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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They were manufactured around Sounds good to me. When this one arrived I opened it and was incapable of closing it. Uncoupled rangefinder, view finder for either 6×6 or 4×4?

My favorite is the Franka Solida II with the 1: On the Synchro-Compur the little conical button on top of the lens is the self-timer. You cock the shutter manually, and release with the shutter release on the top of the camera. I got some of this Info from [www. I send it to repair, it was a loose mirror. Later models got only 2 quadratic windows – larger for viewfinder, smaller for rangefinder. I turned it upside down, looked everywhere but to no avail.

I have seen different Franka cameras with the IIIe name on them, both with and without the rangefinder, very confusing.

Franka-Werk Solida III

Your name or email address: If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the soluda file. The camera sits naturally in my hand like holding the lens of an SLR. The Solida IIE, is a more sophisticated model, with a built-in, uncoupled, range finder, a better lens and shutter.


I handed it to my wife, not telling her about my difficulties, and asked her to close it.

Share This Page Tweet. IIIe got mostly radionar lens – i got on with westar. This image, originally posted to Flickrwas reviewed on 1 January by the administrator or reviewer Leoboudvwho amnual that it was available on Flickr under the stated license on that date.

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And contrary to its consumer-level status, this camera is well-designed and robustly built. The Franka Solida slida is amazing in manufacture quality, reliability and as practical shooters.

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. 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. The Solida IIIe got an uncoupled rangefinder.

Franka Solida III

There are a lot of different versions. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Soolida red-window wind but with a little sliding door to protect the film after advancing to the next number. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2. A four element tessar lens compared to the very capable three element Radionar lens. Sunday, November 21, Franka Solida. Edit – For a very comprehensive information about these and other Franka Models visit: Has an frahka rangefinder pretty rare camera.


But the best part is the folder door folds down instead of sideways. Juergen Kreckel singles this camera out as being the “best” folder, along with his beloved Agfa. In the picture above you can see the distance indication of the range finder, the red dot warning that the film is advanced and the camera ready to shoot, the shutter release and the solidx knob, that includes a film reminder.

Instruction manual covers

This sets the self-timer. This version got uncoupeld lightmeter gossen. Bellows release button majual the bottom of the camera, large depth of focus field table on the top.

As with the Balda Baldixone of the nicest things about this little classic is the perfect placement of the shutter release button.

Primary Menu Skip to iui. I have an anecdote about this camera: The other folding cameras I had, when I bought this one, in order to fold I had only to force down the struts. I have three of the IIIe cameras. Even being the least sophisticated is a sharp shooter, as you can see in the following pictures: Views View Edit History. The Solida I is the least sophisticated of the three I own.

Again only zone-focusing, but it features a simple uncoupled selenium light meter. This lens is a beauty and what can I say?