Edixa II is a 35mm film rangefinder camera manufactured by Wirgin Kamerawerk in Wiesbaden, former West Germany and produced between 1953-57.

The Edixa I and II cameras are renamed Edina cameras. The Wirgin Edixa I is the same body but a viewfinder camera.


The most interesting part of the Edixas is the characteristic front plate, a metal part that is a mask for the shutter speed scale as well as depth-of-field scale and tube side stabilization element. This part helped to make the lens tube a little more robust than other constructions. This type front plate shows two versions, flat and cast front plates. Also, there are classical front plate versions, and some other cosmetic differences in the production times.

See also the article Wirgin Edixa series (viewfinder/rangefinder models).



Data belongs to the camera in the photos.

  • Engraving on the top plate: Edixa ( II not marked)
  • Lens: Isco-Göttingen Isconar 43mm f/2.8, filter slip-on
    • Aperture: f/2.8-f/16
    • Focus range: 3.5-20 feet +inf
  • Focusing: match the coincidence line two half images separated horizontally in the rangefinder eyepice, the left small one on the back of the top plate, ring and scale on front of the lens, w/DOF scale
  • Shutter: Pronto speeds: 1/25-1/200 +B [1]
    • Setting: ring and speeds window on the lens shutter barrel
  • Shutter release: on the top plate, w/cable release socket, not works wo/ film in the camera
  • Cocking lever:long rapid lever, also winds the film, on the right of the top plate, double exposure prevention
  • Frame counter: manual reset, decreasing type, setting knob on the top plate, window on the back of the top plate
  • Viewfinder: reverse telescopic finder
  • Rangefinder coupled, but rangefinder and viewfinder eyepieces are separate, rangefinder shows a smaller split image
  • Re-wind knob: turns when winding, on the left of the top plate
  • Re-wind release: via asmall knob on the back of the top plate
  • Flash PC socket: on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Cold-shoe
  • Self-timer: lever on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Back cover: hinged, opens by a latch on the right side of the camera
  • Tripod socket: 1/4"
  • Body: metal; Weight:
  • Serial no. under the back cover opening latch

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. There are many lens and shutter variations, like Steinheil Cassar 45mm f/3.5, Edinar 43mm f/2.8 lenses in Velio, Prontor-SVS or Prontor-S shutters


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