Many Belair 6x12-owners know the "problem of the thick film rolls". With a simple modification, I have fixed this problem.
Although I like lightleaks, I find it annoying that many of my Belair films were not wound tight. Again and again, I had thick film rolls that have gotten sometimes more and sometimes less tight. I did a little searching on the internet and found this simple modification!
Unfortunately I could only test this tipster with two rolls of film, but the film rolls were wrapped tightly.
You need a piece of cardboard for this tipster. Suited is a piece of cardboard from the packaging of a film.
This piece of cardboard I have kinked twice.
Then you need to fix the already loaded film with the piece of cardboard. By the bend it is taken care of with sufficient stability.
So, close the camera and let’s go to the next Belair 6x12 adventure!
P.S.: The piece of cardboard slipped a bit, but that shouldn’t be bad. Please post here your experience with this or with other modifications!
Having the distinction of being the world's first 6x12 auto-exposure medium format camera, the Belair X 6-12 combines professional grade photography with ease of use. In this week's installment, we list down a few ways you can improve your photography with it.
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This article is dedicated to the multifaceted American photographer George Krause and to his series depicting funeral monuments realized between 1962 and 1963. I was able to know about this series thanks to an important essay on photography written by former Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Director of Photography, John Szarkowski. For this tribute, I loaded my trusty Praktica camera with a roll of Ilford film and took a series of photos in the Monumental Cemetery in my city, Como. Take a look!
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Adi, Ekeu, and I did a lomowalk around downtown Bandung last Saturday, the beginning of November. We planned to use our Lubitel cameras with only one roll of film each. We were inspired by the One Roll of Film Project by four Tokyo-based photographers with their Hasselblad cameras. This is about the one roll of film I shot with the Lubitel 166U, which made me love shooting in medium format even more.
This is tribute to the Farm Security Administration photographer, Jack Delano, and his photographic series dedicated to barkers. For this article, I chose a series of photos I took this year at the traditional Easter Fair in my city, Como, using a classic rangefinder camera loaded with a roll of black and white film.
Dive into this week's pool of photographs taken with the Belair X 6-12 cameras, culled from the newest uploads in the community. Also, find out how you can earn piggies and have your very own Belair snaps be featured on the Online Shop!
Jodo and his friend used to make fun of the Holga 120N's plastic body and doubted its capability to take even simple photographs. After shooting a roll with it, he instantly got impressed by the artistic portraits it produced. Have a glimpse of these photographs that led him to have a change of heart!
Having a Belair X 6-12 feels like owning more than just one camera. It's a medium-format camera, but paired with its special accessories you can shoot 35mm or instant photos with it, too! The versatility of its 3 photo formats also offers more options to suit your shooting needs. Here, we present to you some of the most gorgeous Belair X 6-12 photos in classic 6x6 format. Enjoy!