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  1. compur

    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I went to a camera show on Sunday. As I pulled up into the parking lot
    I saw a fellow with his car trunk open. He had some vintage camera
    stuff that he was showing to people. I immediately stopped and got
    out to have a look.

    Long story short, I ended up with a few of his very low-priced items
    including this heavy, Germanic machine ...

    [​IMG]

    ...a Wirgin Edixa Reflex for $20 in fully working order with a fast (for its
    day) Isco Goettingen Westagon 50mm F/2.0 lens.

    The lens is apparently somewhat rare according to this vintage lens test
    where it was said to show "commendable sharpness." Wirgin made dozens
    of SLR models and they all use screw-mount (M42) lenses so they are
    versatile in that respect.

    The shutter seems reasonably accurate. It has a removable prism which
    is interchangeable with a waist level finder and the focusing screen has the
    split-image focusing aid I prefer. Will have some test pics soon.
     
  2. Captain IK

    Captain IK TPF Noob!

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    Cool...I love old cameras.

    I look forward to seeing the pics
     
  3. Tom Sawyer

    Tom Sawyer TPF Noob!

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    Nice one.
    How many cameras do you actually own? Seems like all threads in this section are about some new old camera of yours.
     
  4. compur

    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't know. :)
     
  5. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You quit counting somewhere in the hundreds right ;)

    Nice find
     

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