lens cleaning.
Some photos at f/5.6 or f/4.5 will show vignetting.
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I thought I already posted but here it's again :).
Very fun camera, despite after aperture is pretty dark, framing through the sports finder is very accurate. First focus as SLR with WLF, second shoot as normal SLR.

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Post by GrahamS » Wed May 08, 2019 6:20 am

Another gem from your bag of surprises, Alex. I have never heard of this camera before.
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Post by PFMcFarland » Thu May 09, 2019 11:56 pm

Wonderful photos, Alex. I've been thinking of getting one of those.

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Post by alexvaras » Fri May 10, 2019 1:29 am

Thank you, all. Phil, myself I'm on the search of a wider one, if I see something I will let you know.

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Post by PFMcFarland » Mon May 13, 2019 10:55 pm

Oh, don't bother, Alex. Like a lot of cameras I want, it can wait until I have more room.

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