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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This page was last edited on 7 Januaryat 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. The range finder was non-operational. Newer Post Older Post Home. Even being solkda least sophisticated is a sharp shooter, as you can see in the following pictures: This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.

The Solida III is the simple version soliva rangefinder or lightmeter. Edit – For a very comprehensive information about these and other Franka Models visit: It also has a PC sync connection, and an accessory shoe. The Franka-Logo is printed in white on the leather. Now I just need to figure out a replacement for the missing hand strap.


As with the Balda Baldixone of the nicest things about this little classic is the perfect placement of the shutter release button. First versions got 3 windows – one quadratic for the viewfinder and two small round windows solidaa the rangefinder. The Franka Solida range is amazing in manufacture quality, reliability and as practical shooters.

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I turned it upside down, looked everywhere but to no avail. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2. There is an depth-of-field-index on the topcase and a Solida III-scriptnameplate in the leather.

By using ii site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These folders are among my most cherished cameras. Again only zone-focusing, but it features a simple uncoupled selenium light meter.

It lacks range finder, that’s why this one came with a Watameter, when I bought it.

Franka Solida III

I send it to repair, it was a loose mirror. Bellows release button on the bottom of the camera, large depth of focus field table on the top. They all use film giving me twelve exposures per roll of film. My favorite is the Franka Solida II with the 1: The Solida IIIe got an uncoupled rangefinder.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. You cock the shutter manually, and release with the shutter release on the top of the camera. The Kanual Vintage Gallery.

This was one of the first folding cameras I bought. There are a lot of different versions.

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Compared to what you see on 35mm negs, even a reasonably fast 3-element 75mm lens can be a great performer when stopped down a bit. It was a good laugh afterwards. I got some of this Info from [www. Later when I gained more confidence in my mechanical skills I made a complete CLA to the range finder, that was quite misaligned vertically. Your name or email address: I also know that a few of you may have one or two would appreciate any info to help me identify the differences: A four element tessar lens compared to the very capable three element Radionar lens.


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.

Its even more confusing. Retrieved from ” https: But the best part is the folder door folds down instead of sideways. Standard red-window wind but with a little sliding door to protect the film after advancing to the franja number.

Has an uncoupled rangefinder pretty rare camera. And contrary to its consumer-level status, this camera is well-designed and robustly built. Body obviously worn and painted, the leather smoothed over time, this is a bit of a beater user, but good where it counts: