Wirgin was a German company which is still known for its brands Wirgin and Edixa, and for its camera types like the Edina, the Edinex or the Gewirette. It was based in the Hessian capital Wiesbaden and made a line of quite inexpensive 35mm SLRs from the 1950s to the 1970s, including the Edixa Reflex and Edixa-Mat Reflex. Wirgin was West Germany's main producer of SLRs with focal plane shutter. It also produced some of the lenses for its cameras, among them several M42 screw mount lenses.
Here are the Wirgin cameras in my collection with date of introduction and film type.
I use a star system to rate cameras against their Art Deco credentials.
|Rating||Art Deco Credentials|
|Iconic: Famous, well-known and celebrated|
|Significant: Pronounced and self evident|
|Noteworthy: Worth giving special attention|
|Acceptable: Modest and restricted|
|Limited: Minor and insubstantial|