Lomography Belair 6x12


My first roll of film (Lomo redscale) with Lomo Belair City Slicker (Black) 6×12.

I have to admit, this camera is a bit plasticky, but with this price, I can’t complaint much. The main reason I bought this camera is because it can shoot 6×12 medium format. Not a lot camera in the market can do so with such good pricing :)

It come with 2 lenses (early-bird purchased), the 90mm and 58mm. So far, I’ve only used the 58mm (equivalent to 21mm on standard 35mm if using the 6×12 film plate). 90mm is equivalent to 32mm on standard 35mm if using 6×12. For further technical details, please refer to the microsite.

This camera came with 3 film plates which allow you to shoot 6×12, 6×9 and 6×6 medium format (120 films). Unfortunately, you can’t change the format until you finish the entire roll of film.

The 58mm lens so far I’ve tested is not really that sharp but results are still acceptable. This lens has obvious distortion but hey! it’s Lomography!! Why bother with the sharpness and distortion?

1) After my second roll with Belair with 90mm lens, parallax correction need to be taken cared of at distances 1m and 1.5m. Please see the last photo which I shot at 1.5m. I framed it using the 90mm VF but i didn’t take care the parallax correction and I got the image “chop-off”. Also, the VF has no parallax correction marking and you may need to do some trial and error ;)

2) As you can see from the last photo, it has some light-leaks and it’s due to me not loading the film properly. You need to pressure the film to make sure it is flattened against the camera-back (firm and smoothly). Otherwise, you maybe have the same issue as you see on this last photo.

After all, it’s a very fun camera to use and I’m looking forward to shoot more 6×12 with this camera ;)

written by scottchung1128 on 2012-01-03 #gear #review #malaysia #belair #6-x-12 #scottchung1128

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