Miranda dx-3 (1975)

This review is part of the Cameras of the Dead series which I have been publishing every year on Halloween and “Halfway to” Halloween, featuring three cameras that I’ve wanted to review that either didn’t work, or was otherwise unable to shoot. I am republishing each of those individual reviews …

Miranda Sensorex (1966)

This is a Miranda Sensorex 35mm Single Lens Reflex camera made by Miranda Camera of Japan between the years 1966 to 1972.  The Sensorex was a semi-professional SLR camera that aimed to be an alternative to more expensive professional cameras made by Nikon and Topcon, offering similar features, but at …

Miranda: The Story Behind the Ads

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, if you were a photographer, you probably heard of a small Japanese company called the Miranda Camera Corporation.  Even if you didn’t own a Miranda camera, you probably remember their ads. Miranda originally started in 1946 as Orion Seiki Sangyō Y.K., (in English, Orion Precision …

Miranda D (1960)

This is a Miranda D 35mm Single Lens Reflex camera made in 1960 by Miranda Camera K.K.  Although made in Japan, around the time this model was current, most Miranda cameras were not sold in the Japanese domestic market.  This camera was most likely sold in the United States by …

Miranda Sensomat (1969)

What is it? This is a Miranda Sensomat 35mm SLR camera made by the Japanese Miranda Camera corporation.  Although marketed as a budget model, the Sensomat line of cameras featured several features found in much more expensive cameras such as an interchangeable prism and stop down TTL metering.  The Miranda …