Belair Trots the Globe to Canada

2012-12-08 1

Mafiosa is one of our very active community members. She’s one of the lucky Lomographers in Canada who received the very first batch of Belair X 6-12 cameras. Read about her first reactions to her new camera!

Credits: mafiosa

I was so thrilled that my Christmas present to myself this year was the Belair Globetrotter. Normally, when I pick up a package at the post office, I have to open it immediately. But, this time, I decided to be patient and wait because I knew I would want to have a window of time that was quiet and that I could dedicate to analyzing every detail of this new camera and read through the instruction manual.

When I first opened the box, I was a bit surprised at how big this camera actually was. But when I picked it up, it felt very light. I loved the leather/pleather detail around the body, but my favorite feature was definitely the bellows – it just looks cool and sets this camera apart from all the others in my collection.

One of the things I really like about this camera is that there aren’t too many settings to mess with before taking a photo. I love the light sensor for auto exposure. Here are the first couple of photos I shot with it. I think I will have to bump the ISO setting down further next time I attempt indoor or night shots with it. I have only just begun to experiment with this camera, and can’t wait to shoot more with it. I am inspired by all of the wonderful photos I have seen from the other Lomographers that already have their Belairs.

Credits: mafiosa

written by mafiosa on 2012-12-08 #news #art #analogue-photography #camera-reviews #belair #analogue-cameras #globetrotter

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