Vintage & Classic Lens Index

This is the Index page to the classic lenses I own. Follow the links for reviews, repair & clean instructions and/or sample pictures. Chinon lenses Auto Chinon 28mm f/2.8 M42 mount Auto Chinon 55mm f/1.7 M42 mount Auto Chinon 200mm f/3.5 M42 mount Industar and Jupiter Russian lenses Jupiter 8 M39 50mm f/2.0 Industar 61 M39 50mm f/2.8 Industar 69 M39 28mm f/2.8 Industar 50 M39 50mm f/3.5 Jupiter 11 M39 135mm f/4.0 Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Lydith M42 30mm […]

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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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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 50mm f/1.9 focus thread clean up.

Last week I took ownership of a Miranda Automex III 35mm film camera and found that the helicoid was in need of re-greasing. I have already rebuilt the aperture on one of these lenses and found them easier than most to work on, so I thought it would probably not be too hard to re-grease the helicoid as well. The following is a pictorial guide for anyone who may find this useful. The tools you will need are: Watchmakers screwdrivers […]

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