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Franka Solida III  with  Schneider Kreuznach f2.9 80mm Radionar lens and  8-speed Prontor-S shutter

lens serial no. 3406253 dates it to December 1952

Franka Solida III

 

  Stow Fen sunset St Wendreda's Church, March  
  Stow Fen sunset, June Saint Wendreda's Church  

 

 

beech tree in St Wendreda's graveyard Fen sunset through teazles Grisedale Tarn from St Sunday Crag the cairn on Broom Fell summit
 beech leaves in St Wendreda's graveyard  Stow Fen sunset, January  Grisedale Tarn  Broom Fell summit

 

 

  panorama west from Broom Fell summit  
    panorama west from Broom Fell  

 

 

Cameras dated from their Schneider-Kreuznach serial nos.

Price comparison 1954 2010 RPI 2010 av.earnings
Solida III (estimate) 24 7s 7d 521 1433
Solida IIIE+SV 29 5s 625 1727
Solida IIIE+SVS 29 18s 5d 639 1767
ever-ready case 1 15s 8d 38.10 104.67

(price of the non-rangefinder model estimated using the known II/IIR difference of 16.65%)

 

This advert helps date cameras as it tells us that the Prontor SVS shutter was introduced in 1954:

                    (1954 advert)

tri-colour collie Gael

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