I found this camera on my favorite flea market and was very surprised that Mamiya also produced 35mm cameras, because I just knew the big professional medium format cameras.
The Mamiya 135 AF is an excellent camera and doesn’t look like that, because there’s nothing on the camera to adjust. You can only turn the flash on and off, and change the ISO-setting from 25 to 400. Otherwise there is no possibility to change something. The camera does everything by itself with the autofocus and a CDS-meter.
For me the Mamiya 135 AF is an absolutely hip-shot camera. You don’t have to care for anything. And the results will always different and not like you thought of.
What I really like is that I can use my 10m cable release and tripod with it and that the photos are always very sharp (if the AF did his job successfully). But there also things I don’t like: I can’t make long exposure photos, because the shutter speed just goes up to 1/30s and the focus up to 1,1m. Well, but every camera got its little bugs, and that is what a Lomographer loves.
My good friend Joan, with my passion for analogue photography in mind, gave me a great aluminum roll holder. She found it at the Encants Market, the largest flea market in Barcelona, and I discovered that it was carrying another gift inside.
I want to share with you my experience with some slides when I was in Russia. I'm very sorry for them because I messed them up. They're just ruined and they'll never be the same! But hey, I have thousands of them, so I guess it's not a big deal after all.
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.
Just recently I asked myself why I would want to write about a film like the Fuji Instax Mini, because usually this film is the only one available for Fuji Instax cameras. But then it hit me! It can be an alternative to many other instant films, since I can load almost any film into my Diana F+, other medium and 135 format cameras, and of course the Fuji Instax Mini.
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.
Recently, I used my trusty Fuji Silvi. It may not be my all-time favorite camera, but I just wanted to use it because I kind of missed shooting with it. So I decided to look through my film stash to see what I could use with the Fuji Silvi. After much consideration, I ended up picking the old Agfa CT Precisa ISO 100 to get that classic blue tone. Silvia Precisa!
You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.
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.
Marcus DeSieno is a Tampa-based photographer who specializes in merging early and modern photographic processes for his body of work. In this exclusive follow-up feature, DeSieno opens up about his process and gives a detailed walk through on his odd yet undeniably fascinating series, "Cosmos," which was previously featured here on the Lomography Magazine, and "Parasites."