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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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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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. My Miranda Automex III camera 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 […]

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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. My Miranda Sensorex EE camera I paid £10 for this […]

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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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Repairing a Miranda D-r shutter – 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 procedure. To view the pictures either click on the gallery below or follow […]

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Autumnal St Nicholas Church

I went over to St Nicholas church in Stevenage today to take some pictures with one of my Miranda 35mm film cameras, the Miranda Fv, and I also took along my Sony Nex to take some control pictures. Because the film I used in the Miranda was black & white, I’ve converted a number of these pictures to black & white as well to get a better comparison of the pictures which I develop from the film. All these pictures […]

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