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The Long Awaited Belair X 6-12 has Finally Arrived!

From the moment I placed the pre-order, I had been looking forward to the day I would receive the Belair. I received the shipping email last week and I had been keep a lookout every minute and every second of the day. I jumped when I heard the knock of the deliveryman!

I had seen a few Belair unboxing articles on Lomography but the difference is that I bought the black Belair X 6-12 City Slicker. My reason for choosing black is that it is a safe color, ha!

This is a simple unboxing review. Firstly, the Belair that arrived in the heavy rain. Look at the water stains on the box, which had softened the box slightly…

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Let’s open it up!

I am number 189!

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Two lenses and the respective viewfinders.

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Isn’t the assembled lens, viewfinder, and camera body beautiful?

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As the City slicker has a plastic body, it is very lightweight despite its large size. (I personally felt that the weight is similar to Diana Mini + Flash!)

Next, I hurriedly loaded a roll of 120 film. I chose Lomography color negative 400 as Belair has automatic exposure metering and a nice shutter sound, I soon finished my first roll of 6 shots on 6X12 format in a jiffy!

After a roll is completed, one can see the Exposed letterings, which meant that the roll is spent, do not mix up with new rolls.

Here is my first roll of work! I first shot my lovely cats but there are a lot of shaky or out of focus shots…

I shot outdoors during a rainy day, with an intentional triple exposure.

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Last but not least, this is my most successful shot!

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Medium format is too intriguing! The images have the 3D feel, next I would like to bring my Belair X 6-12 City slicker on my travels!

written by jaydesign98 and translated by coolsigg


  1. adam_g2000


    I really like that last shot!

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  2. vicuna


    aaahhh when will my cityslicker arrive??? Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. anttmaki


    Finally! Someone reviewing the City Slicker! :) My black beauty is here soon aswell.

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  4. brandonwong


    did they give you notice, or did it just show up? ordered one for my birthday in october...

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  5. aanum


    Mine should be here anytime soon... Come ón ups man

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  6. jaydesign98


    I got an email to inform me that my belair was sent out. After one day, I received it. I ordered it in Oct. and received it in Dec.~
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  7. jido_genshi


    Wish I could say the same; I was guaranteed delivery by the 19th (which is today and the day has ended) and still haven't received mine. What's the point of a guarantee if it's not going to be honored? Just a little perturb waiting this whole time, seeing others get it extra early, and I didn't even get mine when promised...
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