The Nettel is a strut-folding plate camera with a focal-plane shutter, made by Nettel Camerawerk; the camera was introduced in 1903, while the company was still called Süddeutsches Camerawerk Körner und Mayer. It is very similar to the later Deckrullo-Nettel strut-folders, with the same strut system, allowing focusing by adjustable strut extension, with a built-in focus scale, in addition to ground-glass focusing, horizontal and vertical movements of the lens board, and a frame finder. It has, however, a more primitive focal-plane shutter than the Deckrullo-Nettel, that is not self-capping, so that care must be taken not to tension the shutter with the dark slide removed.
Two stereo models were made. Like the mono cameras, these differ from the stereo Deckrullo-Nettel models in the shutter.
The camera was made in many plate sizes (McKeown lists the Deckrullo-Nettel in all the same sizes except for 4x5 inch):
- 6 or 6.5x9 cm
- 3¼x4¼ inch (quarter plate)
- 9x12 cm
- 4x5 inch
- 10x15 cm
- 4¼*6½ inch (half plate)
- 13x18 cm
- Stereo models
- 9x14 cm
- 9x18 cm
- McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). p714.
- 6.5x9 cm Körner & Mayer Nettel with 10.5 cm f/3.8 Trioplan, sold at the fourth Westlicht Photographica Auction, on 22 November 2003.
- Previously shown with Zeiss Tessar at Kameramuseum E Bittner (a Picasaweb account).