I have a post-war Wirgin Edinex. I felt the design was reasonably clever and reliable, with exception of the garden gate sliding latch on the back. That is a major light leak waiting to happen if you're not carrying the camera in it's ever-ready case.
And, of course, I will not disclose that my first roll for this thread was done with the lens collapsed. I had a roll of perfectly creative blobs. Yes, Mr Flibble, there are things to get used to when you go retro. - David Lyga
Wirgin learned from that I think. The Post-war Edinex, at least, locks the release button when you haven't extended the lens fully.
Personally I found the Staeble 50mm f/2.8 Kataplan lens on mine to be somewhat lacking though.
liked that post, best in ages.
Originally Posted by snapguy
but back on topic for years I used a pair of Kievs or Contax II for street.
The limits of the glass catalogue were not significant and I could rebuild them at need. Then a friend sold me the residue of his Canon LTM collection including a Canon VI and Canon 35mm f/2. The combination was as fast handling as Leica M2 and Summicron, faster really.
So I don't really use the Contax or Kievs any more.
When I'm hill walking I take a Fed I from '36, fison hood and Leica filters.