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The specialty of Franka's Super Frankarette was the coupled pair of setting rings for aperture and shutter speed. Thus it was an ideal camera for constant light situations. The coupling of speed and aperture could be unlocked to chose another set of manually selectable aperture/speed combinations. A scale from 2 to 18 supported application the light value system for choosing an appropriate combination set for a light situation.

With its Schneider Xenar lens it might have delivered fine images.


  • Type: rangefinder camera
  • Manufacturer: Franka
  • Year of launch: 1958 (? see link to ad)
  • Film: 35mm film
  • Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 1:2,8/45
  • Viewfinder: reverse Galilean with superimposed coupled match-image-center rangefinder
  • Shutter: Prontor-SVS with speeds 1 sec. to 1/300 sec plus B, flash sync. X, A and M selectable
  • Film advance: fast advance lever, resetable exposure counter


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