I went out looking around the Portland area for the family Christmas tree with the first roll of film in my new Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter
Oregon is one of the largest suppliers of Christmas trees in the world. Not first, but I think second or 3rd. I’ve been asked to try out the newest camera creation from the people over at Lomography and decided I’d start by searching for the annual Christmas tree.
In Oregon we can go out and cut our own or buy from one of the many tree lots that dot our towns and cities in November and December. I prefer to go out and search for one and cut it because it’s fresh. The needles won’t drop off in a week.
About the camera: It uses 120 film and has three formats: 6×6, 6×9 and 6×12. It even uses batteries which allows it to have an auto exposure mode. In my Holgas I usually use 400 speed film, but with this camera the manual suggests 100 speed. I was skeptical but thought it would be a good way to see if the ‘auto’ exposure works. The Willamette Valley, where I live, has many overcast days so this would be a good test.
After looking at my first results I realize that the focusing might be an issue. It uses the zone focusing system so you really have to know how far away you are from your subject. Maybe next time I will use my tripod and see if I get a better result. However, these photos have that soft Lomo-look. I do like the retro look of the camera with its folding bellows and brown leather. It comes with two lenses, a 58 and a 90-mm. I used the 58mm lens and Kodak Ektar 100 film with these tree lot photos.
The Lomography Belair X 6-12 is more than just a medium format camera. It is lightweight, compact and is capable of shooting photos in 3 different sizes: 6x12, 6x9 and 6x6. Equipped with high-quality interchangeable lenses and automatic exposure, it can give you beautiful shots with every roll. It can also take 3 different film formats: 120 film, 35mm and instant film. Read on to find out all about this fantastic camera.
When the Belair X 6-12 was introduced last year, I was pretty excited. A medium format camera with 6x12 size negatives and automatic exposure for a reasonable price, that sounds promising. More of my photos, experiences and tips after the jump.
The Lomography Belair X 6-12 is more than just a medium format camera. It is lightweight, compact, and capable of shooting photos in three different sizes: 6x12, 6x9, and 6x6. Equipped with a high quality interchangeable lens system and and automatic exposure, it can give you beautiful shots in every roll. It can also take three different film formats: 120mm, 35mm, and instant. Read on to find out all about this fantastic camera.
I went to Shinjuku Park in order to celebrate spring and enjoy the Japanese tradition of "hanami," which means the "contemplation of cherry blossoms." I tried to capture the beauty of cherry trees with my Lubitel 166B loaded with an expired roll of Agfa Portrait 160 film. I obtained a sepia effect on my photos, and I felt as if I just traveled through old Japan.
A LomoAmigo who usually shoots Medium-Format with a Diana, Charlie Wagers went on two tours through the East Coast of the USA and shot his first rolls of LomoChrome Purple 120. Take a look at his first shots with the new film.
In the week preceding the elections for the European Parliament, several political rallies were held in Como. As with all other public events in my city I documented one of these rallies, this time using a Russian film camera Zorki 6 loaded with a black and white film roll. Take a look!
Lomography UK are excited to announce we will be at the Photography Show 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham on March 21st - 24th.
Come by and say hello! There will be workshops and you’ll also be able to test out the newest addition to the family; the Petzval Art Lens. As well as Lomo’Instants to play around with. Read on for details about our workshops and how to get tickets for this exciting event.
I began 2015 with my first foray into the exciting world of analogue photography. With La Sardina in hand, I flew to Hanoi, Vietnam tentative, insecure, yet excited beyond words. How did I fare for my very first roll of film?
What happens when the Lomography Belair X 6-12 camera lands in the hands of the Nixon surf team? A series of gorgeous panoramic photos is born! Have a look at what these adventurers came up with after the cut.
On a sunny April Sunday, I decided to load a Lomography X-Pro Slide 200 on my new Lomo LC-A+; both bought few weeks ago from the Lomography Online Shop to take some photos of some Italian food stalls in the center of my city, Como. Here my first impressions about this interesting film.