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 Solida III is the simple version without rangefinder or lightmeter. Cock the shutter, then pull back the button and push the cocking lever some more, about 5mm. The built-in range finder is uncoupled, it has double exposure prevention and a iio reminder on the film advance knob.

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. I bought this one with the leather case and a set of filters, in a leather case also.

Franka Solida III

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The Solida IIE, is a more sophisticated model, with a built-in, uncoupled, range finder, a better lens and shutter. Some later models got a higher tophousing. Later when Frnaka gained more confidence in my mechanical skills I made a complete CLA to the range finder, that was quite misaligned vertically. You cock the shutter manually, and release with the shutter release on the top of the camera.


Juergen Kreckel singles this camera out as being the “best” folder, along with his beloved Agfa. I got some of this Info from [www.

Body obviously worn and painted, the leather smoothed over time, this is a bit of a beater user, but good where it counts: 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. The range finder was non-operational. Again only zone-focusing, but it features a simple uncoupled selenium light meter. Sunday, November 21, Franka Solida.

Franka-Werk Solida III

They all use film giving me twelve exposures per roll of film. Maual being the least sophisticated is a sharp shooter, as you can see in the following pictures: With radionar or frankar optics mostly in compur rapid. Note that there is a higher-end version with a built-in rangefinder, expect to pay dearly for that one if you find it.

Later models got only 2 quadratic windows – larger for viewfinder, smaller for rangefinder. 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. My favorite is the Franka Solida II with the 1: You must log in or sign up to reply here. Manuak 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.


Bellows release button on the bottom of solidda camera, large depth of focus field table on the top. It also has a PC sync connection, and an accessory shoe.

The Solida III has two square windows out front and a range finder also [on mine it works] thats about all I could find. Primary Menu Skip to content.

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I handed it to my wife, not telling her about my difficulties, and asked her to close it. Its even more confusing. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. Simple folder with zone-focusing. 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.