Just because a camera has bellows doesn’t mean it’s vintage. Just announced today, the new Lomography Belair X 6-12 has bellows as well. It’s a portable medium-format camera that shoots auto-exposed photographs on 6×12 film — the world’s first camera to do so.
Using 120 film, the Belair can expose in three different aspect ratios: standard 6×9, square 6×6, and panoramic 6×12. It comes with an interchangeable lens system that has two lenses in the lineup: a 90mm normal lens and a 58mm wide-angle.
Features include zone focusing, support for films with ISO from 50 to 1600, a standard hot-shoe mount, a max shutter speed of 1/125s, Bulb mode, and double exposure shooting.
The camera’s bellows system allows it to take on a compact form factor when it’s not being used.
Here are some sample photographs shot using the camera:
It comes in three models with three price tags. The basic black “Cityslicker” costs €249. Pay €299, and you get the metal-colored “Jetsetter” with a brown leather covering. “Globe-trotter” is the rarest of the bunch with a “snake-style” covering (no snakes were harmed in its making, though), and can only be purchased as a pre-order for €349. The price range in US dollars is roughly $326 to $456.
If you order now, you’re guaranteed delivery by December 19th (just make sure this guarantee includes the country you’re in).
Image credits: Photographs by Lomography