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REVIEW: Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/2

Carl Zeiss Jena

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-05-12

review Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/2 Carl Zeiss Jena

Introduced in: 1934 - 58

Specs:


Lens: Carl Zeiss Jena - Tessar 10.5cm f/4.5
Closest Focus: 1.5m (5ft)
Aperture: f/4.5 - f/32
Shutter: 1/250 to 1s + B (Bulb)
Copal Leaf shutter from Compur
Light meter: None
Battery: None
Flash: None.
Weight: 690g

Takes 120 film
6×9 cm negative size.


Viewfinder:

As simple as it gets.



Image quality


Analogue B&W film

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review Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/2 Carl Zeiss Jena

review Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/2 Carl Zeiss Jena



Build quality

All metal and solid.
 
Operating + Sounds
review Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/2 Carl Zeiss Jena

Conclusion


Camera that are as simple as it gets.
But the simpleness is also something I like about these.
It is still somewhat lightweight for a 6x9 camera.

The Compur however is one of the noisier and made a lot of vibrations.
Some of my test pictures lost their sharpness because of this.
This camera was made under so many years so I would guess that you can find this with other improved shutters.
Zeiss made these cameras from 1934 to 58.


Thumbs up:
Good image quality
Bokeh / Flare
Portable and fairly lightweight for a 6x9

Thumbs down:
Shutter vibrations
No flash sync or hot shoe




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