Miranda Model Quick ID Chart

Model Range

Years

Group Identification Features  
Early Knob Winders:
Orion T
Miranda T, TII
Miranda S, ST


1955-   
   1957
1958-61

Wind system is a tall knob on the right hand side. First model has "Orion Camera Co." on the face plate, over the lens Orion5.jpg (27279 bytes)
First Lever Winders:
Miranda A, AII, B, C
Miranda D, DR

1957-62

Lever film wind, several types
Shutter dial rotates on winding and release
C_1.jpg (29510 bytes)
Non-Meter Lever Wind:
Miranda F, FM, Fv, FvT
Miranda G, GT

1963-69

Standard lever wind
Shutter dial now stays steady during wind and release.
Various accessory meters and prism meters
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Sensomat Range:
Sensomat
Sensomat RE
Sensomat RS
Sensomat TM
RE-II
 1969-74




1976-77
Most models have stop down type TTL metering built in: 
Very similar cosmetically to the models F and G above. Last model RE-II uses final range of EE and EC lenses
 Smat_fr_thqtr.jpg (17449 bytes)
M42 Thread Mounts:
Miranda TM
Soligor TM
Pallas TM, TM-II
1969-74 Based on the Sensomat models but using the very common M42 (Pentax) thread mount instead of the unique Miranda mount SoligorTM_front_BW.jpg (83535 bytes)
Automex/Sensorex:
Automex I, II, III
Sensorex, C, II
 1960-72  Bigger cameras, with shutter speed dial on top of wind lever, external or TTL metering Sensx_bw4.jpg (38657 bytes)
Automatic SLR Models:
Sensorex EE, EE-2
 1972-77 Automatic versions of last Sensorex model, use EE/EC  Image19.jpg (31205 bytes)
Compact SLR:
dx-3 
 1975-76 Small SLR, fixed pentaprism, uses EC lenses Image18.jpg (43880 bytes)
Auto Compact RF:
Sensoret, Miranda or Soligor branded
 1971-75 Compact automatic rangefinder camera Sensoret_chr_fr.jpg (7837 bytes)
Scientific Models:
Mirax Laborec, II
Miranda Laborec, III,
Electro-D
1965-75 Special models for laboratory or astro work,  large knob winders Image20.jpg (23591 bytes)
Cosina Dixons:
MS-1
MS-2, MS-2 Super
Memoflex
1986-92 NOT made by Miranda Camera Co. at all. These are Cosina SLRs badged for Dixons UK, and use Pentax K lenses ms1_body_front_thqtr.jpg (22388 bytes)

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