SUPERB! 1955 6x9 Zeiss-Ikon Nettar FRESHLY SERVCED!
Cleaned, Lubricated & Adjusted. Ready for immediate use
Did I hear you say you were looking for a classic 6x9 medium format camera? One that you can easily slip into an unused corner of your back pack or travel bag? A camera that will probably increase in value as the years go by? And most important of all, a camera that will deliver big beautiful photo’s....?
Well, this is a circa 1955 Zeiss-Ikon 6x9 Nettar. It was introduced in 1949 and produced in Germany until 1957. It folds out to take beautiful 6 x 9 exposures on normal 120 roll film. Bright exposures alive with all the vivid details, lovely colors and rich tonal range that only medium format can provide. When it comes to photography, bigger is better and this camera can produce a large negative that’s more than four times larger than the average 35mm snap shot. The real appeal is that all of this is produced by a camera that folds up into a small package. So whether you're interesting in fine grain, rich tonal values, lovely colors or big enlargements, this camera can do it all and its compact size will never give you a reason to leave it at home.
This camera is a quality design in excellent condition. Additionally it’s been carefully Cleaned, Lubricated and Adjusted. The leatherette, the black lacquer and chrome trim is lovely. The bellows are supple and completely light tight. The view finder is very clean and clear. I should mention that there’s just a little bit of glue visible under the Zeiss-Ikon logo on the back of the camera. (Evidently there used to be a dealer’s logo there.)
The shutter works smoothly and all the speeds (B & 1/25th -1/200th) are appropriate. It has a sync flash connector and it’s been adjusted and tested. It works with a normal electronic flash. The flash will fire correctly at any desired shutter speed. (This is of course very convenient for flash fill.) It’s the perfect travel camera for all those lovely autumn landscapes.
The quality 4.5/105mm coated lens is a classic three element design based on the classic Cooke triplet. A design that’s very popular lens because of the lovely sharpness, rendering and bokeh. The lens is exceptionally clean. There are no scratches. There is no haze, crystallization, separated elements or other problems. And it’s capable of producing very lovely photos with modern color and B&W films.
All in all, a fine useable classic camera. Load it with your favorite film and keep it handy for that perfect shot you’ve been looking for. You know the one... the one with the perfect Ansel Adams light breaking through the dark storm clouds that leaves you wishing that you had a classic medium format camera with you...