Taking Back Tipsters: The Belair x 6-12


Medium format photography’s newest darling, the Belair, has been around for only a year but has made considerable waves! Here are a couple of Tipsters that members of the community have written for you to enjoy your analogue friend more.

No matter how straightforward a camera might seem, Lomographers invariably find kooky ways to enhance the analogue experience. It could be as simple as fashioning a 35mm back, to something adventurous like light painting. We’ve gathered a few of the best Belair Tipsters for this week’s special edition of Taking Back Tipsters!

Belair with 35mm Film by ping-junior

Want to try out 35mm sprocket shooting with your Belair for a change? Get some sponge and black tape for this simple but oh-so-effective conversion!

Avoid Thick Film Rolls with the Belair 6x12 by frauspatzi

Fat rolls that lead to light leaks can be a welcome change at first, but can quickly become annoying. If you’re having this problem, check out this Tipster to stop it from happening again!

Credits: kleeblatt

Splitzer Fun With the Belair! by kleeblatt

Who doesn’t love multiple exposures? Make yours all the more awesome by incorporating this easy DIY splitzer hack!

Credits: adam_g2000

Basics Applied: Belair X 6-12 by adam_g2000

As with everything, it’s always important to understand the basics. Like they always say, you gotta learn to crawl before you can walk. This holds true for the Belair as well!

Credits: marlenes

My Belair X 6-12 Light Painting Party by marlenes*

Lightpainting with the Belair might seem like an arduous task, but it’s easier than it looks. All you need are a couple of lights, flashes, and crazy friends!

written by cruzron on 2013-10-14 #gear #tutorials #film #medium-format #120 #tipster #belair #taking-back-tipsters

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