Friday, February 22, 2013

1st Shots- Belair X 6-12

"Belair X  6-12"

   Finally got around to testing out the new Lomo Belair X 6-12 camera. For this test I went wide and used the 58mm lens with the 6x12 mask. You get 6 shots on a roll of 120 film this way. This camera has an auto exposure mode. It basically is aperture priority with your choices of F8 or F16. No manual shutter speed selection except bulb. Typical zone focusing and you can select your films ISO speed. Other features include a tripod mount, hot shoe, and an additonal 90mm lens. There are 3 film masks to choose which format you want to shoot. 6x6, 6x9, and 6x12. I bought the City Slicker version which has the basic cosmetic trim. With the lens collapsed, it slides nicely into my bag. Takes some good holding technique to keep the camera still during shooting. The viewfinder was decent, just make sure you are using the proper one that matches your lens choice. Pretty fun camera if you like folders with the choice of formats and 2 lenses.


D. Matthew Dair said...

Great post... Definitely an object of Analog Desire..

Steve King said...

Hello. I've only just discovered your blog via an old Light Leaks link. Light Leaks was pretty much the sole inspiration for our zine Optiko ( and we were kind of hoping that you might feel compelled to contribute to our little magazine? We are actually looking for a review of the Belair cameras - would you be interested in putting something together for us?

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