Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/10/20

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Subject: [Leica] Early trauma NOW Edixa
From: leicar at (Aram Langhans)
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 19:49:10 -0700
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Talk about a BLAST FROM THE PAST.    I had an Edixamat Reflex, I think the C 
model because it had an uncoupled meter.  It was a great camera and took 
great photos.  My uncle had a Spotmatic II at the time and we could trade 
lenses.  I loaned it to a friend for his trip to Germany and he lost it on 
the return plane.  I was so sad.  I loved that camera.  I really liked the 
pop off prism that I could use to hold the camera overhead or very close to 
the ground for shots.  I also liked the front shutter release button, much 
more convenient than on top of the camera.  It had a 50/1.8, but I forget 
the brand, that was a decent performer.  My uncles camera has the first 
Pentax multicoated 50/1.4 and that was a nice lens.   There were lots of 
nice screw mount lenses that were pretty darn good for the early 70's.   I 
would like to find another one just for old time sakes.

> From: Sonny Carter <sonc.hegr at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Early trauma
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> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 7:01 PM, Mark Rabiner <mark at> 
> wrote:
>> Want to buy my camera? It's a Wirgin!
> Among my cameras is an Edixa Reflex with three lenses in a fitted leather
> case.
> It is an example of Wirgins' first SLR focal plane shutter, and also the
> first German SLR with focal plane shutter.
> Built like a little tank, it still works.   Wirgin built a bunch of small
> viewfinder camera, most were modest and inexpensive, but there was a
> standout, the 1930's Edinex with a Schneider lens, and Compur-Rapid 
> shutter.
> See more here.
> They made a number of very interesting cameras.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Sonny
> Natchitoches, Louisiana