Zeiss Ikon Nettar

This is my first real camera that I bought in 1952. During the late 1940's and early 1950's I had a couple tiny cameras using film 127 that I used for snapshots at school and on outings.

Unfortunately I no longer have this camera so I have to look up the technical details from web sites. The lens was Novar Anastigmat f/4.5. The focal length was 75 mm - compared to today's equipment that would really take some getting used to! In my first 35 mm camera the focal length was the so called "normal" 50 mm. Even that feels narrow today.

The film was 120 roll film and the frame size 6 x 6 cm. With this camera I became the photographer in my family and I remember my parents and other relatives being happy to have a photographer around. I enjoyed taking pictures and the pictures are good.

In the fifties film was freely available, but I did not yet develop the films or print my pictures.

I used this camera from 1952 till 1955 when I got my first 35 mm camera.
@mostlyfiveohthree Thank you for the fave. I am looking amused at the photograph of the happy camera owner (age 18) taken with the self timer outdoors on the balcony. I guess you would have favored the whole picture, too. ;-))
posted April 18th, 2018  
I love your composition. The casual feel is fabulous. Fave.
posted April 18th, 2018  
This is a wonderful composition and an interesting entry in your project. I love it. fav
posted April 18th, 2018  
@joysabin Wonderful that you could see the "casualness" in this very much cropped image - but posed casualness, to be honest.
This was the very first image with the new camera. I did not have a tripod, so I assume that the camera was on a low chair, and I had to crouch, with a skirt (in those days), keep balance and look nonchalant at the same time. :-) Very much worth a fave, thank you!
posted April 18th, 2018  
@stillhappysnap Thank you for stopping by! I am curious about looking into my own history - we shall see. :)
posted April 18th, 2018  
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