When Belair was first released, I was attracted by its classic outlook and we finally meet after one month’s time.
The package includes the camera body, 2 lenses with the corresponding viewfinder and masks for changing the shooting format among 3 frame sizes: 6×6、6×9 and 6×12. This is the very first batch of cameras for testing and so, it comes without very elegant packing.
The 2 lenses are 90mm and 58mm respectively, each comes with its corresponding viewfinder and with aperture f/8 and f/16. Zone focusing of 1m、1.5m、3m and infinity. It operates similarly as LC-A+ but it allows even finer adjustment, and with comparatively small apertures, the depth of view is relatively deeper and the possibility of getting out-of-focus images is much reduced.
Auto exposure is one of its biggest attractions to me. But do remember to insert the two LR44 battery or the auto exposure mechanism won’t start working. The little round spot beside the lens is for light detection, and so, remember to keep it unblocked when shooting.
Behind the interior cover of the camera is the wheel by which you could adjust the iso setting, ranging from iso50-1600 with B mode.
I love the design of its shutter and it looks really handsome. As taught by Jeansman, I hold the interior cover of the camera when I press the shutter button, as this helps to keep my Belair steady.
After playing with my Belair, I was quite impressed by it as it’s well-crafted yet not as heavy as mechanical SLR cameras. I’m interested in its 6×12 and 6×9 format and therefore, I started shooting with the above 2 formats for my first few rolls. Please look forward to my latest photos taken with Belair!
When the Belair X 6-12 was introduced last year, I was pretty excited. A medium format camera with 6x12 size negatives and automatic exposure for a reasonable price, that sounds promising. More of my photos, experiences and tips after the jump.
“I would like to buy a jukebox.” I've said this many times, so 4 years ago my ex-girlfriend went to my home with a little package. "It's a present for you," she said. I opened it and found a 12" vinyl disc, the single "Woman" by Wolfmother. It was wonderful. "If you will finally buy a jukebox, you shouldn't miss playing this song," she said.
Hans Eijkelboom is a Dutch conceptual artist/street photographer who has just released a book titled Hans Eijkelboom: People of the Twenty-First Century published by Phaidon. We are love these photographs and are offereing you the chance to win a copy of this wonderful book and La Sardina Cubic to capture your very own amazing photos. Read on to enter this great competition!
The Lomography Belair X 6-12 is more than just a medium format camera. It is lightweight, compact, and capable of shooting photos in three different sizes: 6x12, 6x9, and 6x6. Equipped with a high quality interchangeable lens system and and automatic exposure, it can give you beautiful shots in every roll. It can also take three different film formats: 120mm, 35mm, and instant. Read on to find out all about this fantastic camera.
The Lomography Belair X 6-12 is more than just a medium format camera. It is lightweight, compact and is capable of shooting photos in 3 different sizes: 6x12, 6x9 and 6x6. Equipped with high-quality interchangeable lenses and automatic exposure, it can give you beautiful shots with every roll. It can also take 3 different film formats: 120 film, 35mm and instant film. Read on to find out all about this fantastic camera.
Do you know the folk rock trio, The Staves? You will undoubtedly love them with this new competition! On the occasion of the upcoming release of their new album "If I Was" on March 23, we offer you tickets to their concert, vinyl records, and Lomography cameras!
I wasn't very impressed when the LomoChrome Purple was first released. At least not so much that I wanted to get my hands on it at once. Of course I liked some pictures but eventually, I wanted to test it and what can I say? It was love at first sight!
We asked some of New York’s hottest designers to lend their talent in designing some of our La Sardina DIY cameras, and we are very excited to share with you the masterpiece of Simone Legno from tokidoki! Simone Legno is the creative director and co-founder of tokidoki, which stands for "sometimes" in Japanese. He chose this word because he feels “everyone waits for moments that change one’s destiny, by chance or by meeting a new person.”