I couldn’t help but pre-order the Belair X 6-12 Globetrotter when I found out that the 120 format camera had special features of shooting in three different modes. After a long month of waiting, I finally have one of the 300 limited pieces of the Globetrotter.
Welcome aboard the Belair X 6-12 was printed on the box and I felt that by opening the box, I’d officially entered the world of Belair.
Once you open the box, there are two lenses lying in it while a black cloth mysteriously covers the Globetrotter camera. Though the cloth can be used to wipe the camera body clean, it is not advisable to use it for cleaning the lens.
The camera itself is a bit heavy but carrying it around is manageable, and the design is very detailed. The camera can stand alone without leaning forward. The auto exposure feature allows a ISO range of 50 -1600. It also has the Bulb mode. It also has a hot-shoe to mount the flash for nighttime photography.
Let’s take a look at the two lenses, the 58mm and the 90mm. The wide lens, (58mm) is for taking wider angled images.
The retractable camera is very interesting, when it is retracted, it saves some space and when it is expanded, it looks so energetic.
The back of the camera is specially designed for the three shooting modes (6×12 / 6×9 / 6×6). You can find two more labelled frames used when changing modes. The 6×12 mode is built in so when you need to change it, all you have to do is remove it and change the frames.
Now to setting the lens in place. You have to align the white dot on the side with the black dot on the camera and then turn it upright to put the lens in place. The last step is to place the corresponding viewfinder.
Besides the instruction guidebook, I also received a certificate authorizing that I am the one of the first batch users of the Globetrotter. And, it says there that out of the 300 members who pre-orderd, I am the 12th! I hope one day there will be a meet up of all the 300 Belair users.
The Belair’s size is as big as a girl’s hand bag. And it fits perfectly for a dinner party because of the vintage design and compact size. You can consider adding a gold chain to it.
Although the limited edition had been sold out, the mysterious looking black Belair X 6-12 City Slicker and the elegantly designed leather Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter is on a 15 % discounted pre-sale. So if you’re really looking forward to owning a vintage auto exposure camera in 120 format, you should not miss this chance.
Haven’t ordered your Belair yet? Don’t worry! Our limited 15 % discount for this item is still ongoing (while stocks last). Order it now for the discounted price, as well as bringing home three packs of Lomography 120 CN400 Colour Negative for free! Take this golden opportunity to visit Lomography Online Store and bring home with you a Jetsetter and a City Slicker !