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    Filters for a Nettar 517/16?

    Folks—

    So it turns out that over these past few weeks my go-to camera has been my Zeiss Ikon Nettar 517/16 with a Novar-Anastigmat 75mm 1:6.3 lens. Now this is all well and good, except that the lens has no threads whatsoever with which I might attach filters. A bit of Google-fu revealed that the Nettars with a Vario shutter (which mine have) use slip-on filters[1].

    So how difficult is it to find these beasties?

    Oh, and on an almost unrelated note—was there a 6x4.5 version in the 517 series?

    Thanks!

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    [1]: http://www.davidrichert.com/Zeiss%20...2-Nett0013.jpg
    Henry C. Gernhardt, III

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    It depends a bit on the size; they're out there, but not in quantity. There's an ePrey vendor called Pacific Rim Camera that often has some, but they don't give them away.

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    I have the exact same camera and it's a great little marvel. Can't speak to filters for this camera. For a 6x4.5 I purchased a Zenobia which is roughly the same size of the Nettar with an excellent 75mm 3.5 Hesper lens. I think I paid about $80 on e bay--a great little folder.

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    Do a bit of googling and auction searching for "series filters" Once you get a holder you can start looking for filters to fit it. Sometimes you can find a pack in a leather wallet that fits your camera with several different filters. Ideally finding a combo lens hood and filter holder is the best.
    Good luck
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    Greg—

    Quote Originally Posted by GregW View Post
    Do a bit of googling and auction searching for "series filters"
    Thanks for the Wikipedia link. Would you happen to know what measurement I need to take in order to determine the series I need?

    Thanks!
    Henry C. Gernhardt, III

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    Henry,
    Measure the outside diameter of the lens and send me a PM. I may be able to help you. I still have a a large box of series filter holders, adapters, etc. If I have something for you, I'll give it to you in return for a cup of coffee. That way I get to meet another APUGger.

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    Heliopan once made push-on filters (Aufsteckfilter). They still may have some in stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hgernhardt View Post

    Oh, and on an almost unrelated note—was there a 6x4.5 version in the 517 series?

    Thanks!

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    [1]: http://www.davidrichert.com/Zeiss%20...2-Nett0013.jpg
    No, Zeiss Ikon only produced the 6 x 6 format. A great pity because my Nettar 515 (1937) is 6 x 4.5 and is my favourite medium format camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteymorange View Post
    Henry,
    Measure the outside diameter of the lens and send me a PM. I may be able to help you. I still have a a large box of series filter holders, adapters, etc. If I have something for you, I'll give it to you in return for a cup of coffee. That way I get to meet another APUGger.
    My Mess Ikonta could use some filtering, do you know what size the 10,5cm Tessar 3.5 takes?

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    My Mess Ikonta could use some filtering, do you know what size the 10,5cm Tessar 3.5 takes?
    Not offhand, You can measure it yourself. If you don't have a set of calipers, just lay a ruler across. The slip-on adapters are adjustable within a small range. It will be a Series VI, most likely.



 

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