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Wirgin Edinex Images Revisited

I posted a gallery of images from this camera in the Summer of 2005.
However, I have decided that I am not happy with the set, which was scanned from the paper prints.
So I found the old negatives and I made this set yesterday, from fresh negative scans. My equipment is better than what I had in 2005.
Something to see on a cold winter day.

Camera: Wirgin Edinex type (0)... 1930s, Prontor II shutter 1-175 (same exact shutter assembly as with the ultrarare Argus B) in collapsible barrel, Gewironar uncoated f:4.5 / 5cm lens... front cell focusing, down to somewhere less than 2 feet (!)....
Film: Konica/Minolta ASA 200.

I had concerns with the camera, since I could not get it apart to do a good cleaning or inspection (the escutcheon holding the barrel in place has tiny pitch screws that feel as if they were welded)... but considering camera's age, I was happy enough with results.

One flaw evident, top center of some shots, a little smear of white flare or internal reflection. I cannot tell the direct cause, since I cannot open the camera, and it is a one-piece bottom loading body like an early Leica.

Subjects: Rockford Beach on Big River, city of Byrnesmill, Jefferson County, Missouri;
Transport Museum, St.Louis County, Missouri;
And Zoe, our living room lamp holder.

All images were 2005 E.J.Kowalski.

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