Franka 125 L

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The Franka 125 L was one of Franka's viewfinder cameras with a selenium meter, a variant of the meterless Franka 125. It was made in the time when the Franka company in Bayreuth (Frankonia) was taken over by the Wirgin company in Wiesbaden (Hesse), around 1961. So the camera was also offered as Edixa 125 L, and in 1964 it was sold as Revue 35 BL by Foto-Quelle.


  • Type: Viewfinder camera
  • Manufacturer: Franka
  • Year of launch: 1964
  • Film: 35mm with speeds 12 to 800 ASA
  • Lens: Isco-Göttingen Color-Isconar 1:2.8/45mm, focusable with help of metre scale or symbol scale
  • Shutter: Prontor 125, half-moon shaped release lever on camera front side, speeds 1/30 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/125 sec. and B
  • Aperture: 1:2.8 to 1:22
  • Meter: uncoupled Japanese selenium meter shows light value between 1 and 10, manual three-slice analog calculator needs ASA preselection, then it suggests a light value/shutter speed combination for a selected aperture value or vice versa
  • Viewfinder: big optical bright frame finder
  • Film advance: lever in the camera back, rewind unlock button in the bottom, and rewind knob (with film speed reminder) on top
  • Dimensions: ca. 130×81×67mm

This camera was also sold under the names Champion IV, Edixa 125 L, OGA, Pacemaker 35LM, Phokina 125, Reporter, Revue 35 BL, Rollop 35 (by Lipca and Universa.