Miranda Model Information


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Early Knob Wind Models

  • Miranda ST

  • Miranda S

First Lever Wind Models
  • Miranda A, AII
  • Miranda B, C
  • Miranda D
  • Miranda DR
Modernized  Lever Wind Models
  • Miranda F, FM,
  • Miranda Fv, FvT
  • Miranda G, 
  • Miranda GT
Sensomat TTL  Models
  • Sensomat 
  • Sensomat RE
  • Sensomat RS
  • Miranda RE-II
M42 Mount Models
  • Miranda TM 
  • Soligor TM
  • Pallas TM 
  • Pallas TM-II
Automex and Sensorex Models
Automatic EE Models
  • Miranda EE-2
Compact SLR Model  
Automatic RF Compact
Scientific Models
Cosina K mount sold by Dixons

Miranda Model Detail Table

Right Hand
Top Plate
Model Year Finish Winder Shutter Dial Standard Lens Metering Prism  Identification Points
Early Mirandas with Knob Wind
T_orion_top_pl_RH.jpg (26980 bytes) Orion T 1955 Chrome Fully chrome solid wind and rewind knobs Rotating dial, fast speeds 1/30-1/500, slow speeds 1-/15, B Standard 50/1.9 preset Zunow screw mount lens None, although T meter prism (uncoupled TTL meter) from model Fvt or G fits and can be used Plain prism with metal finish on all faces Marked on front over lens "Orion Camera Co."
Miranda T (i) 1956 Chrome Standard 50/1.9 preset Zunow, Ofunar or Soligor lens Plain prism as above, or with black leatherette top inserts Now marked "Miranda Camera Co."
Miranda T (ii) 1957 Chrome Both knobs have black recesses in top Same shutter but has black outer ring Standard 50/2.4 Arco preset lens Plain prism with black leatherette top inserts Cosmetic black paint inserts to wind knobs
T2_top_pl_RHS.jpg (28964 bytes) Miranda T-II 1957 Chrome Black Similar to T(ii) New shutter, similar dials, top speed 1/1000 Standard 50/2.4 Arco preset lens Plain prism with black leatherette top inserts
Miranda S 1959 Chrome Black Knob with black top,  rewind crank Fast speeds only 1/30 - 1/500 Standard 50/2.8 preset Soligor screw mount lens Waist level finder sold as standard Economy entry model in USA market
Miranda ST 1959 Chrome Dual shutter dial 1-1/500, slow speeds by lever   Standard 50/2.8 preset Soligor screw mount lens Plain prism with black leatherette top inserts
Early Mirandas with Lever Wind
Miranda A 1958 Chrome Lever wind with counter in top of winder Dual shutter dials 1-1/000 as per T-II; rumored that 1-1/500  version exists Standard big 50/1.9 auto Soligor in chrome finish, 'Y' prefix None, although T meter prism (uncoupled TTL meter) from model Fvt or G fits and can be used Plain prism with black leatherette top inserts Counter is full size of winder top. Slow speeds set using 'ears'.
AII_top_pl_RH.jpg (30586 bytes) Miranda A-II 1958 Chrome Ditto but different profile to first model Dual shutter dial 1-1/1000 as per first A Standard big 50/1.9 auto Soligor in chrome finish, 'Y' prefix Counter is slightly smaller than top
Miranda B 1959 Chrome Black? Same as A-II Dual shutter dial 1-1/1000 as per A-II Standard big 50/1.9 auto Soligor in black finish, 'Y' prefix Adds instant return mirror
Miranda C 1959 Chrome Black Same as A-II Dual shutter dial 1-1/1000 as per A-II Standard big 50/1.9 auto Soligor in black finish, 'Y' prefix; or later compact version with 'K' prefix Ditto, split image rangefinder optional Self timer.  alternative standard lens also was a 'Prominar' by Kowa, similar to 'K' Soligor
D_hexbody_top_pl_RH.jpg (28850 bytes) Miranda D 
(old body)
1960 Chrome Lever wind at RH edge of body, counter separate dial Dual shutter dial 1-1/500, slow speeds by lever Soligor preset 50/2.8 preset or  50/1.9 PAD lenses Ditto, plain viewfinder screen Retains original hexagonal ended body
D_rnd_top_pl_RH.jpg (32961 bytes) Miranda D 
(new body)
1960 Chrome Lever wind at RH edge of body, counter separate dial Dual shutter dial 1-1/500, slow speeds by lever Soligor auto 50/1.9 PAD with 'K' prefix as last C New body casting with rounded ends
