JDM von Weinberg , Apr 05, 2013; 01:20 p.m.
The Sensorex II
This camera has a relatively full line of professional accessories, including various viewfinders, which should remind us that the Miranda was one of the first eye-level Japanese SLRs.
The Miranda line goes back into the post-WWII era, with their first production model around 1954-5 (Miranda T with 44mm screwmount). There was a 1953 prototype called the "Phoenix". Most models had removable pentaprisms, although the release mechanism was not always obvious.
Ivor Matanle in his Collecting and Using Classic SLRs (1996), suggests Miranda, this specific model, as a cost-effective alternative to the Nikon F (p. 23).
A more complete run-down of the various Sensorex models is found at http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Miranda_Sensorex . Somewhere along this line from the Sensorex to the Sensorex EE to the Sensorex II is to be found the development of one of the first TTL metering systems with metering possible with the lens wide open - apparently the first was the EE with special lenses . It's definitely there on the II model, anyhow.
Others were impressed at the time - here is a Miranda ad for the Sensorex II from Popular Photography of May, 1972 highlighting a 'leading consumer testing organization' recommendation of the earlier, "unimproved" Sensorex. Rick Drawbridge has shown some Sensorex EE proper gear at http://photo.net/classic-cameras-forum/00aPtr
Popular Photography 1972-05