This amazing Zeiss Nettar 515/16 is part of an extremely successful line of Zeiss folding cameras marketed to consumers. The Nettar line was composed of cameras using 120mm film and recorded images at a variety of sizes. Depending on the camera negatives could be produced in the 6x9cm, 6x4.5cm, and 6x6cm sizes. Even though the cameras were billed as amerture models, the Nettar’s shared many of the parts from Zeiss’s higher end brother the Ikonta.
This Zeiss Nettar 515/16 was produced from 1937 through the early 1940’s it features a beautiful metal and leather body with chrome accents. This post war version is fitted with a Novar-Anastigmat 75mm f/6.3 lens, and a Vario leaf shutter with speeds of 1/25-1/200 and blub. The aperture ranges from f/6.3 through f/22. The shutter fires freely and the lens and aperture are clean.
- Year of release: 1937
- 120mm Film 6x6cm
- Lens and shutter combination
- Novar-Anastigmat 75mm F/6.3 Coated with a Vario Leaf Shutter
- Clip on filters
- 6x6 Viefinder
- Dimensions Folded: 135mm x 78 x 45mm
- Weight: 510 Grams
This camera would make a wonderful addition to any collection, or would be a perfect user for someone looking for a small compact medium format camera. Stop in to the Carytown Store to check it out, priced at $150.00