- Franka Solida III medium format vintage camera
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Franka Solida III medium format vintage camera
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Item # 6804530

  • Cameras & Photo
  • mimimalta
  • 15/1/2018
  • 17/3/2018
  • 61
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This is my grandfather's camera and I have kept it and treasured it for sentimental reasons. It functions well and it is a beauty, I have shot lovely images with it and printed them myself.

This medium format camera is solid, compact and simply lots of fun to use. It takes 6×6 pictures on 120 rollfilm and was made by Franka Kamera Werk in the Bavaria region of Germany.

This Franka Solida camera, being medium format compared to what you see on 35mm negs, even a reasonably fast 3-element 80mm lens can be a great performer when stopped down a bit.

And a camera like this folds up relatively compactly for easy transporting. (Plus they’re just fun!). For long exposures you can easily attach this camera to a tripod.

One of the nicest things about this little classic is the perfect placement of the shutter release button (a free shutter release cable is included with this camera).

Shooting with it feels like shooting a small 35mm SLR while the result is a whopping 6x6cm instead of 24x36mm. And contrary to its consumer-level status, this camera is well-designed and robustly built.

I trust you will enjoy using it as much as I did !

Produced circa 1954 Franka Kamera Werk, Bavaria, Germany
Film type 120 rollfilm
Picture size 6cm x 6cm
Weight 1 lb, 4 oz (567g)
Lens Schneider Kreuznach Radionar 80mm, 1: 2.9
Aperture f2.9, f4, f5.6. f8. f11. f16 and f22
Focal Range 3.5 feet, 4, 5 6 8, 10, 15, 25, 50 to infinity
Shutter Prontor-S
Shutter speeds B, 1, 2, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 plus switch for Time
Viewfinder Galilean viewfinder
Exposure meter none
Comes with original leather case with neck strap.
This is a very good manualfor this camera:

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