Miranda DR

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Miranda DR

After the Miranda very early model ‘A’, came a slew of cameras based on the initial design, all without metering, hardly distinguishable. The Miranda DR of 1962 is one before the last in this series. The Automex, an SLR with an external light meter, was the precursor of the next-generation Miranda models. The Automex was introduced in 1959, three years before the DR, so I assume that Miranda kept the older models going as a cheaper line.

The DR is similar to the A, with a top speed of 500 and easier to reach slow-speed dial. The frame counter is on a separate dial by the lever. No remote trigger port. Otherwise, it is a dressed-down model ‘A’.

Note: set the main speed dial to X to use the slow speeds. As with other Miranda interchangeable viewers, it slides back to remove.

List number 9377
Brand Miranda
Model DR
Manual Butkus
Format 35mm
Introduced 1962
Country Japan
Qty made
Initial price
Type Compact SLR
Body material Metal
Mode Manual
Weight 630 gr,  Body only
Class average weight 620 gr,  Body only
ASA range 25-1600, memo only
Kit lens 1.9/50
Lens make Soligor
Filter size 46 mm
Lens mount Bayonet
Mount size Minolta A mount
Shutter Focal plane cloth horizontal
Shutter make
Light meter None
Winder Lever
Lock On lens arm
Speeds B, 1-500
Mirror Auto return
Viewer Interchangeable viewer
DOF preview Yes, with a matching lens
Exposure lock No
Exposure compensation No
Shoe No
External sync F/X
Sync speed 30/60
Timer No
Battery, original N/A
Battery, replacement N/A
Battery voltage N/A
Integral flash None
Service / repair links See camerlog.com


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