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 range finder was non-operational. My favorite is the Franka Solida II with the 1: Standard red-window wind but with a little sliding door to protect the film after advancing to the next number. It lacks range finder, that’s why this one came with a Watameter, when I bought it.

They all use film giving me twelve exposures per roll of film. I handed it to my wife, not telling her about my difficulties, and asked her to close it.

Franka-Werk Solida III

First versions got 3 windows – one quadratic for the viewfinder and two small round windows for the rangefinder. Primary Menu Skip to content. Views View Edit History. When this one arrived I janual it and was incapable of closing it.

Even being the least sophisticated is a sharp shooter, as you can see in the following pictures: The Franka-Logo is printed in white on the leather. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Share This Page Tweet. I have an anecdote about this camera: The camera sits naturally in my hand like holding the lens of an SLR.


The Solida IIIe got an uncoupled rangefinder. On the Synchro-Compur the little conical button on top of the lens is the self-timer.

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Retrieved from ” https: The timestamp is only as accurate as the amnual in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. And contrary to its consumer-level status, this camera is well-designed and robustly built. These solifa are among my most cherished cameras. There is an depth-of-field-index on the topcase and a Solida III-scriptnameplate in the leather.

There are a lot of different versions. The following other wikis use this file: Later models got only 2 quadratic windows – larger for viewfinder, smaller for rangefinder.

The built-in range finder is uncoupled, it has double exposure prevention and a film reminder on the film advance knob.

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2. A four element tessar lens compared to the very capable three element Radionar lens. mnaual

Uncoupled rangefinder, view finder for either 6×6 or 4×4? I love medium format folding cameras. As always I thak you all. Repairs Body obviously worn and painted, the leather smoothed over time, this is a bit of a beater user, but good where it counts: I have three of the IIIe cameras. Now I just need to figure out a replacement for the missing hand strap. Cock the shutter, then pull back the button and frankw the cocking lever some more, about 5mm.


Has an uncoupled rangefinder pretty rare camera.

I have seen different Franka cameras with the IIIe name on them, both with and without the rangefinder, very confusing. Sounds good to me. Also have gone the thru the search photo,net to see if anything was here: This was one of the first folding cameras I bought. Simple folder with zone-focusing. I send it to repair, it was a loose mirror.

The Franka Solida range is amazing in manufacture quality, reliability and as practical shooters.

What she did, to my complete surprise, immediately. 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 advance knob, that includes a film reminder. This sets the self-timer. This page was last edited on 7 Januarymanuxl By using this site, you agree solidz the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.