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Lomography Belair X 6-12 City Slicker Medium Format Camera

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Product Highlights
  • Folding Medium Format Film Camera
  • 6 x 12, 6 x 9, and 6 x 6 Formats
  • 90mm f/8 and 58mm f/8 Lenses
  • Automatic Exposure Electronic Shutter
  • Multiple and Long Exposure Capabilities
  • Collapsible Bellows Design
  • Built-In Standard Hot Shoe
  • Zone Focusing
  • Black Plastic City Slicker Edition

The Lomography Belair X 6-12 City Slicker Medium Format Camera is a folding medium format film camera that is capable of shooting in 6 x 12, 6 x 9, and 6 x 6 formats. This camera utilizes an electronic automatic exposure shutter to provide accurate, consistent exposure results or, for more creative results, a bulb setting is available for making long exposures. A multiple exposure mode is also available for building up several exposures within a single frame.

While this camera supports the use of the large 120 film format, it also has a relatively compact form-factor due to its integration of a bellows to afford a collapsible design. The City Slicker edition of the Belair X 6-12 series is constructed from black plastic for a minimalistic, classic appearance.

The Belair X 6-12 supports an interchangeable lens design, and comes with two different lenses to provide both normal and wide-angle perspectives. The 90mm lens has a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 32mm in the 6 x 12 format while the 58mm lens has a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 21mm in the 6 x 12 format. Both lenses have a maximum aperture of f/8 and support a four-step zone focus system for straight-forward, simple focusing.

Three Shooting Formats
The Belair X 6-12 is capable of recording in three separate formats: panoramic 6 x 12 (six frames per roll of 120), standard 6 x 9 (eight frames per roll of 120), and square 6 x 6 (12 frames per roll of 120). You can vary your shooting format with the interchangeable film masks, which are inserted prior to loading the camera with film.
Interchangeable Lens System and Zone Focusing
An interchangeable lens system supports the use of multiple lenses to vary your perspective and other image qualities. Two lenses are included with the camera: a 90mm normal and a 58mm wide-angle.

The 90mm Standard Lens gives a natural perspective, resembling a 32mm lens in 35mm format when shooting in the 6 x 12 format or a 52mm lens when working in the 6 x 6 format. The 58mm Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens has a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 21mm when working in the 6 x 12 format, or 35mm in the 6 x 6 format. Both lenses have an aperture range between f/8 and f/16 and utilize a four-step zone focusing system (1m, 1.5m, 3m, and infinity) for simple use.
Automatic Exposure Shutter with Multiple and Long Exposure Capabilities
An electronic automatic shutter is employed to deliver consistent, accurate results that are dependent on the film speed in use. This automatic shutter mechanism will close once the film has received enough light depending on the lighting conditions and ISO selected (ISO 50-1600 supported). The exposure range covers EV4-15 to support a wide range of conditions. A bulb setting is also available for controllable long exposures.

Multiple exposures are also possible when working with the MX setting to record as many exposures within a single frame as desired for creative effects.
Design Features
  • The Belair X 6-12 features a collapsible bellows design to promote greater portability and convenience for carrying the camera with you at all times.
  • A built-in standard hot shoe allows you to use any hot shoe-enabled flash with your camera. The auto exposure shutter will still function normally to expose for ambient light levels when a flash is in use.
  • 120 size film is used and allows you to record six to 12 exposures per roll depending on the format you are shooting. 120 film also integrates frame numbers into its paper backing, which are used to determine how far to wind the camera to your next exposure. Two red frame windows are located on the camera back to see these frame numbers; the lower window is used for 6 x 6 and 6 x 12 formats and the upper window is used for the 6 x 9 format. When shooting 6 x 12, you will wind to the even frame numbers (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12) to move the film enough to prevent overlapping frames.
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    Camera Type Folding medium format film camera
    Image Area 6 x 12: 4.1 x 2" / 104 x 52 mm
    6 x 9: 3.1 x 2' / 78 x 52 mm
    6 x 6: 2 x 2" / 52 x 52 mm
    Film Type 120 roll film
    Lens Mount 3 Bayonet type
    Auto Exposure Aperture priority mode
    Exposure Range EV 4-15
    Shutter Speed Range 1/125 sec. and bulb
    Film Sensitivity Supports ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    External Flash Connection X-type sync hot shoe
    Tripod Socket 1/4" socket
    Power Supply 2x LR44 1.5V batteries
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight 15.9 oz / 450 g (without batteries or film)
    Focal Length 90 mm
    35mm Equivalent Focal Length 6 x 12: 32 mm
    6 x 9: 40 mm
    6 x 6: 52 mm
    Aperture Range f/8-16
    Angle of View 65° (6 x 12)
    Focusing Manual zone focusing: 3.3' / 1 m, 4.9' / 1.5 m, 9.8' / 3 m, and infinity
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Focal Length 58 mm
    35mm Equivalent Focal Length 6 x 12: 21 mm
    6 x 9: 26 mm
    6 x 6: 35 mm
    Aperture Range f/8-16
    Angle of View 90° (6 x 12)
    Focusing Manual zone focusing: 3.3' / 1 m, 4.9' / 1.5 m, 9.8' / 3 m, and infinity
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Lomography Belair X 6-12 City Slicker Medium Format Camera
  • 90mm Standard Lens
  • Viewfinder for 90mm Lens
  • 58mm Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens
  • Viewfinder for 58mm Lens
  • 2 x Front Lens Caps
  • 2 x Rear Lens Caps
  • 6 x 6, 6 x 9, and 6 x 12 Masks
  • Body Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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    LomographyBelair X 6-12 City Slicker Medium Format Camera

