Help finding an old camera! It is a long-shot.

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  1. Justin TW

    Justin TW TPF Noob!

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    Hey there!

    I know this is probably a huge long shot but would anyone happen to recognize the camera in the attached picture? Any help would be wonderful! It was the first camera I ever used as a kid but I can't seem remember the brand or model! I would love to possibly own another because my Mother handed it down to me and I wouldn't be the photographer I am without this camera.

    Thank you very much in advance!

    Take Care!

    Justin,
    Canada

    Mom's camera.jpg


     
  2. 480sparky

    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    _ _RAMIE?

    _ _ROMIE?
     
  3. Justin TW

    Justin TW TPF Noob!

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    I think you may be on the right track. I think it ends in a "ME" but I can't figure out the rest. I shouldn't have used my pop up flash haha
     
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    compur Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think it's a "Miranda."

    There were P&S cameras in the 1980s that were branded "Miranda" though they weren't made by the original Miranda company which stopped production in the late 1970s. I think the cameras were actually made by Cosina.
     
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    Cosina is always a good guess for an anonymous camera. They made more cameras than everyone else put together (well, almost). There were also Taiwanese companies making similar anonymous cameras. These cameras were extremely common and were named for a plethora of retailers or other companies that wanted them for promotional purposes.
     
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    I had another person message me and they gave me the name of a Russian camera company called Diramic and the minute I saw a picture of it I knew it was the one. It was called the Diramic LASER. The only problem is that it is such a random camera that they are extremely hard to find in Canada. Let alone find one that looks exactly like the one I used to have lol. So now the hunt begins for the needle in the gigantic haystack!
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Here you go. 15974684806_2146a18fb7_b.jpg
     
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    same manufacturer, different lens. I think it's Russian.
     

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