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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From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. A four element tessar lens compared to the very capable three element Radionar lens. Bellows release button on the bottom of the camera, large depth of focus manusl table on the top.

There is an depth-of-field-index on the topcase and a Solida III-scriptnameplate in the leather. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2. Sunday, November 21, Franka Solida.

They were manufactured around Juergen Kreckel singles this camera out as being the “best” folder, along with his beloved Agfa. Cock the shutter, then pull back the button and push the cocking lever some more, about 5mm. By using framka site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This was one of the first folding cameras I bought. I handed it to my wife, not telling her about my difficulties, and asked her to close it. As with the Balda Baldixone of the nicest things about this little classic is the perfect placement of the shutter release button. On this one the lens is an Ennagon 75mm, 1: I have seen different Franka cameras with the IIIe name on them, both with and without the rangefinder, very confusing.


As always I thak you all. Note that there is a higher-end version with a built-in rangefinder, expect to pay dearly for solisa one if you find it. The Solida I is the least sophisticated of the three I own.

Franka Solida III – It’s A Binary World

My favorite is the Franka Solida II with the 1: The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely fdanka. You can see some version of the solida III on http: You cock the shutter manually, and release with the shutter release on the top of the camera.

Also have gone the thru the search frana to see if anything was here: It also has a PC sync connection, and an accessory shoe. What she did, to my complete surprise, immediately. This sets the self-timer. When this one arrived I opened it and was incapable of closing it.

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.


The Franka-Logo is printed in white on the leather. The following other wikis use this file: I turned it upside down, looked everywhere but to no avail.

Franka-Werk Solida III

Your name or email address: This image, originally posted to Flickrwas reviewed on 1 January by the administrator or reviewer Leoboudvwho confirmed that it was available on Flickr under the stated license on that date. I also know that a few of you may have one or two would appreciate any info to help me identify the differences: First versions got 3 windows – one quadratic solid the viewfinder and two small round windows for the rangefinder.

I have never heard of a Solida IIIr. But the best part is the folder door folds down instead of sideways.

Franka Solida III

The other folding cameras I had, when I bought this one, in order to fold I had only to force down the struts. Edit – For a very comprehensive information about these and other Franka Models visit: The Solida III is the simple version without rangefinder or lightmeter. This version got uncoupeld lightmeter gossen. Sooida all use film giving me twelve exposures per roll of film.