Miranda Camera gear

1966 to 1974

Miranda G

My first new camera. This was it. The perfect camera. Interchangeable/removable view finder

Interchangeable view screen, two shutter release point, single stroke rapid film advance. Bayonet and screw mount lens

STATUS: retired to display case

Miranda GT

Same camera, found the NEW UPGRADE, an eyelevel finder that included a through the lens light meter. This made the camera a model GT

STATUS: retired to display case

Miranda 50mm f1.9 lens

This lens was standard included lens with the body. 46 mm filters. Len made by Soligor

STATUS: retired to display case

Miranda 135mm f2.8 lens

My first telephoto lens, Len made by Soligor

TATUS: retired to display case

Soligor 2x teleconverter

Double my power, magic

STATUS: retired to display case

Miranda 35mm f2.8 lens

My first telephoto lens, Len made by Soligor

STATUS: retired to display case

Hanimex 28mm f2.8 lens

Widest lens I had for years. This one used the screw mount to attach to the body, and the aperture was of the pre-set type. That is, the forward pre-set ring is turned to the desired aperture, the larger ring behind it rotates from wide open for focusing, to the position set by the front pre-set ring.

STATUS: retired to display case

Miranda VF-1 waist level view finder

Had pop up magnifier lens so you could fine focus the image. Great for shooting over your head, just turn camera upside down and look into viewfinder.

STATUS: retired to display case

Miranda VF-3 finder

Two modes, as shown in the picture which allow you to see the full screen, or flip it down and you get a 15x very tight in view of centre of viewfinder for focusing. As it sits in the display the eyecup which will also go on back of eyelevel finder is installed.

STATUS: retired to display case

Tamron Variofocus Close-up lens

This works like any common close up lens, installing where the filter would go on the front of the lens. However this on has variable diopter settings. When used with a 50mm lens, and that lens set at infinity, the distant to subject is adjustable using this device from 1M (40)down to 0.15 M (6), and closer if you adjust the focus on the main lens.

STATUS: retired to display case

Miranda Extension tube set

Before I got the bellows, I used these extension tubes. The thinnest one received the lens using either the bayonet or thread. The other end is treaded into the body. The rest of the tube are threaded extensions, and used with the first thin one in combinations to get correct focus distant.

STATUS: retired to display case

Miranda Focalbell

These bellows with a standard lens attached backwards on the front using a special ring that fits the filter threads and then attaches to the bellows front end, and a Miranda body at rear with critical finder, stick it on tripod, complete macro system. Greater than 1:1 depending upon the lens used. Reversing the lens when over 1:1 allowed for sharper images as generally the filter side of the lens has more distant to object (in this case the film), and the camera end is usually closer to the film, but now is closer to the subject. The tripod mount at the bottom of the rack slides to allow for moving the whole thing closer or further from the subject.

STATUS: retired to display case

My first flash gun

Got an old Dormitzer flash head from the local camera store, Just the head. It required 500 volts DC. So find a few transistors, a 6 volt battery, a few rectifiers, some thin plywood to make a box, and there.. My own high powered flash.

STATUS: GONE, lost in time

Metz 202

This unit was bought new, a real high powered flash and it had automatic exposure. Later I use it with medium format cameras for wedding until it was replaced with a more modern unit