No One Could Mistake Lomography's Gorgeous Bellows Camera for Digital

By Andrew Liszewski on at

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 6x9, 6x6, or panoramic 6x12 aspects. It comes with a swappable 90 millimeter lens and a 58 millimeter 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 gray Belair X 6-12 Cityslicker is priced at £199, while the top of the line Globe-trotter with its snakeskin-style leather finish runs to £289. And don't forget, that doesn't include the cost of film or developing.

Exposure Area: 104 x 52mm (6x12), 78 x 52mm (6x9), 52mm x 52mm (6x6)
Film Type: 120 Roll Film
Interchangeable Lens Mount: 3 Bayonet Type
Auto-exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Auto-Exposure range: EV4 EV15
Highest Shutter Speed: 1/125
Lowest Shutter Speed (B Mode): Unlimited
Film Sensitivity Supports (ASA/ISO): 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Battery Supply: 2x1.5V (2 x LR44)
Multiple Exposure: Yes
Flash Connection: X-type Synchronization Hot-shoe
Tripod Socket Thread: Standard ¼” Tripod Socket

No One Could Mistake Lomo's Gorgeous Bellows Camera for Digital