Miranda dx-3 35mm slr camera

I’ve been a fan of Miranda cameras for quite a while and have most of the models they produced but until recently I’d not owned the last model that Miranda made, the Miranda dx-3. Well, I corrected that situation a few days ago when I picked up a pristine condition dx-3 from eBay. These pictures can be viewed full sized here. My Miranda dx-3 Camera There are a couple of reasons I’d not bought a dx-3 before – they don’t […]

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Miranda Sensoret 35mm camera

The Miranda Sensoret is a small, compact 35mm camera and was the only rangefinder model that Miranda made. It was available in chrome and black; this article reviews the chrome model. The pictures in this gallery can also be viewed full sized here My Miranda Sensoret Camera I found this camera on eBay amongst a series of cameras all being sold by the same person. They were all marked as ‘spares or repair’ and seemed to belong to a collection […]

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Soligor TM 35mm SLR

This is a relatively short post about the Soligor TM 35mm slr camera because it is virtually identical to the Miranda Sensomat which I have already covered in one of my other vintage camera posts. The pictures in this gallery can also be viewed full sized here My Camera I bought this camera because I wanted to see how different it was from the Sensomat. It was a version produced for Soligor by Miranda with the usual Miranda dual mount replaced […]

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Back to film

During our recent trip to CentreParcs in Bedfordshire I had a go at film photography again for the first time in many years so I thought I’d write a quick post describing the experience. As it turned out I didn’t take quite the equipment list I originally thought I would because I decided the Miranda F and the Miranda G were so alike that it would be a bit of a wasted opportunity not to take something a bit different. […]

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Miranda Sensorex II 35mm slr camera

This is a new Miranda 35mm camera which I’ve added to my growing Miranda camera collection – the Miranda Sensorex II. When I say new I of course mean new to me – the camera is about 40 years old! My Camera I picked this up from my usual source of vintage cameras ebay, and paid about £15 including postage for the body without a lens. For the pictures above I used the lens from my Sensorex. The supplied viewfinder is […]

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Taking Miranda on Holiday

In a couple of weeks time we are going on holiday to the Woburn Forest Center Parcs. It’s not the first time we’ve been to Center Parcs, or the first time we’ve been to Woburn Forest so as I started thinking about the types of photos I could take and which lenses etc to take with me I was trying to think of something which would bring a different angle to the holiday and the photos I could take. Suddenly […]

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Miranda Sensomat RE-II 35mm slr camera

This is the latest addition to my Miranda camera collection – a Miranda Sensomat RE-II. I bought this as a spares or repair purchase for £20 postage paid, but I messaged the seller prior to buying it to find out what was wrong with it. The message I received, which turned out to be pretty accurate, was that the shutter fires but the speed selector doesn’t turn and the aperture blades in the lens are displaced. I was fairly sure […]

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Miranda Automex III 35mm slr camera

I’ve manage to acquire a new (well old) Miranda camera to add to my miranda camera collection. It’s a Miranda Automex III which dates from about 1964 and was the model which directly preceded the Sensorex model. This camera is a similar size to the Sensorex which eventually replaced it. There were 3 revisions of this camera, the Automex and the Automex II and then the model I have here the Automex III. The changes between each model were fairly […]

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Miranda Sensorex EE 35mm slr camera

This is the final post in my current series on the Miranda cameras in my collection, hopefully not because I won’t ever buy any more – just because I’ve caught up with the current state of my collection. This is a Miranda Sensorex EE which I added to my collection a couple of months ago. It was the model introduced just before the Sensorex EE2 and shares many of that cameras’ features. I paid £10 for this camera, body only from […]

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Vintage camera collection – My top 5 35mm cameras

It was about 18 months ago that I bought my first ‘vintage’ 35mm camera. In those first few weeks I bought a number of cameras because they were ones which inspired me when I was a teenager, but I could never have afforded to buy them. Since then however, I’ve bought more and more, some of which I hadn’t even heard of when I was younger. Obviously, over that time I’ve turned into a collector. I don’t collect as someone […]

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Miranda/Soligor 50mm PAD lens strip down

I posted last week about the Miranda D-r 35mm SLR I bought from eBay and the condition of the PAD lens which was fitted to it. In short the aperture was completely frozen when I received the camera, but started moving after it had warmed up a bit in the house. However, looking at the aperture through the front of the lens it was obviously covered in a film of oil and after a few days the blades were moving […]

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Miranda Fm with 50mm Auto Miranda lens

The latest addition to my Miranda collection of cameras is this Miranda Fm fitted with an Auto Miranda 50mm f/1.9 lens.   This is actually the third variation of the model F Miranda that I own. I have an Fv model and another F so it may seem a bit odd to have bought another one, but I got this for a couple of other bits which were in the whole package. Included were a Miranda flash bracket, which screws […]

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My Miranda family

I decided a couple of weeks ago to concentrate my ‘camera collecting’ persona on two vintage camera makers for the next few months to try to build up a more complete collection of a couple of makes rather than having ‘bits n pieces’ of lots of different cameras. The two makes I’m going to try to build up are Topcon and Miranda. This post is going to be the ‘landing page’ for the Miranda collection which I will update with […]

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