Franka Solida, Black and White

The shutter speeds on this very old folding camera are not accurate (slow I think) and have to be compensated for.  The Schneider Radionar lens is sharp when the exposure is good.  Shot wide open the lens tends to be somewhat soft at longer distances, not unusual but more pronounced with this camera, at least to my novice skills.  Sometimes I am not smooth with the shutter and that doesn’t help!.  I have had better results with color film in bright light.  I do enjoy shooting this camera, it is light and capable.  The build quality is not very stout, the Voigtlander Bessa I once owned had much more solid build. Out of the 12 shots I got several decent images, so it’s progress.  Definitely a challenge to take these images, but I like challenges!

 

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Husband, dad, photographer, old camera lover, lawyer.

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