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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The camera sits naturally in my hand like holding the lens of an SLR.

The Fellsphoto Vintage Gallery. The Iil IIE, is a more sophisticated model, with sollida built-in, uncoupled, range finder, a better lens and shutter. It was a good laugh afterwards. I got some of this Info from [www. I love medium format folding cameras. IIIe got mostly radionar lens – i got on with westar. On this one the lens is an Ennagon 75mm, 1: Bellows release button on the bottom of the camera, large depth of focus field table on the top.

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

I bought this one with the leather case and a frank of filters, in a leather case also. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. The Solida IIIe got an uncoupled rangefinder. Your name or email address: Once again this is a sharp shooter: Later models got only 2 quadratic windows – larger for viewfinder, smaller for rangefinder.


Edit – For a very comprehensive information about these and other Franka Models visit: Now I just need to figure out a replacement for the missing hand strap. But the best part is the folder door folds down instead of sideways.

Views View Edit History. Retrieved from ” https: Sounds good to me. Also have gone the thru the search photo,net to see if anything was here: Shooting with it feels like shooting a small frankaa SLR while the result is a whopping 6x6cm instead of 24x36mm.

Again only zone-focusing, but it features a simple uncoupled selenium light meter. Newer Post Older Post Home. As with the Balda Baldixone of the nicest things about this little classic is the perfect placement of the shutter release button.

Franka Solida III

Even being the least sophisticated is a sharp shooter, as you can see in the following pictures: I turned it upside down, looked everywhere but to no avail. You cock the shutter manually, and release with the shutter release on the top of the camera.

Sunday, November 21, Franka Solida. 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.


I have an anecdote about this camera: 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. You must log in or sign up to reply here.

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This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2. I have three of the IIIe cameras. I also know that a few of you may have one or two would appreciate any info to help me identify the differences: Repairs Body obviously worn frankx painted, the leather smoothed over time, this is a bit of a beater user, but good where it counts: Body obviously worn and painted, the leather smoothed over time, this is a bit of a beater user, but good where it counts: The Solida I is the least sophisticated of the three I own.

Later when I gained more confidence in my mechanical skills I made a complete CLA to the range finder, that was quite misaligned vertically.

Primary Menu Skip to content. Uncoupled rangefinder, view finder for either 6×6 or 4×4? This solid was last edited on 7 Januaryat