Category Archives: Rangefinders

Franka Solida IIE

Started from a small factory in Stuttgart, Germany by Franz Vyskocil and his wife in early 1900’s, Franka-Kamerawerk was once a camera manufacturer of nearly 200 employees with products ranging from 16mm subminiatures to 120 format folders. The Solida IIE of this article … Continue reading

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FED 5B

Introduced in 1975, the FED 5B (strictly speaking a FED 5V because the “В” on the name plate is actually a Cyrillic alphabet in which the Latin equivalent is “V”) is an interchangeable lens rangefinder camera utilizing the Leica screw … Continue reading

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Olympus 35ED

The Olympus 35ED is a fully automatic 35mm rangefinder camera which is also the last member of the Olympus 35 series EE (electronic-eye, which simply means automatic exposure) cameras. After Olympus introduced the flagship 35SP (the first and only spot-meter … Continue reading

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