Wirgin Edixa Reflex B (1956)

This is a Wirgin Edixa Reflex B, a 35mm Single Lens Reflex camera produced by Wirgin Kamerawerk Wiesbaden, starting in 1956.  This is the second revision to the original Wirgin Edixa Reflex first released in 1954, adding slow speeds down to 1 second and support for lenses with automatic diaphragms.  …

Wirgin Presto (1935)

What is it? This is a Wirgin Presto folding camera made by Wirgin Kamerawerk out of Wiesbaden, Germany in the mid 1930s.  Narrowing down the exact year this camera was built is difficult due to very little information being available.  The Presto was the upscale version of the nearly identical …

Wirgin Edinex II (1951)

What is it? This is a Wirgin Edinex II from 1951, built in Wiesbaden, West Germany.  It is a scale focus 35mm camera with a relatively simple 3 speed + bulb shutter, and a relatively fast f/2.8 50mm lens.  The Wirgin camera company has a confusing, but fascinating history that is …