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Zeiss Ikon Nettar

In 1934 Zeiss introduced the Nettar line of folding cameras as a less expensive alternative to their more expensive Ikonta line. Originally introduced as the Bob 510 and 510/2, they were marketed in England as Nettar cameras. They were built, with a gap for the war years, until around 1958. While equal to the Ikonta line in fit and finish, they were generally fitted with second rate lenses and shutters, which prove more than adequate for the nominal enlarging required of medium format cameras.

An early Deco Nettar.

The 4.5 x 6cm Nettar 515 with box.

The Nettar 515/2.

The Nettar 523/16.

A box from a later Nettar.