Lomography Belair X 6-12

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The Belair X 6-12 is a interchangeable lens, medium format, auto exposure folding panorama camera released by Lomography in 2012.

Focusing is based on a zone focus system with settings manipulated on the interchangeable lens. Distance settings of 1, 1.5, 3 meters and infinity can be selected. Since this is a aperture priority camera it has settings of f/8 and f/16 adjustable from the lens ring. Images can be captured in either 6x12, 6x9 or 6x6. This results in 6, 8 and 12 exposures per 120 film roll. The format change is accomplished by using format mask in the film chamber. The exposure meter has a range of 4 to 15EV. Film speeds can be adjusted by rotating a knob behind the front standard. It supports setting of 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 ISO. This knob also has a mark for B bulb mode. The shutter release is on the front standard and must be held down until there is a second click. It is capable of up to 1/125 of a second. There is no built-in finder, but instead uses interchangeable finders. The film is advanced manually with a flip-up knob on the right hand side shoulder. The camera back has two windows to view the printed exposure counter on the backing paper. One for 6x9 and another 6x6/6x12. When using the 6x12 format only use odd exposure numbers. This folding mechanism has a lock release on the base of the camera with a tripod socket off centre. A hot shoe is provided. It is powered by common 2x LR44 button batteries located on the front standard.

In December 2012, additional glass lenses from Zenit will be available.

Bodies

  • Belair X 6-12 City Slicker (black)
  • Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter (chrome w/brown leather)
  • Belair X 6-12 Globe-trotter (chrome w/snake skin)

Lenses

  • 58 mm lens plastic
  • 90 mm lens plastic
  • 90 mm lens glass
  • 114 mm lens glass

Backs

  • Type 120 rollfilm (kit back for full 3×12cm format)
  • 35mm film (optional back)
  • Fujifilm instax back (optional back)

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