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Miranda Sensorex at Missouri Botanical Gardens 032815

Finally the look of early Spring at Shaw's Gardens.

Miranda Sensorex, 1968 - 1972. It was a "flagship" camera of the Miranda line in its day, well featured with high build quality.
Discovered for $13.00 at a local indoor flea market.
Interchangeable finder, like Exakta.
Reverse bayonet lens mount, similar to Canon New FD.
Paddle and stick metering, like Minolta SRT.
It needed a little work, but it is mostly functional. Lens aperture blades are oily... but lens has a manual stop down button. Meter is working, except that the paddle does not track correctly.
But camera is still mostly functional. I wanted to see how lens performs. And I already had a Soligor f:3.5 / 135mm lens that will fit it, with Miranda's unique 44mm screw mount (a carry-over from earlier Mirandas). The camera body's threaded mount is concentric with and within the bayonet mount, an arrangement I don't remember having seen with any other camera system.

These were exposed on a roll of Fuji 200 print film, everything hand held.

Please click on thumbnails to see enlarged.
All images are 2015 E.J.Kowalski.
Thanks, Ed
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