Vintage & Classic Lens Index

This is the Index page to the classic lenses I own and have reviewed. Follow the links for reviews and sample pictures. Related Posts:Trying to improve SEO ratingsSite Navigation for Simon Hawketts’s Photo BlogHow to check the health of a vintage cameraVintage camera Index PageNew site designPentax Spotmatic SP 35mm SLRPentax Program A short camera reviewWinait film scanner problems

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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 fitted with a Miranda 50mm f/1.9 lens 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 […]

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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 Miranda 50mm 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 […]

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