I have a passion for Holga cameras, however there’s this one camera I truly think it is a great all around medium format 6×6 camera, the Zeiss Ikon Nettar.
A couple of years ago I was at the airport boarding to Genève and, when going through the X-Ray machine, airport security stopped me because the X-ray caught an unusual object in my back pack.
It was the Nettar Zeis.
The police was immediately called and one of them reached inside my bag and grabbed the camera. It was the only time I called myself a photographer:
– It’s just a camera, I’m a photographer and I like using old cameras. I will show you, can I just press this button?
Guys, don’t ever, and I mean ever, say those words to a nervous policeman in an airport.
I was trying to press the button that unfolds the bellows and exposes the lens.
I did press it though and everything ended up well.
Here are some samples.