Ducati Sogno Camera
Manufactured By: Ducati Meccanica
Ducati camera, model "SOGNO" (Dream), OR6401.1, 18x24. Lens: Ducati-VITOR 1:3.5, 35mm, shutter speeds: 1/20 to 1/500. Produced from 1946 to 1952. Very special is the engravement "PER COLLABORATORE DUCATI" and "NON CEDIBILE", that means that it was not for sale but given as a gift to someone within the Ducati company.
The SOGNO (in comparison to the more economic camera "SIMPLEX") is the top range version, often called "The Italian LEICA". Its interchangeable lenses and rangefinder were revolutionary for its time. Shown with the camera are a "PRONTO" ever-ready-type leather bag, also stamped "DUCATI" and an orange filter, usually used to optimize "black & white" photographs.