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1954 Franka Solida IIR (rangefinder) with f3.5 Ennagon lens 

Franka Solida IIR with Enna Werk 75mm f3.5 Ennagon lens

lens serial no. 25561  ~  the pair of round windows for the rangefinder and SVS shutter dates this to 1954 or thereafter

 

 

 

Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Water from Lothwaite on Sale Fell  Loweswater from the disused quarry on the slopes of Blake Fell 
Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Water from Lothwaite Loweswater  from the disused quarry on Blake Fell 

 

 

  the Loweswater Fells from Holme Beck   
  the Loweswater fells from the quarry track at Holme Beck  

 

 

1957 advert:

1957 advert for Solida IIR

 


The advert shows the later version with rangefinder incorporated into the viewfinder and fitted with the 4-element Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar lens so the price shown is almost certainly higher than for the 3-element Enna Ennagon lens.


Price comparisons from www.measuringworth.com:

  1957 prices 2013 compared to RPI 2013 average earnings
II 25 10s 0d 504.00 1260.00
IIR 30 12s 6d 606.00 1510.00
IIL not known, but probably about the same as the 'R'
every-ready case 1 15s 6d 35.00 87.50

Franka's 35mm Super Frankarette with its coupled rangefinder cost 22% more than this top of the range 6x6 folder:
Frankarette 25 19s 6d 514 1280
Super Frankarette 37 6s 0d 738 1840

Modern day price comparison (Aug 2014):  Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens   Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens 1899 (1749 with 150 Canon cashback)

 

To see another photographer's monochrome pictures taken with this model camera and this lens see here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eliasberg/sets/72157626348448152/with/5681551551

(his camera sold on ebay, 3 Sep 2011, for a record 66)

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