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Dr. Gilde Sytem-Kamera-Technologie GmbH was a camera maker in Rinteln, Lower Saxony, Germany, from around 2000 until about 2017. The company was started by Dr Kurt Gilde, to produce medium-format panoramic cameras.

The Gilde 66-17 MST Super 3D allows several formats to be exposed, on 120 or 220 film in interchangeable backs.[1][2][3] The format can be selected for each exposure without changing the back, using a slider control on the top plate: the marked formats are 6x6, 6x9, 6x12, 6x14 and 6x17 cm. The camera has a multi-format viewfinder with parallax correction. The camera has a number of bubble levels (and the VF two more of its own). The lens board allows geared front rise and shift movements; one of the example seen at auction has front tilt as well, a special order, according to the auctioneer's notes.[2]

As the name suggests, the camera can take advantage of the wide format for stereo photography.[3]

Gilde subsequently made a model allowing formats up to 6x23cm.[4]


  1. Gilde 66-17 MST Super 3D with Super-Angulon XL 58mm f/5.6 lenses, sold at the 35th Leitz Photographica Auction
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gilde 66-17 MST Super 3D with Super-Angulon XL 90mm f/5.6, multi-format shoe-mounted VF, and motor grip, and with tilting front, sold at the 36th Leitz Auction, on 13 June 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gilde 66-17 MST Super 3D at Galerie-Photo, including a (small) picture of an example equipped for stereo.
  4. Panoramic Cameras: Gear to help you get the WIDE view page 2, at Shutterbug, January 2006.