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Zeiss Ikon Nettar 510/2

Discussion in 'Everything Film' started by paul simmons, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. paul simmons

    paul simmons New Member

    Just bought the above camera. Anyone care to share a beginers guide to medium format?

    A search on this forum didn't bring up any results! Google brought up so much I was swamped!

    Thanks

    Paul
     
  2. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Perhaps if you tell us what you want to know we can help.

    The Nettar is a nice little camera, I have one and it takes a very good picture with a little care.

    Nigel NRIPN

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  3. paul simmons

    paul simmons New Member

    "a beginners guide to medium format"
    - what sort of film it takes for a start
    - how medium format differs from 35mm for example.

    you knw the real basics!
     
  4. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    "a beginners guide to medium format"
    - what sort of film it takes for a start
    - how medium format differs from 35mm for example.


    The film is 120 roll film, if it's a 510/2 then the format should be 6x9cm giving you 8 exposures per roll. You may be better sticking to B&W film as colour film was not commonly used during most of this cameras production. Postwar cameras are probably better for colour as the lenses may be coated. This said modern colour film will give a fair image provided you remember the golden rule of keeping the sun behind you.

    Medium format is way bigger than 35mm, in the case of this camera the negative is 6cm by 9cm in dimension compared with 24mm by 36mm for the 35mm frame! As a result far less magnification is required for equivalent print sizes and of course much larger prints are possible with MF before quality is reduced.

    Don't be tempted to use the longer 220 rollfilm in your Nettar...it isn't suitable as the backing paper does not run the whole length of the film and will fog due to the window in the back of the camera used to read the frame numbers. 220 IS ONLY MEANT FOR MODERN CAMERAS WITH MECHANICAL/MOTORISED WIND ON!.

    Check that the bellows are light tight and not split (more fogging issues) and that the lens mount locks vertically when the bellows are extended, if not you will have problems with parts of the picture being out of focus when they shouldn't be.

    <a href="http://www.marriottworld.com/pieces/pieces23.htm">Go here<A> for more comprehensive information

    Nigel NRIPN

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