KW Pilot 6

Manufactured by Kamera Werkstätten Guthe & Thorsch the Pilot 6 is a boxy medium format SLR. The aperture is controlled by a slider on the front of the camera, while the shutter aka mirror is set with the long lever on the side of the camera. The shutter speed is selected via an odd dual button setup that requires pressing down to set the speed.

This is the dual format model, as indicated by the two red windows on the rear. The shutter is a bit wonky, but once I get it working I will run some film through this neat camera.

Make Kamera Werkstätten Guthe & Thorsch
Model Pilot 6 (dual format)
Year 1936
Format 120
Shutter KW
Speed 1/25 – 1/100
Lens Laack Pololyt
f3.5 75mm
Focus 0.7m – ∞
Aperture f2.8 to 22
Light Meter No
Rangefinder No

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