Miranda Sensomat

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The Miranda Sensomat is a 35mm SLR launched in 1969. The Sensomat had TTL CdS stop-down meter built-in the under mirror; an advanced feature for its day. The Sensomat sold reasonably well as a budget SLR during the 70's.

The exposure meter is based on a TTL CdS sensor with a measuring of 1.6 to 18 EV (ISO 100 f/1.8). It has a sensitivity 25 to 1600 ASA. The meter is operated by the two buttons next to lens throat. A metering needle can be seen in the right side of the view finder. It is powered by a PX675 mercury battery.

The shutter is a focal plane design with speeds of 1 to 1/1000 with bulb. The shutter releases can be triggered on top as well as the front of the body, via a button that screws into the cable release socket on the top plate (often missing). Flash sync is available with terminals on the front of the body for both FP (top) and X (bottom) PC terminals. Electronics sync is at a maximum of 1/45 of a sec.

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Miranda Sensomat, featuring removable pentaprism Images by Martin Taylor (Image rights)