No One Could Mistake Lomo’s Gorgeous Bellows Camera For Digital

No One Could Mistake Lomo’s Gorgeous Bellows Camera For Digital


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.


[Lomography via Pocket-lint]