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The more common Ducati Sogno, model number OR 6401.1, was only 3 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 11/3 inches in size with the lens collapsed. It had interchangeable lenses and a Leica style coupled rangefinder with separate viewfinder window. The standard lens was an interchangeable 35mm f/3. 5 Vitor which was extended one half inch and focused from 0.8 meter or 31 inches to infinity.
The lens tube collapsed into the camera body making for a virtually flat profile. Removing the lens entailed pressing a small button to the left of the lens and rotating the optic in its well made triple tooth bayonet mount.
The focal plane shutter offered speeds from 1/20 to 1/500 second, plus B. Because the focal plane shutter is not self capping, two small internal vertical barn doors, hinged on either side of the negative frame, remain closed as the focal plane curtains were drawn across the film plane, until the shutter button is pressed.
The Sogno's entire back and bottom could be removed, though the camera reversed the traditional position of the wind and rewind spools. Unlike the Leica, the camera's top left knob advanced the film and cocked the shutter while the top right knob rewound the film back into the cassette.
Photographs courtesy of José Ramón.
Ebay 2002/11/22 1175USD (#08941, Vitor 2.8/35mm, green, orange filter, film reeler), 2003/02/11 1000USD (Vitor 2,8/35), 2003/03/23 700USD (#1840 35/3.5 Vitor lens), 2003/03/28 749USD (#06669, Vitor 1:3.5 f=35mm), 2003/05/05 822USD (#03899 35/3.5 Vitor), 2003/06/23 615USD, 2003/07/20 840USD (#3194), 2003/07/23 898USD (35/3.5 Vitor), 2003/09/20 610USD (35/3.5 Vitor, case), 2003/09/21 630EUR (#05790, soft case, hard case, cable release, film winder), 2003/10/03 775EUR, 2004/02/03 571EUR (#07561), 2004/02/08 750GBP (case), 2004/09/06 555USD (#07899), 2003/11/30 655EUR, 2004/12/01 655EUR, 2005/01/09 637USD, 2005/01/09 637USD (case), 2005/01/27 676.60USD (#08760, Vitor 35/3.5 lens), 2005/02/17 553.21GBP (case, N31487, OR6401.1 and 07175), 2005/03/22 1237.85AUS (512.77GBP, loader), 2005/03/26 585USD (leather damaged), 2005/05/30 838EUR, 2005/05/31 2300USD (boxed, as new, Body serial # 9244- Lens serial 34005), 2005/07/15 345GBP, 205/08/25 5000USD (Vitor 35/2.8 Lens, Luxtor 40/1.5 Lens, Lator 60/2.8 Lens, Teletor 120/6.3 Lens, OR 2402.2 Albada Finder for 40, 60, and 120mm Lenses, OR 2403.1 Swivelling Frame Finder for 19 and 28mm Lenses, OI 7202.1 Loader for Bulk Film, Ducati OI 7205.1 Loader for 35mm Cassettes, 5 Ducati Cassettes), 2005/08/27 700USD, 2005/10/12 960USD, 2005/11/27 840EUR (case, + commission), 2006/04/12 767.50USD (case), 2006/05/20 1650EUR+commission (box, case, film loader, instructions), 2006/05/22 429.88EUR (case, instruction), 2006/11/18 750EUR+commission, 2007/02/18 361GBP, 2007/02/23 332EUR, 2007/05/13 521.11GBP, 2007/05/31 488.68USD (Vitor 35mm 2.8), 2007/06/30 499GBP (35mm f3.5 Vitor lens, #02631), 2007/09/15 766USD (#00348), 2008/07/17 382.09USD (fungus on lens)
Last Updated on 28th July 2008