Miranda Sensorex II

The Miranda Camera Company (Originally Orion Camera Company) operated between 1955 & 1978. In the early years they were at the forefront of SLR camera innovation & technology. They produced high quality cameras from beginning to end but were beset by some poor business decisions early on leading to their cameras not even being distributed in Japan for several years and only available for export. Their American importer Allied Impex gradually took over the company and owned it by the end of the 60’s. They were also dependent on other manufactures for their lenses in the early years and ended up with a complicated array of lens mounts. One of their most successful cameras was the Sensorex 1966-71 followed by this model the Sensorex II introduced in 1971. Another quirk of the Sensorex is that the shutter button is on the front and not the top of the camera. Miranda Cameras can often be found for good prices on the second hand market as they don’t carry the same cache as Nikon or Canon they are high quality cameras. They are exceptionally well made heavy chunks of metal! On the down side there are very few places that can or will work on them anymore which means that when your Miranda camera finally does stop working it may not be possible to get it working again.

Miranda Sensorex II
Miranda Sensorex II
TypeSLR
Manufactured1971 - 1975? (Succeeded the Sensorex 1966 - 1971)
BatteryPX625 (Needed for metering only).
Fully MechanicalYes
ShutterBulb + 1s-1/1000
ISO25 - 1600
Fully ManualYes.
Aperture PriorityNo
Shutter PriorityNo
Fully AutoNo
NotesThis is the only Miranada camera I own & so far Ive resisted the urge to buy more! Along with the camera & F1.8 50mm lens I also have the Miranda F2.8 28mm lens and the waist level viewfinder.

Miranda Sensorex II