With its timeless bellows design and elegant looks, the Belair X 6-12 is a sure winner. But what makes this camera even more fantastic is the creative flexibility it offers. It lets you shoot in Standard 6x9, 6x6 Squares, or 6x12 panoramas, experiment with all kinds of medium-format film, and capture awesome 35mm photos with sprocket holes! Here are a few tips to get you started.
Be Mindful of the ASA/ISO
The Belair X 6-12 is an auto-exposure camera, so all you need to do is focus on making your best shot. Under Auto-Exposure Mode, the Belair will expose correctly, according to the selected ISO setting. Make sure to set the correct film ASA/ISO so that your photos are properly exposed.
Frame Properly and Keep It Steady
Because the Belair X 6-12 is a lightweight camera, Spanish Lomography Ambassador and @pasqualecaprile, who also teaches creative photography, advises to always hold the camera with both hands. It also pays to accurately calculate the distance between you and your subject. This will ensure the sharpness of your photos. Read more about his Belair tips here.
Explore Three Belair Formats
One medium format camera, three formats to choose from! So don’t limit yourself to the standard 6x6 squares, try 6×12 panoramas and 6×9 regular photographs, too. You can even shoot 35mm sprocket photos by using a Belair X 6-12 35mm Back.