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1954 Franka Super Frankarette 

Franka Super Frankarette with 45mm f2,8 Xenar lens

lens serial no. 4985383 = January 1957

 

New Forest: ball play on Rochford Common New Forest: on Rochford Common New Forest: track across Rochford Common
New Forest: pine trees on Red Shoot Plain New Forest: pine trees on Red Shoot Plain New Forest: Red Shoot Plain

vertical panorama of pine tree
pine tree bark   vertical panorama of the tree
Blake Fell from path to Cogra Moss ascent from Cogra Moss ascent from Cogra Moss
Ullock bridleway - collecting sloes Ullock bridleway home bridleway

 


1957 advert for Franka Super Frankarette

The 35mm Super Frankarette with its coupled rangefinder costs 22% more than Franka's top of the range 6x6 folding camera. The addition of the coupled rangefinder adds 50% to the price over the basic model. A very expensive feature!

 (advert from 1957)



Prices 1957 compared to 2013 RPI 2013 average earnings
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)

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