No One Could Mistake Lomo's Gorgeous Bellows Camera for Digital

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Many photographers who still shoot on film do so for its unique aesthetics. But a small subset just downright hate digital cameras, and with Lomo's new Belair X 6-12 and its retro bellow mechanism hanging around their neck, no one will ever mistake their shooter for one of those new-fangled digital monstrosities.

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The Belair X 6-12 is a medium format film camera capable of snapping photos in 6x9, 6x6, or panoramic 6x12 aspects. It comes with a swappable 90 millimeter lens and a 58 millimeter wide-angle alternative for capturing wider vistas. And even though it's a traditional film camera that pushes lo-fi aesthetics and technology, the X 6-12 also has auto-exposure functionality that automatically adjusts the shutter speed for the photographer, and ISO capabilities ranging from 50 to 1,600. The cheapest model, the charcoal gray Belair X 6-12 Cityslicker is priced at around $330, $249 while the top of the line Globe-trotter with its snakeskin-style leather finish runs upwards of $460 $349. And don't forget, that doesn't include the cost of film or developing.

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DISCUSSION

Jonesxjones
Jonesxjones

Why don't they make digital bellow cameras? I have no problem with a larger camera when I'm using it but when I don't use it I want it to be small. Using a bellow would make it possible to have a larger sensor in a small body.