Help: again [VBG] the Franka-werk Solida III has three models as near as I can figure but have not been able to infomation as to how to tell. Solid, compact and simply fun folder that takes 6×6 pictures on rollfilm, made by Franka Kamera Werk in the Bavaria region of Germany. Franka Solida. Instruction manuals for Franka New window · Messages in the forum about .. Franka Solida II Ennagon ,5/7,5 cm / 6x6cm Service TOP. EUR 47,

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Franka cameras Schneider-Kreuznach lenses. What she did, to my complete surprise, immediately. Has an uncoupled rangefinder pretty rare camera. I handed it to my wife, not telling her about my difficulties, and asked her to close it.

As always I thak you all.

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With radionar or frankar optics mostly in compur rapid. Edit – For a very comprehensive information about these and other Franka Models visit: The Solida III has two square windows out front and a range finder also [on mine it works] thats about all I could find. The Franka-Logo is printed in white on the leather. They were manufactured around The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

Views View Edit History. There are a lot of different versions. Even being the least sophisticated is a sharp shooter, as you can see in the following pictures: Once again this is a sharp shooter: Franka Solida cameras, like the Balda cameras, were kind of middle-of-the road consumer folders, often outfitted with inexpensive 3-element lenses like Enna Ennagon and Schneider Radionar.


It was a good laugh afterwards. Uncoupled rangefinder, view finder for either 6×6 or 4×4? I got some of this Info from [www. You can see some version of the solida III on http: You must log in or sign up to reply here.

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I send it to repair, it was a loose mirror. They allow me to always carry a medium format on my pocket. But the best part is the folder door folds down instead of sideways.

Newer Post Older Lii Home. There manal an depth-of-field-index on the topcase and a Solida III-scriptnameplate in the leather. I love medium format folding cameras. The other folding cameras I had, when I bought this one, in order to fold I had only to force down the struts.

Again only zone-focusing, but it features a simple uncoupled selenium light meter. Sunday, November 21, Franka Solida. This was one of the first folding cameras I bought. I bought this one with the leather case and a set of filters, in a leather case also.

On the Synchro-Compur the little conical button on top of the lens is the self-timer. The Fellsphoto Vintage Gallery. Sounds good to me. This image, originally posted to Flickrwas reviewed on 1 January by the administrator or reviewer Leoboudvwho confirmed that it was available on Flickr under the stated license on that date.

I bought it from an English gentleman, who told me that this camera was his seventeenth birthday present, from his brother, who was stationed in Germany at that time.

Now I just need to figure out a replacement for the missing hand strap. Some later models got a higher tophousing. I have three of the IIIe cameras. My favorite is the Franka Solida II with the 1: First versions got 3 windows – one quadratic for the viewfinder and two small round windows for the rangefinder. I do not think they are rare at all.


Share This Page Tweet. Standard red-window wind but with a little sliding door to protect mxnual film after advancing to the next number.

I have seen different Franka cameras with the IIIe name on them, both with and without the rangefinder, very confusing. Later when I gained more confidence in my mechanical skills I made a complete CLA to the range finder, that was quite misaligned vertically. Your name or email address: One distinguishable feature in this camera is that the bellows bed swings to the splida, while in the other models it drops to the front.

Compared to what you see on 35mm negs, even a reasonably fast 3-element 75mm lens can be a great performer when stopped down a bit.

File:Franka Solida III folding camera with Schneider-Kreuznach Radionar 80mm F2.9 lens.jpg

The range finder was non-operational. And a camera like this folds up relatively compactly for easy transporting.

Also have gone the thru the search photo,net to see if anything was here: A four element tessar lens compared to the very capable three element Radionar lens.