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Edixa was the camera brand name mainly used by the German camera maker Wirgin. It replaced the viewfinder camera type name Edina after the Kodak AG complained about the nearness of that name to Retina. But the new name Edixa became renowned with Wirgin's SLRs and its subminiature cameras. Wirgin let a Japanese camera maker produce an Edixa 8mm movie camera. When Wirgin had bought Franka the original cameras of the Frankonian daughter company got the label Edixa. One of the last Edixa SLRs, the Edixa 2 MTL, was developed and manufactured by Cosina in Japan.

Lens maker A. Schacht in Ulm (Germany) named some of his M42 screwmount lenses Edixa-Mat-Travenar since those models were designed for Wirgin's Edixa-Mat SLR cameras. Lens maker Isco in Göttingen did the same, naming lenses for Wirgin Edixa-Iscotar, as Schneider-Kreuznach did with its Edixa-Xenar.

Nowadays the brand name Edixa has been taken over by another camera maker that is offering modern compact cameras and digital cameras. According to hints found in the web that company probably is based in Hong Kong. A digital 1.2 MP miniature zoom SLR of that brand was offered for a short time in 2001. The other cameras are average OEM-like cameras. The early post-Wirgin Edixas are badged "edixa" in a font that is derived from the title of Wirgin's former "edixapost" customers magazine. An example is the Edixa compact 35E of the mid 1970s.

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