Miranda DR 
(1st model)
1961 Chrome Lever wind at RH edge of body, counter separate dial Dual shutter dial 1-1/500, slow speeds by lever Soligor auto 50/1.9 PAD with 'K' prefix as last C Ditto, central  ground glass focus spot Counter has red central spot 
Miranda DR (2nd model) 1962 Chrome Black Lever wind at RH edge of body, counter separate dial Dual shutter dial 1-1/500, slow speeds by lever Soligor auto 50/1.9 PAD with 'K' prefix as last C Ditto, S/I rangefinder optional Lettering on front now "MIRANDA CAMERA CO."
Modernized Lever Wind with Accessory Metering
Miranda F
Miranda FB
1963 Chrome
Black
Lever
wind at
edge of
body,
auto
counter
in small
window
along-
-side
Speeds 1-1/1000; Fixed single
shutter
dial, does not rotate in use
Soligor or Miranda 50/1.9 lens with fully auto internal diaphragm Bulky accessory meter clips to shutter dial Standard prism unchanged from DR Completely updated model on same chassis as DR
Miranda FM
Miranda FBM
1964 Chrome
Black
External non-coupled CdS meter  CdS meter built into prism housing Marketed as new model 
G_mtr_top_pl_RH.jpg (58625 bytes) Miranda G 1965 Chrome
Black
Remove-
-able
single
dial to allow meter attachment
Small external meter fits over RH top plate Top features make this most collectable. Oversized mirror with lock, interchangeable viewfinder screens
Miranda GT 1967 Chrome
Black
50/1.4 lens optional Non-coupled TTL CdS meter reads screen  TTL CdS meter built into prism housing
Fv_top_tp_RH.jpg (35516 bytes) Miranda Fv 1967 Chrome External meter as above Standard prism Simpler version of G with fixed screen, no mirror lock
FvT_to_pl_RH.jpg (33928 bytes) Miranda FvT 1968 Chrome As for GT As for GT
F_last_top_pl_RH.jpg (31500 bytes) Miranda F 
(final model)
1967? Chrome Ditto, but 1-1/500 only 50/2.8 lens standard None Standard prism Economy model sold in the UK 
Sensomat Range (Built in Stop Down TTL Metering)
Sensomat 1969 Chrome
Black?
Lever
wind at
edge of
body,
auto
counter
in small
window
along-
-side
1-1/1000, black dial with ASA scale Soligor or Miranda 50/1.9 or 50/1.4 lens with fully auto internal diaphragm TTL CdS stop-down meter built in under mirror Standard prism Meter operated by two buttons next to lens
SmatRE_top_pl_RH.jpg (26909 bytes) Sensomat RE 1971 Chrome
Black
1-1/1000, chrome dial with ASA scale Meter now has single button for operation
Sensomat RS 1971 Chrome 1-1/1000, plain chrome dial None No provision for metering
REII_top_pl_RH.jpg (19644 bytes) RE-II 1975 Chrome
Black
1-1/1000, dial with ASA scale Uses EC lenses with full aperture metering TTL CdS  meter built in under mirror Standard prism now has hot shoe Last economy model matches EE-2 style
M42 Mount SLRs (based on Sensomat RE)
Miranda TM 
(1st model)
1974 Chrome Very similar to the Sensomat RE model.  Minor Cosmetic changes found  in later Miranda TM provided a marked up  "TM II" for both Soligor and Pallas in 1976 1-1/1000, chrome dial with ASA scale Miranda branded 50/2.8 M42  TTL CdS  meter built in under mirror. Stop down metering only, single button as per Sensomat RE Standard "MIRANDA" prism  Sold in UK or PACRIM only
Mir_TM-2_top_pl_RH.jpg (26361 bytes) Miranda TM (2nd model) 1975? Chrome Ditto with hot shoe
Sol_TM_top_pl_RH.jpg (26203 bytes) Soligor TM 1974 Chrome Soligor branded 50/1.8 M42 Prism named "SOLIGOR" Body named "TM"
_top_pl_pics/Soligor_TM_top_pl_RH.jpg (54090 bytes) Soligor TM-II 1975? Chrome Ditto with hot shoe Body named "TM-II"
Pallas TM 1974 Chrome Pallas branded 50/1.8 M42 Prism named "PALLAS" Body named "TM"
Pallas TM-II 1975? Chrome Ditto with hot shoe Body named "TM-II"
Automex and Sensorex Range (full aperture coupled metering, external Automex and TTL Sensorex)
Automex 1960 Chrome

Lever wind, with a single non-rotating shutter dial set into  the complete top of the wind lever. Includes ASA setting dial. Wind stroke is short and fairly heavy.

