Ihagee Exakta EXA 1 35mm slr

The Exakta EXA 1 35mm slr camera was produced by Ihagee of Dresden in East Germany in about 1962. The Exa range was a simplified and cheaper set of models than the company’s main range which was, of course, the famous full Exakta models. Exakta EXA 1 Images My Exakta EXA 1 Camera I found this camera using the ebay ‘nobids’ tool with a search for ‘old camera’. I suspect that it hadn’t been picked up because it was described […]

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Edixa Reflex D 35mm slr camera

This is another Edixa 35mm slr camera, the Edixa Reflex D, which is very similar in appearance to the other Edixa models in my collection. One thing that is a bit different from those cameras however is the method by which I acquired it. Normally I buy my vintage cameras from eBay, but this one was bought from another secondhand site called preloved.co.uk. Edixa Reflex D Images I found it by doing a search on the site for edixa and […]

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Edixa-Mat Reflex B slr camera

This is a review of the Edixa-Mat Reflex B, an early 35mm single lens reflex camera manufactured by the Wirgin company in Germany in about 1960. Edixa-Mat Reflex B Images My Edixa-Mat Reflex B camera This is my second Edixa camera and is quite similar in appearance to my Edixa flex, although the actual mechanics are a bit different and slightly more advanced. In many ways I bought this camera to see how it compared to my Edixa flex and […]

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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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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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Miranda Sensorex 35mm slr camera

My quest for Miranda cameras continues and this week I’ve found another classic – the Sensorex. Replaceable viewfinders, TTL averaged metering and elegant design – everything you need in a 35mm film camera!

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Miranda Sensorex EE2 35mm camera

A review of another classic 35mm film camera and another Miranda – this time a Miranda Sensorex EE2 from about 1972.

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Miranda Sensomat RE

A review of a great classic 35mm camera and the latest addition to my camera collection – the Miranda Sensomat RE

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Miranda Fv with TTL metering.

A review of a vintage 35mm film camera the Miranda Fv with a TTL metering viewfinder. Although long gone, the Miranda SLR was a camera of distinction and quality.

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