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Lomography Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter Medium Format Camera

B&H # LOBXJSCML Mfr # #239
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You Pay: $249.00
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
  • Metal and Leather Jetsetter Edition

The Lomography Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter 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 Jetsetter edition of the Belair X 6-12 series is constructed from silver metal with a brown leather wrap for a durable, 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
    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 1.1 lb / 500 g (without batteries or film)
    Lens
    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
    Lens
    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 Jetsetter 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 Jetsetter Medium Format Camera
     
    2.5

    (based on 2 reviews)

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    2.0

    Looks great, performs like poo!

    By Desslok

    from Seattle

    Pros

    • The Body Looks Great

    Cons

    • Dodgy Autoexposure
    • Overpriced
    • Soft Infinity Focus

    Best Uses

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

      I so wanted this camera to be awesome - and frustratingly, it could have been with some extra QAing and love n' care. But as it stands, the problems are many:

      * The film doesnt stay tight in the camera, resulting in fat rolls - where the film isnt flat with the film plane, screwing up the focus.
      * The shutter trigger is on the front board, the bit with the lens at the end of the bellows, instead of on the camera body. This means the camera stays still, but the lens moves when you trip the shutter.
      * The pictures are blury When focued to infinity. Lens calirbation problem or something with the bellows? I dont know - but it makes the camera usless for landscapes.
      * The autoexposure is really hit or miss
      * The lenses are soft with very strong vignetting. The 90mm at F/16 isnt bad, but forget about using the 58mm lens

      Dont pay more than a hundred bucks for this camera.

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      • Yes

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Decent product but overpriced

      By WillyWongka

      from Austin, Texas

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Solid built

      Cons

      • Plastic lens

      Best Uses

      • Recreational
      • Travel photography

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

      It is a well built product. Feels solid in hand. Plastic lens is somewhat disappointing, with only two aperture levels. It is significantly larger and heavier than I had expected.

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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 120 Black & White Print Film (ISO-400)
      • You Pay: $4.85
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      Film Backs

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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
      Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This is a special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of shipment.
       

      Scanners and Accessories

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      Scan and digitize your analog film images.

      Lomography -  DigitaLIZA 120 Scanning Mask
      • You Pay: $34.95
       

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      Lomography -  Belairgon 114mm f/8 Russian Glass Lens
      • You Pay: $189.95
       

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      Get a flash to add light to your picture.

      Genaray -  LED-2100 36 LED Compact On-Camera Light
      • You Pay: $29.95
       

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

      Pearstone -  Onyx 1000 Digital Camera/Camcorder Shoulder Bag
      • You Pay: $13.79
       

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      Help keep your optics clean with these tools.

      Pearstone -  Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
      • You Pay: $4.99
       
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