Edixa Reflex

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The Edixa Reflex cameras were West Germany's most popular own series of SLR's with focal plane shutter. The original name of the first Edixa SLR was Komet. The Wirgin company had to change the name after complaints of two other companies with equally named products. Since 1955 the cameras got additional slow shutter speeds, and since 1956 cameras with aperture release shifter for the M42 lenses were available.

Until 1959 four variants of the Edixa Reflex were introduced:

  • Type A, with shutter speeds upto 1/1000 sec.
  • Type B, with aperture release mechanics
  • Type C, with meter
  • Type D, with exposure times upto 9 sec.

A name variant was "Edixa Flex". In 1960 the four types were reissued as "Edixa-Mat Reflex" series. Models B, C and D got the rapid mirror and improved shutter mechanics. Type A was replaced by the type S which had a slower shutter. A special feature of the Edixa Reflex and Edixa-Mat Reflex camera series was the exchangeable viewfinder unit. A simple top-view finder and a pentaprism finder were available. The model C was also sold as the Astraflex 1000.

basic and budget variants: