Many photographers who still shoot on film do so for its unique aesthetics. But a small subset just downright hate digital cameras, and with Lomo’s new Belair X 6-12 and its retro bellow mechanism hanging around their neck, no one will ever mistake their shooter for one of those new-fangled digital monstrosities.
The Belair X 6-12 is a medium format film camera capable of snapping photos in 6×9, 6×6, or panoramic 6×12 aspects. It comes with a swappable 90 millimetre lens and a 58 millimetre wide-angle alternative for capturing wider vistas. And even though it’s a traditional film camera that pushes lo-fi aesthetics and technology, the X 6-12 also has auto-exposure functionality that automatically adjusts the shutter speed for the photographer, and ISO capabilities ranging from 50 to 1,600.
The cheapest model, the charcoal grey Belair X 6-12 Cityslicker is priced at around $US330, while the top of the line Globe-trotter with its snakeskin-style leather finish runs upwards of $US460. And don’t forget, that doesn’t include the cost of film or developing.