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c1959. 35mm film, SLR camera. B,30-500 speeds. Knob wind. Folding rewind knob. Comes with waist-level finder or a prism one.

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Miranda: Miranda S camera

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Date
Condition Price
 2014-04-06
 4Z
 $141
 2014-04-06
 5H
 $205
 2014-03-26
 4E
 $124
 2014-03-16
 4F
 $92
 2013-11-09
 4G
 $113
 2013-11-05
 5F
 $195
 2013-10-19
 3Z
 $227
 2013-09-29
 5F
 $293
 2013-07-13
 4F
 $82
 2013-05-22
 4F
 $129
 2013-02-12
 4J
 $139
 2013-01-21
 B
 $179
 2003-02-28
 B
 $172
 2002-01-01
 B
 ~$120
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by minitw » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:43 pm

This Miranda S to my surprise just sold for $322.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/370735898117?ss ... 1423.l2649

The only thing I could see that was unusual is that the lens was branded just "Miranda" and not "Soligor Miranda" or something else. Is the 5cm lens that is branded "Miranda" rare? What should be the value of this camera?

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by diser » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:09 am

Hard to tell. I don't think "Miranda" vs. "Soligor Miranda" is a big deal in this case.
Take with a grain of salt, but it could be that pentaprism was not sold "by default" with "S", and this camera comes with the original prism? Plus it's in a clean condition, comes with the case, honest description and good photos.

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by minitw » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:26 pm

Hhmm... all very interesting points.

Here is another one that sold today for $174.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-MIRANDA ... true&rt=nc

This one does not have the original prism and the lens is "Soligor Miranda". I have a feeling that "Miranda" branded lenses command a little more because I personally don't see them as much as "Soligor Miranda" In any event I think the values for this should be updated somehow because the latest sales data is 2003. Even the one that sold for $322 is probably considered B+/A- because there was a dent in the prism.

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by diser » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:17 pm

The $174 one has the original reflex finder. Prism was sold as an option (per McKeown's), hence it is more rare, maybe. This was my assumption for justifying a higher price. I'll update the estimates by including the $174 sale in "B" condition.

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by minitw » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:26 pm

Right. I had actually read somewhere that with the S model the waist level finder was the standard issue equipment so I was wondering about the $174 auction. Also, I'm not sure if the finder is new or original ( I have zero experience honestly with Miranda and am just staring to learn and see the cameras in person) but it looks newer than for something that was a 1950's camera.

I am puzzled though about the $322 auction because I've seen the same style Miranda eye level finders sell on eBay for $20. So if it was a matter of just swapping a finder then a camera with an eye level finder should be only around $195. Now, if they were claiming it was factory shipped with an eye level finder then I guess that could be different, but then again how could you at this point tell it's an original finder versus be that was swapped out (unless of course it was matched by serial number?)

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by diser » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:31 pm

There could be another explanation. Look at the third bidder which bailed out at 1/3 off the final bid. Sometimes people bid on a high mark, hoping no one will be stupid enough to bid too much. Mix two of these folks in the same auction, you know what happens :lol:

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