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AUTO MIRANDA MACRON 1:3.5 f=55mm - is it rare?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:40 am    Post subject: AUTO MIRANDA MACRON 1:3.5 f=55mm - is it rare? Reply with quote

Hi Guys,
I have found a nice AUTO MIRANDA MACRON 1:3.5 f=55mm which I can get for a reasonable price, but couldn't find much info abut it.
It looks similar to Mamiya 2.8/60 to me which was an excellent lens.
Any experience with it?
What is the resale value if i decide not to keep it?

Thanks


PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never seen nor heard of it. Miranda are more common in the US than EU.


PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not that common here either, the Canon FD 50/3.5 and Nikkor 55/2.8 are far more common.


PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys,
seems like a very capable macro lens from what I've seen on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/49576306@N08/sets/72157629860415711

Don't know if i will get it as I'm out of free money for this month already Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we all could handle more free money... Cool


PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miranda Macron are quite collectible.
Not common, though they had a bit of a cult following from early on.
Miranda did a great deal to appeal to the scientific macro market. It wanted to take this over from Exakta. This one should be 1:1 as it has a double helical.
US ebay should get you $100 at least.
If you want an affordable macro like this I suggest Nikkor, but that's a single helical and only goes to 1:2


PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not know if it's rare or not, but it's an inexpensive and very interesting lens.
Miranda Macron 55/3.5 + A7:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it had a reputation as a good lens, at least for its time.
Results look very good.
What camera/adapter did you use?
They are not too common and the prices can be quite variable due to small numbers coming up for sale.


PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

luisalegria wrote:

What camera/adapter did you use?


Sony A7 + noname adapter, bought from Ebay seller 'ramir73' (before that I bought from him an excellent adapter for Canon 50/0.95)