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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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    Pentacon 30mm f/3.5 M42 lens on Sony Nex

    This is a brief review of the Pentacon 30mm f/3.5 prime lens fitted with an M42 screw thread lens fitted to my Sony Nex 6 camera. Pentacon 30mm f/3.5 Images I bought this lens from E-Bay UK for £7 as a ‘sold as seen’ lens because it had some internal dust. Since lens of this vintage are normally reasonably easy to take apart I thought it was worth while trying it out to see what sort of performance I could...

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