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 Edixa Reflex-C (1957)

What is it? This is an Edixa Reflex-C 35mm Single Lens Reflex camera made in West Germany by the Wirgin camera company.  Wirgin had a line of 35mm rangefinder cameras also known as the Edixa, but this line of Edixa SLRs was in production under many different submodels from 1954 to …

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 …