Vintage Zeiss Ikon film camera
This is a Zeiss-Ikon Nettar 515 which is a medium format folding camera which takes sixteen 6cm x 4.5cm images on 120 roll film. This was the third model in the long-lived Nettar line and first went on sale in 1937. The Nettar line of cameras shared many design similarities with the higher spec Ikonta line, and was aimed at the amateur market. Despite it’s status as a “lesser” camera to the Ikonta line, it was a very well built camera that shared many body parts including the hinges and gears with it’s big brother. The lenses and shutters in the Nettar line were often lower spec without the wide range of shutter speeds, yet the cameras were often capable of good to excellent shots.
Year of release: 1937
Film Format: 120 roll film (6×4.5cm exposures)
Lens/shutter combinations :
Nettar 1:6.3/7.5cm in a Derval leaf shutter
Viewfinder: two frames
Dimensions (folded) : 114 x 79 x 43 mm
This is an early model and hard to find. A real collectors piece.
Camera is in very good condition and working well . Shutter fires on all speeds and the lens is in good condition.