The last couple weeks I’ve been carrying around my Zeiss Ikon Nettar camera. It’s one of my favorites – made in 1949, it’s a real classic. Uses 120 rollfilm, shoots 6x6cm square images. With a 75mm f/4.5 lens, and an all-mechanical shutter that can go all the way up to 1/200sec! Yeah, mine is the good one with the f/4.5 aperture and the Pronto shutter!
I’ve been trying to rekindle my interest in photography, and as a result this is the camera that’s been bouncing around inside my purse for the past few weeks. I really need to dig it out of the purse and take some pictures, but… I don’t know what to shoot.
I feel awkward doing ‘street photography’, like people probably don’t want to be caught in some stranger’s snapshots. I do like landscapes or abandoned industrial-style areas, but there’s nothing interesting around my usual routes.
It’s not like I have 36 or even 24 frames to get through – at 6×6 you only get 12 shots on a roll of 120, and I think I got half of those off just playing around the house. So, I just need to get around to shooting a half dozen more frames, then I can put the Nettar away and start thinking about processing some film.
It’s just… it’s harder than I expected, to get myself re-interested in any of my old hobbies.