Sirio
Elettra 2

Italy 1946 – Compact – 35 mm – Rare. The Elettra 2 was released by Sirio, a small Italian firm from Florence in 1946, succeeding the very simple Elettra 1 that had been out for only a few months. It is one of the Italian attempts to produce Leica type cameras in the immediate post … Read moreSirio
Elettra 2

Ferrania
Condor 1

Italy 1947 – Compact – 35 mm – Rare. Ferrania, was formerly known as SIPE and had been manufacturing dynamite since 1882. In 1917 they started producing celluloid and in 1947 the first european color film. In 1947, they signed an agreement with the renowned optics manufacturer, Officine Galileo, to produce the Condor, their first … Read moreFerrania
Condor 1

Domenico Chinaglia
Kristall R – 74/99

Italy 1954 – Compact – 35 mm – Very rare. Starting in 1949, Domenico Chinaglia of Belluno in north-west Italy started producing the Kristall Cameras, Italian copies of the Leica II. Chinaglia was an incredible character and produced cameras in various locations. He collaborated with several other entrepreneurs of the times ultimately giving birth to … Read moreDomenico Chinaglia
Kristall R – 74/99

Iso
Duplex Super 120 – 71/99

Italy 1956 – Stereographic – 120 film – Rare. Italian camera manufacturer ISO (Industria Scientifica Ottica) has gained acclaim in the closed world of prestige photography with its rangefinder cameras Bilux and Reporter. The Duplex Super 120 that ISO produced in 1956 reflects the company’s obsession for quality, workmanship and design originality. The Duplex Super … Read moreIso
Duplex Super 120 – 71/99

ISO
Bilux – 58/99

Italy 1949 – Compact – 35 mm – Very Rare. The Bilux, released in 1949 in Milan by the Industria Scientifico Ottica (ISO), is probably one of the most sought after cameras ever built. Produced in about 200 copies before ISO released the “Standard” and mythical “Reporter”, the Bilux is both an incredibly well built … Read moreISO
Bilux – 58/99

Durst
Duca – 56/99

Italy 1947 – Compact – 35 mm – Rare. The Duca was the second camera produced by Durst, an Italian company headquartered in Brixen, South Tyrol. It was first presented at the 24th Milan Trade Fair in September 1946 and went into production until 1952. The Duca is a quite basic and yet solid device … Read moreDurst
Duca – 56/99

Ducati
Simplex – 50/99

Italy 1950 – Compact – 35 mm – Rare. Ducati was founded in Bologna (Italy) in 1926 by the three brothers Adriano, Bruno and Marcello Ducati. Even though today the company is principally known for its (exceptional) motorcycles, Ducati started its activity with the production of electrical condensers. Later, they diversified in the fields of … Read moreDucati
Simplex – 50/99

Bencini
Comet III – 48/99

Italy 1952 – Compact – 127 film – Rare. Some designs are just Italian. Period. And sometimes design makes everything. Bencini, established in Milan in the late 1930’s was one of the flag bearers of the Italian camera market in the middle of last century. Most of the Bencini cameras were variations of a traditional … Read moreBencini
Comet III – 48/99