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    Miranda D-r shutter repair – part 1

    I bought a new Miranda camera this week – a Miranda D-r which unfortunately had a few issues, the most pressing of which was the shutter release which fired once when I first received the camera, but then stuck with the film advance frozen. I managed to find out what I needed to do to repair it this afternoon so this is a short post describing the Miranda D-r shutter repair procedure. I had already taken the bottom off the...
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    Fixing slow shutter speed problems on a Miranda Sensomat

    I have recently been increasing my collection of Miranda vintage cameras and along with a few other models I’ve acquired two Miransa Sensomat RE models and both of them had the same problem – at slow shutter speeds (i.e. between 1/8 and 1 sec) the mirror flips up but the operation didn’t complete and the mirror is left up and the shutter open. What I found is that the shutter mechanism was basically dried up and sticking and this is...
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    Cleaning the Miranda Sensorex focus screen

    My recently acquired Miranda Sensorex has a few of issues which I need to put right including re-greasing the lens and some general clean up and lubrication but the first issue I wanted to address was the muck and dirt on the focusing screen. I wanted to look at this first because it was really bad and made trying to focus a difficult task so this post covers the process I used to clean the Miranda Sensorex Focus screen. Miranda...
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    Miranda Fv TTL viewfinder repair.

    I recently bought a Miranda FV 35mm SLR camera which has a TTL metered viewfinder fitted. I got the camera quite cheaply, because the viewfinder is marked and dull but I thought I would look at what, if anything, I could do to get the viewfinder repaired and working again. This post therefore covers the Miranda Fv TTL viewfinder repair. At first I thought the major problem with the marking in the viewfinder was caused by a leaking battery because...

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