Lomography Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter Medium Format Camera

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Lomography Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter Medium Format Camera
Key Features
  • 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
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.
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Lomography Jetsetter Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Three Shooting Formats
  • 3Interchangeable Lens System and Zone Focusing
  • 4Automatic Exposure Shutter with Multiple and Long Exposure Capabilities
  • 5Design Features

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.
  • 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
    2.22 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
    9 x 7.4 x 3.45"

    Lomography Jetsetter Reviews

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    question

    Which viewfinder do you use with the optional 114mm lens? Is the Russian 90mm lens that much better than the kit lens?
    Asked by: Jon
    I emailed customer service about this and they said the glass lenses come with their own viewfinders.
    Answered by: Lucas D.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    based upon the reviews:Can the product be focused to allow sharp images?Are the lenses really made of plastic optics?Is there a tripod compatible mount on the bottom of the camera?What is the purpose of the bellows?The Lomography website says this camera will provide super sharp images is this true, or hype?What is your actual opinion of this camera in comparison to other well made medium format cameras?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    You will be able to get sharp images, as both of the lenses have a small aperture of f8 and f16, which are ideal for dramatic landscapes with a broad depth of field. There is a 1/4 tripod socket on the bottom of the camera.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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