Lomography Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter Medium Format Camera

Lomography Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter Medium Format Camera

Lomography Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter 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
  • Metal and Leather Jetsetter Edition
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Lomography Jetsetter overview

  • 1Description

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.
  • UPC: 839228002394
    In the Box
    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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    Lomography Jetsetter specs

    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
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 7.1 x 3.2"

    Lomography Jetsetter reviews

    Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter Medium Format Camera is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Looks great, performs like poo! 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.
    Date published: 2013-05-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The most cost-effective option for medium-format panoramas Aesthetically, this is a beautiful camera which is a clear homage to the older Polaroid cameras. I have researched the matter of medium format panoramic cameras, and this is the one that seems to hit the spot. I did not even bother with the included plastic lenses since I am not a fan of those in any shape or form. I immediately ordered the Belairgon 114mm, and that is what I have been using. There are tons of detailed reviews of this camera out there. There are issues with it, yes. The fat roll - may or may not be unavoidable. The 2 apertures available - not a big deal to me. The awkwardly located shutter button, also not a big deal. The fact that you can't do a long-exposure shot with it, that's a big deal. But since I am not necessarily a landscape photographer or a night landscape photographer, it is not that major to me. Plus, there are articles online about how to trick the shutter button into staying in place for long exposures. So yes, there are several annoying aspects to this camera, but, IMHO, the end result is worth it.
    Date published: 2016-06-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent product but overpriced 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.
    Date published: 2013-04-29
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