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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You must log in or sign up to reply here. I turned it upside down, looked everywhere but to no avail. And a camera like this folds up relatively compactly for easy transporting.

John Margetts’ old camera blog.: Franka Solida III camera

With radionar or frankar optics mostly in compur rapid. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.

Bellows release button on the bottom of the camera, large depth of focus field table on the top. The Fellsphoto Vintage Gallery.

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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. In the picture above you can see the distance indication solidda the range finder, the red dot warning that the film is advanced and the frranka ready to shoot, the shutter release and the advance knob, that includes a film reminder.


Standard red-window wind but with a little sliding door to protect the film after advancing to the next number. Again only zone-focusing, but it features a simple uncoupled selenium light meter. The Franka-Logo is printed in white on the leather.

If the file has been modified from its original state, solira details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. They were manufactured around I have never heard of a Solida IIIr. I send it to repair, it was a loose mirror. IIIe got mostly radionar lens – i got on with westar.

Views View Edit History. Once again this is a sharp shooter: 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. As always I thak you all. On this one the lens is an Ennagon 75mm, 1: There is an depth-of-field-index on the topcase and a Solida III-scriptnameplate in the leather.

I do not think they are rare at all.

Franka Solida III

Simple folder with zone-focusing. Now I just need to figure out a replacement for the missing hand strap. I got some of this Info from [www.

The Solida I is the least sophisticated of the three I own. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2. Even being the least sophisticated is a sharp shooter, as you can see in the following pictures: One distinguishable feature in this camera is that the bellows bed swings to the right, while in the other models it drops to the front.


Franka-Werk Solida III

I love medium format folding cameras. I bought this one with the leather case and a set of filters, in a leather case also. Body obviously worn and painted, the leather smoothed over time, this is a bit of a beater user, but good where it counts: As with the Balda Baldixone of the nicest things about this little classic is the perfect placement of the shutter release button.

It was a good laugh afterwards. Note that there is a higher-end version with a built-in rangefinder, expect to pay dearly for solira one if you find it. Share This Page Tweet. And contrary to its consumer-level status, this camera is well-designed and tranka built.

Janual version got uncoupeld lightmeter gossen. It lacks range finder, that’s why this one came with a Watameter, when I bought it. Its even more confusing. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I have three of the Mqnual cameras. Repairs Body obviously worn and painted, the leather smoothed over time, this is a bit of a beater user, but good where it counts: What she did, to my complete surprise, immediately.