Lomography Belair X 6-12 Gets a 35mm Back for Panorama Snapshots


Announced near the end of last year, Lomography’s Belair X 6-12 is the world’s first 6×12 auto-exposure medium format camera.

If you love the idea of shooting medium format in a point-and-shoot manner but find the cost of buying the film prohibitive, Lomography now has a “fix” for you. The company has announced a new 35mm back for the Belair X 6-12 that turns it into a 35mm camera when you’d like to take breaks from 120 film.


The back is compatible with all types of 35mm film and is easy to install and remove. An integrated exposure counter on the back reveals how many shots you’ve gone through so far.


Unlike with 120 film, which can be exposed in three different formats (standard, square, and panorama), the 35mm film back can only expose 104x33mm panoramas (which cover the sprocket holes). This means you’ll be able to squeeze about 11-12 panoramic photos out of each standard 36-exposure 35mm film roll.


Orient the camera in landscape mode and you’ll be able to capture beautiful nature shots or a photo of your entire group of friends. Turn it 90 degrees and you’ll be able to photograph your buddies from head to toe.

The 35mm back is compatible with the Belair X 6-12’s standard features, including interchangeable lenses, autoexposure, and multiple exposures.


Here are some sample photographs shot using the new 35mm back:






If you already have a Belair X 6-12, you can pick up the new back over on Lomography for $69.

  • Kevin⚡Andrew⚡Falk

    I LOVE the way this looks. How do you get it developed? Will any place develop this film? How does all that work?

  • Jake

    It’s a regular camera film, which means you can take the film to almost any camera shop and they will do all the developing for you, or you can send it to online boutiques to do it. If you get this 35mm attachment, you use regular 35mm roll of film, which is the standard film for most cameras, and is the cheapest to develop and print. The regular version takes 120 film, which is bigger, more expensive, but still easy to get developed.

  • Mehmet Kıvanç Özel

    I was interested till I saw the price

  • p.rock

    Yep. Just make sure you specify there are non-standard-sized images on there so they don’t automatically cut through your panoramic exposures.

  • Kevin

    The problem is getting scans/prints. I professional camera shop *might* be able to scan an image that long (plus the sprocket holes) but a corner lab definitely won’t be able to. Your best bet is probably buying a flatbed with a film scanning feature and doing it yourself.

  • Duke Shin

    Meh. Not even an accessory finder?