Belair X 6-12: Fun with Format Flexibility

When you’re shooting portraits and you need the subject to be the main focus, it’s best to shoot in squares. Most traditional medium format cameras can only produce square photos, so if you’re planning to shoot in 35 mm or other photo formats, you need to bring other cameras, too. This doesn’t sound very practical, right? Unless of course you’re shooting with a Belair X 6-12. Its sleek bellows design will definitely warm your analogue hearts. The bellows fold in and out, making the Belair X 6-12 a handy choice for on-the-go photo shoots.

Beyond its timeless looks, the Belair X 6-12 also has the ability to shoot 120 in different photo formats: 6x6, 6x9, and 6x12. Not only that, but if you pop on the Belair X 6-12 35 mm Back, you have the convenient choice to use 35 mm film, too. Here, we show you the different photo formats to inspire you on your Belair journey!

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Square format is always great for portraits. The Belair X 6-12 has four focusing zones, so don't forget to set the appropriate distance when you're shooting headshots.

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This is the biggest of the common medium format sizes. With this photo format, you get eight gorgeous exposures out of your 120 roll of film.

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Need some extra room for your subject? Opt for the 6x12 mask to shoot wider panoramas. Try it when you're shooting scenic landscapes and street photography.

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35 mm

The Belair X 6-12 doubles as a 35 mm camera, too. Attach the Belair X 6-12 35 mm Back and shoot 12 panoramic 35 mm photos with sprocket holes — or as we like to call the ‘‘little sprockets of life’’— which are the holes running along the sides of the film.

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Maximize creative flexibility with the Belair X 6-12 and shoot 120 and 35 mm film formats! With every purchase of this camera, you’ll get a Belair 35 mm Back for FREE! Get yours from our Online Shop or a Gallery Store near you!


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