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Wirgin Edinex 35mm Film Camera

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Vintage Camera Wirgin Edinex

I get a real kick out of cruising antique shops, flea markets, and estate sales finding awesome, unique cameras (sometimes ones I've never seen) and then fixing them up, cleaning them and selling them, hopefully to you. This camera is one of the select few I choose to take home and refurbish and hopefully you'll feel the same way once it's in your hands.

Unearthed in a local antique shop, still functions though in desperate need of a cleaning, lube and adjustment. Might be better suited as an accent piece.

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The Edinex viewfinder cameras for 35mm film were made by Gebr. Wirgin in Wiesbaden. The first model was certainly introduced in the mid-1930s. The same camera was also sold by Adox as the Adrette, released in the late 1930s,

Expensive models of the early Edinex and Adrette were offered with unit focusing and fast lenses, while cheaper models had slower front cell focusing lenses. In both cases, the lens and shutter unit is mounted on a telescopic tube.

Production of the camera was resumed after World War II. The exposure counter was modified and a body release was added c.1949. In the early 1950s, the viewfinder was integrated in a small housing, with an accessory shoe replacing the cylindrical post of earlier models. This version was made with a body release as the Edinex I, and without as the Edinex II. Some cameras from that period have a hinged door on the back, to make film loading easier.


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As I don't make my cameras I can't do custom orders, tell me what you're looking for though and I'll add it to my list for when I go camera hunting.

It's highly recommended with any of the cameras that I sell that you head to your local camera shop after purchase for cleaning, lubrication and any adjustments that need to be made to the cameras before use.

I package all the cameras with utmost concern for damage mitigation. many times I have professionals package them so that I don't make any mistakes.

As a one man shop I cannot possibly guarantee that all my cameras are in perfect condition. The buyer is responsible for asking questions and reading about the condition before purchase and caring for the camera after purchase. I will do my best to address any issues in the item description but some things I may miss. These cameras are all old and operating issues come with the territory. My process as a seller is to assess condition, purchase, clean and fix minor issues and to sell. If you are not happy with your camera let me know as soon as possible and I will do what I can to help.

As I don't make my cameras I can't do custom orders, tell me what you're looking for though and I'll add it to my list for when I go camera hunting.

It's highly recommended with any of the cameras that I sell that you head to your local camera shop after purchase for cleaning, lubrication and any adjustments that need to be made to the cameras before use.

I package all the cameras with utmost concern for damage mitigation. many times I have professionals package them so that I don't make any mistakes.

As a one man shop I cannot possibly guarantee that all my cameras are in perfect condition. The buyer is responsible for asking questions and reading about the condition before purchase and caring for the camera after purchase. I will do my best to address any issues in the item description but some things I may miss. These cameras are all old and operating issues come with the territory. My process as a seller is to assess condition, purchase, clean and fix minor issues and to sell. If you are not happy with your camera let me know as soon as possible and I will do what I can to help.


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