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    Anyone no anything about this 35mm Rangefinder "EDIXA WIRGIN" made in Germany

    Has anyone here ever heard of this 35mm Rangefinder? (EDIXA WIRGIN made in Germany) I found one in my dads old camera collection and thought it would be fun to play with. It has a nice coated lens on it 43mm f2.8 Isconar and seems to be well built? It has a Pronto Shutter and Msync for flash bulbs. I tried a few shots with this camera and some flash bulbs, film is in the JOBO as I write.
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    No I don't know.

    If it works, that's all to know.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

    http://www.walterpcalahan.com/Photography/index.html

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    http://www.butkus.org/chinon/edixa/edixa-splash.htm (SLR version)

    http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Wirgin_Edixa

    They made a stereo version as well. Great quote from one "camera expert":
    "... Edixa equipment rarely operates well for very long and is not particularly easy to repair". But, as it is usual with old cameras, you can find a perfect example."

    Shoot away and see what you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinholemaster View Post
    No I don't know.

    If it works, that's all to know.
    Yes, no know if it works; but know that no for know makes no sense! You know?

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    Google Wirgin Camera and you'll find all you could reasonably want to know: Edixa was the model name. I have had a couple -- not for many years -- and basically they're pretty cheap and nasty. They look good when they're new, or haven't been used much, but as users, I wouldn't bother if I were you. A rigid-bodied Retinette looks similar but is a better camera; a folding Retina looks quite different and is a vastly better camera.

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    Wirgin made lots of post war cameras - 1954 Popular Photography "Stirling Howard" ad:

    http://www.nolindan.com/UsenetStuff/...s54pophoto.jpg
    http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Edinex

    Germany made a lot of rather crappy stuff in the 50's:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_(car)

    Chromed plastic was used for the trim. You can guess
    how well that worked...
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