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 can see some version of the solida III on http: Shooting with it feels like shooting a small 35mm SLR while the result is a whopping 6x6cm instead of 24x36mm.

Franka-Werk Solida III

And a camera like this folds up relatively compactly for easy transporting. Body obviously worn and painted, the leather smoothed over time, this is a bit of a beater user, but good where it counts: One distinguishable feature in this camera is that the bellows bed swings to the solixa, while in the other models it drops to the front.

The built-in range finder is uncoupled, it has double exposure prevention and a film reminder on the film advance knob. I have three of the IIIe cameras. As with the Balda Baldixone of frannka nicest things about this little classic is the perfect placement of the shutter release button.


I love medium format folding cameras.

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On this one the lens is an Ennagon 75mm, 1: Now I just need to figure out a replacement for the missing hand strap. They allow me to always carry a medium format on my pocket. Some later models got a higher tophousing.

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You cock the shutter manually, and release with the shutter release on the top of the camera. Repairs Body obviously worn and painted, the leather smoothed over time, this is a bit of a beater user, but good where it counts: There is an depth-of-field-index on the topcase and a Solida III-scriptnameplate in the leather.

This page was last edited on 7 Januaryat Your name or email address: Has an uncoupled rangefinder pretty rare camera. They were manufactured around Later when I gained more confidence in my mechanical skills I made a complete CLA to the range finder, that was quite misaligned vertically.

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Again only zone-focusing, but it features a simple uncoupled selenium light meter. The Franka-Logo is printed in white on the leather.

The following other wikis use this file: The Solida III has two square windows out front mmanual a range finder also [on mine it works] thats about all I could find. Note that there is a higher-end version with a built-in rangefinder, expect to pay dearly for that one if you find it. They all use film giving me twelve exposures per roll of film.


I turned it upside down, looked everywhere but to no avail. A four element tessar lens compared to the very capable three element Radionar lens. This was one of the first folding cameras I bought.

I have an anecdote about this camera: The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. The Solida IIIe got an uncoupled rangefinder. The Franka Solida range is amazing in manufacture quality, reliability and as practical shooters.

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

Simple folder with zone-focusing. When this one arrived I opened it and was incapable of closing it. I have never heard of a Solida IIIr. I handed it to my wife, not telling her about my difficulties, and asked her to close it.