Edixa

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Edixa is a brand of camera manufacturer Wirgin Kamerawerk which was based in Wiesbaden, West Germany. The product line included several 35mm cameras and 16mm Edixa 16 subminiature cameras designed by Heinz Waaske from the 1950s to the 1970s.

35mm cameras[edit]

Front view of an Edixa Reflex-B camera body
Back view of an Edixa Reflex-B
  • Edixa Reflex, with Steinheil Quinon 1.9/55mm, Isco Travegar 2.8/50mm
  • Edixa-MAT REFLEX
  • Edixa REX TTL
  • Universal edixamat cd
  • Edixa Stereo
  • Edixa Electronica
  • Edixa motoric

16mm subminiature cameras[edit]

16mm subminiature camera Edixa 16MB
  • Edixa 16, with Isco Travegar 2.8/25mm lens
  • Edixa 16M, with Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 2.8/25mm lens
  • Edixa 16MB, black model of Edixa 16M
  • Edixa 16U
  • Franka 16
  • alka 16
subminiature camera weight dimension lens aperture shutter
1 Edixa 16 200g 108x41x33mm 25mm f/2.8 TRAGEVAR 2.8 - 16 1/30 - 1/150
2 Edixa 16M 200g 108x41x33mm 25mm f/2.8 SCHNEIDER XENAR 2.8 - 16 1/30 - 1/150
3 Edixa 16MB 200g 108x41x33mm 25mm f/2.8 SCHNEIDER XENAR 2.8 - 16 1/30 - 1/150
4 Edixa 16U 200g 108x41x33mm 25mm f/2.8 SCHNEIDER XENAR 2.8 - 16 1/30 - 1/150
5 Franka 16 200g 108x41x33mm 25mm f/2.8 TRAGEVAR 2.8 - 16 1/30 - 1/150
5 alka 16 200g 108x41x33mm 25mm f/2.8 RODENSTOCK TRINAR 2.8 - 16 1/30 - 1/150
Edixa 16M front view
Edixa 16M bottom view
 :1: Film advance and shutter lever :2: rewind crank :3: counter :4: reverse lock
Edixa 16M back view
  • Body Alunimiu body with plastic trims。
  • Lenses: high-end Edixa 16MB/Edixa 16M uses Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 25mm f/2.8 Tessar 4-element 3-group lens, mid-range Edixa 16 uses Travegar 25mm f/2.8 Tessar lens, the rest uses TRINAR Cooke triplet lens. *Focusing dial: unit lens movement focusing, 40mm to infinity.
  • Shutter: four leafs in front of the lens shutter, B, 1/30, 1/60, 1/150.

Film[edit]

Edixa 16mm 21°DIN Ektacolor film

Edixa 16mm uses Rollei 16 type RADA cartridge, loaded with unperformated 16mm film, film width 16mm, frame format 14x21mm, 20 exposures per cartridge.

Accessories[edit]

  1. Chain
  2. Genuine leather case
  3. Lens hood
  4. Color filter set
  5. 1m close up attachment lens
  6. 0.5m close up lens
  7. 0.25m close up lens
  8. AG1 flash
  9. Selenium exposure meter coupled to the shutter
  10. Development tank
  11. Slide projector

References[edit]

  • Jörg Eikmann, Ulrich Vogt: Kameras für Millionen – Heinz Waaske, Konstrukteur. Wittig Fachbuch

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