Yes the Edixa line was well established, and actually quite popular by 1957.
Originally Posted by Les Sarile
A list of the variations of the Edixa Reflex is found here: http://anusf.anu.edu.au/~aab900/phot...ras/edixas.htm
Another page about the history of the Edixa Reflex is this one: http://photobutmore.de/vintagephoto/edixa/modelle/
My personal experience playing with old SLRs is that the automatic diaphragm was a more important advancement than the instant return mirror. Having to stop down the lens manually can easily cost you a great candid photo opportunity. Not that Edixa invented the auto diaphragm, it was introduced for the M42 mount the same year by Pentacon, and had already been implemented a few years earlier on the Praktina. As well as there were the Exakta style pressure activated diaphgrams used by a few companies.
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