Miranda Sensorex II

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Miranda Sensorex II

In the late 1960s, the SLR industry moved towards TTL measuring, so Miranda’s Automex models no longer cut it. A new model, the Sensorex, came to market in 1967. The body closely resembled the Automex, true to Miranda’s unchanged designs.

Other camera makers had the TTL metering mounted within the prism hump. They couldn’t do so with Miranda’s interchangeable viewers, so it was installed behind the mirror. To enable that, the mirror has a series of grooves to allow light to the meter. It doesn’t affect the viewer.

The Sensorex II followed with similar technical specs three years later, gaining little in the followers market. Other than the TTL measuring, it offered little over the Automex models. Same viewer system and same lens mount with on-body F stop settings. The US distributor, Allied Impex Corporation, dominant in Miranda’s management, had the nameplate to include AiC, standing for their initials.

The model I got, bought at a thrift store, suffered much abuse, so regrettably, I cannot comment more.

List number 9404
Brand Miranda
Model Sensorex II
Manual Butkus
Format 35mm
Introduced 1970
Country Japan
Qty made
Initial price 210
Currency USD
Type Compact SLR
Body material Metal
Mode Manual
Weight 750 gr,  Body only
Class average weight 620 gr,  Body only
ASA range 25-1600
Kit lens 1,8/50
Lens make Miranda
Filter size 46 mm
Lens mount Bayonet
Mount size Minolta A mount
Shutter Focal plane cloth horizontal
Shutter make
Light meter CdS, TTL, uncoupled, lever-activated, needle match
Winder Lever
Speeds B, 1-1000
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 60
Timer Yes, mechanical
Battery, original
Battery, replacement LR44
Battery voltage 1.35
Integral flash None
Service / repair links See camerlog.com
More Mike Eckman

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