The Fellsphoto Vintage 6x6 Gallery
Franka Solida III with Rodenstock 80mm f2.9 Trinar lens
lens serial no. 2709037 dates this to 1953
|Cassie||the best view in the district||Rannerdale|
|Thirlmere from the Wythburn path|
|Derwent Water from Ullock Pike||Buttermere from Fleetwith Pike||ascent of Lonscale Fell|
|Sunset from Skiddaw summit|
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The following is copied from my page for the Schneider lensed version:
(1954 advert for the standard S-K Radionar lensed version)
Note: this advert helps us date other cameras as it tells us that the Prontor SVS shutter is introduced in 1954.
This price comparison refers to Radionar version. It is not known whether there was a price difference when fitted with the Rodenstock lens.
Cameras dated from their Schneider-Kreuznach serial nos.
|Price comparison||1954||2009 RPI||2009 av.earnings|
|Solida III (estimate)||£24 7s 7d||£498||£1370|
|Solida IIIE+SV||£29 5s||£597||£1650|
|Solida IIIE+SVS||£29 18s 5d||£611||£1690|
|ever-ready case||£1 15s 8d||£36.40||£100|
(price of the non-rangefinder model estimated using the known II/IIR difference of 16.65%)
2010 comparisons not yet available