 

1-1/1000 shutter. Max ASA 400 setting Soligor or Miranda 50/1.9 with "K" no. prefix, auto/manual  diaphragm switch, and meter coupling arm Selenium meter cell built into camera, coupled to shutter and lens via a coupling arm on LH side of camera body New prism (and other finders) to fit around the selenium meter Meter is in front of actual prism, has 'bubble' glass cover
AmexII_top_pl_RH.jpg (32798 bytes) Automex II 1962 Chrome Max ASA now 1600 Ditto, later examples came with lens below Meter cover now flat with fine gold lines
Automex III 1964 Chrome 1-1/1000 shutter, ASA to 1600 New lens design matches "F" lenses but with meter coupling arm CdS cell mounted on front under rewind lever Ornate cover replaces previous meter cell 
Sensorex 1966 Chrome CdS cell now TTL behind mirror, first variants only had spot meter Same viewfinder range as Automexes Maximum aperture dial in front of rewind crank
Sensx_blk_top_pl_RH.jpg (24726 bytes) Sensorex C 1970 Chrome Black 50/1.4 lens optional, same details Prism find adds built in flash shoe Not marked as "C" in any way - only in the IB. Non removeable back.
Sensx_II_top_pl_RH.jpg (22158 bytes) Sensorex II 1972 Chrome Black Wind lever has black plastic tip ASA range now to 3200ASA Slight cosmetic changes only Metering the same but max. aperture now set by dial under wind crank Completely new prism with 'MIRANDA' on front, has hot shoe Cosmetic update very similar to the new Sensorex EE
Automatic EE SLR Range
EE_top_pl_RH.jpg (21363 bytes) Sensorex EE 1971 Chrome Black Similar winder to Sensorex II 1-1/1000 shutter with uncoupling pin in the centre of dial New E series lenses with internal meter coupling and max. aperture pin.  Shutter preferred automatic, spot or average metering Uses the same new prism and other finds as Sensorex II State-of-the-art shutter pref. mechanical automatic camera
_top_pl_pics/Sensx_EE2_top_pl_RH.jpg (35681 bytes) Miranda EE-2 1976 Chrome Black Lenses now "EC" (compact) but identical operation Prism has extra window to view set shutter speed Various small cosmetic upgrades, last Miranda SLR
Compact SLR (just the one)
_top_pl_pics/dx3_chr_top_pl.jpg (50666 bytes) dx-3 1975 Chrome Black Conventional lever wind, later version with shorter wind stroke 1-1/1000 on single dial, electronic control EC lenses 50/1.8 or 50/1.4, with rubber focus rings LED match needle full-aperture metering Fixed prism, shows shutter speeds in finder Complete new compact SLR, unfortunately not very robust
Compact Automatic Rangefinders (the only non-SLR Miranda)
Miranda Sensoret 1972 Chrome Black Colours Wind lever under top plate Programmed electronic auto shutter Fixed 38/2.8 lens, external tele and w/a attachments External CdS cell above lens Brightline viewfinder with range finder Compact auto needs PX640 batteries
Soligor Sensoret 1972 Chrome
Scientific Models (Laborec range)
Laborec_Mirax_top_pl_RH_small.jpg (24160 bytes) Mirax Laborec 1965 Chrome Large wind knob is common to all models in Laborec series Shutter speed range
1 - 1/125 sec only
Unique 46mm screw and external bayonet mount for adaptors None in the camera, but a separate microscope meter was made available for later models Standard finder is VF-5 in all models, like the standard magnifying VF-4 but with an extra condensor lens  All Laborecs have unique release.Cable release slowly raises mirror then fires the shutter
Mirax Laborec II 1966 Chrome Preset 52mm f2.8 macro in 46mm mount Also sold in complete set with microscope adaptor
Laborec_Mir_top_pl_RH.jpg (23786 bytes) Miranda Laborec 1970 Chrome Same as Mirax with standard Miranda mount 52mm macro lens is more often found in standard mount
Miranda Laborec Electro-D 1972? Chrome Complete with remote controlled motor drive unit Standard Miranda mount, without auto diaphragm control Winder is a substantial unit with separate power pack
Miranda Laborec III 1975 Chrome Last version built by AIC in the USA for astronomy
Cosina SLRs with K mount badge engineered as "MIRANDA" and sold by Dixons UK in the late 1980's
ms1_top_pl_RH.jpg (31729 bytes) MS-1 c.1986 Black Standard lever wind 1-1/1000 mechanical shutter 50/2.0 lens in Pentax "K" mount TTL meter with LED readouts Fixed prism, split image viewfinder These are COSINA models badge engineered as "MIRANDA for the Dixons chain in the UK
ms2_top_pl_RH.jpg (21915 bytes) MS-2 c.1986 Black Ditto, winder optional Auto-only electronic shutter 35-70/3.5 "K" mount as standard lens Aperture preferred automatic
Memoflex c.1986 Black Motor drive optional Automatic shutter, full manual option 50/1.4 lens optional Auto or manual operation

 

 

 

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