Opening the box was very exciting and the camera looked fantastic but…
But #1. No strap! ok I thought this was a weird miss fire on Lomo’s side because obviously it needs a strap it is a huge camera and it has the hardware for it so Hello!
But #2. The bellows open really stupidly easily and too often when you don’t want them to and it is harder to shut them than it should be I mean I feel like I am going to break the camera or jam it!
But #3. The masks are a very cool feature and fit in the camera very very snuggly which is a great thing I guess except that they are almost impossible to take out to change! I mean REALLY HARD to take out and actually one of the lil tabs on my 6×6 has split!! On my lubitel, all one does is fit the frame mask in and pull it out when done…easy peasy!
But #4 and honestly this is the worst missfire…there is NO indication when the batteries are dead and the only way you have even an inkling that they MAY be dead, is if your roll is over or under exposed and at least two of my test rolls were way too dark
Oh well there is definitely a learning curve on this cam and Buts aside I really love this easy to shoot with cool as cucumber and Fresh as a Prince Belair 6×12 camera & it is worth it when you DO get great results! The lenses are wicked sharp and the frame choices are nice plus I bought the 114mm glass lens so I look forward to that too!! I posted a few of my fave test shots!!
Pop me an opin of your first exp with your Belair in the comments if you like!
written by koduckgirl on 2012-12-18