First, thanks to Rick van Nooij who gave me this camera last year about this time, all the way from Nederland. I’ve admittedly been sulking in my tent for a while awaiting the "consequences", but the nice weather a couple of days ago (“record low highs”, as my neighbor put it), got me out into the woods with film as well as digital. Franka Kamerawerk 1909-1966 Oberfranken. Germany Franka Solida Record Among various inexpensive cameras made by this company were the “folding box camera”/viewfinder cameras known as the Solida, although more expensive Solidas did have a rangefinder. When Rick van Nooij offered one of these, I took him up on it, having 1) not shot a lot of this kind of camera 2) been curious about how this “Bundeskamera” would compare to some roughly equivalent cameras from the DDR. Here is the camera itself, a close relative of the Solida I.