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    A bit pricey, but fun

    By Forty-Two

    from Earth, Sol System

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    • Big Negatives
    • Decent Build Quality
    • Fun
    • Interchangeable Lenses


    • Inaccurate
    • Inconsistent
    • Poor Exposure Meter
    • Shutter Too Slow

    Best Uses

    • Casual Photography
    • Lomo
    • Photojournalism

    Comments about Lomography Belair X 6-12 City Slicker Medium Format Camera:

    When you buy a "Lomography" product, you know you are: A) getting something unique; and B) paying a lot for the privilege of getting something unique.The Belair X 6-12 City Slicker is definitely unique and definitely over-priced. But it is still fun. And where else can you find a NEW interchangeable lens camera that shoots medium format film for that amount of money? Sure, the lenses are plastic, but they are reasonably good quality (think somewhere between a Holga and an old medium-format folder from the 1940s), but that's part of the charm. The build quality isn't the best (again, falling somewhere between Holga and an old folder), but it's hardly junk, either. For example, pieces fit together with nice clicks. And, despite the comments I read from one online review, the lenses lock into place firmly and do not fall off. If you hear it click, it's attached! I have really only experienced a few issues with mine: 1) The shutter/lens assembly does not like to lock very solidly and sometimes opens on its own (very rarely). And 2) the exposure meter seems to be very poor (with ISO 400 film), but this is probably more of the result of a shutter that only goes up to 1/125th of a second or so. I will need to try with some slower film as I get a chance. Oh, while not a negative, the camera is pretty wide, too. Keep in mind it is capable of shooting 6X12 cm images. Even shooting at 6X9 cm, though, you are getting a massive image -- typical scans will yield the equivalent of 90 megapixel images! Not shabby at all.Money well-spent? Difficult to say. One can get CLAed medium format folders from many sources that are superior, but none offer interchangeable lenses (at least not those cameras that are in the same price range), a big plus in my book even if the number of f/stops is severely limited at two, f/8 and f/16. At the end of the day, it is a fun camera, the images are generally pleasing, and the build quality is much better than my Holga.

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    By Starrn1

    from Detroit MI

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer


    • Consistent


      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Lomography Belair X 6-12 City Slicker Medium Format Camera:

      What an affordable way to shoot medium format!

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      Required item: 2 LR-44 Batteries are required

      General Brand -  LR44 Alkaline Cell Batteries (1.5V, 2 Pack)
      • You Pay: $2.14

      Required item: This camera requires film (not included) to take pictures.

      Kodak -  Professional Tri-X 400 120 Black and White Negative Film
      • You Pay: $4.85

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      Film backs/adapters allow you to use additional film formats.

      Lomography -  Belair X 6-12 35mm Back
      • You Pay: $69.00
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      Scan and digitize your analog film images.

      Lomography -  DigitaLIZA 120 Scanning Mask
      • You Pay: $40.99

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      Get a flash to add light to your picture.

      Holga -  Holgon MF Manual Shoe Mount Flash

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      Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

      Domke -  1" Web Camera Strap with Swivel Quick Release (Tan)
      • You Pay: $21.50

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      Pearstone -  Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
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