Shrimp linguine. #yallshouldacame (at Graziella’s)

ROAD TRIP! Headed back to #NYC!

Look at this delicious glass of #VODKA. And ice. #YallShouldaCame

I’m on ice duty. 😕 (at Best Western Fairfield Executive Inn)

#Brooklyn treet art. Taken with the #BelairX612 using ISO 100 B&W #analogue #film. #lomography #lomolife #120film #mediumformat #adjustforparallax #jfxxxvi

#100tunes100days #Day6 #jfxxxvi ♫ “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand | via #soundtracking app (at Brooklyn Public House)

Jenny. #lomography #lomolife #BelairX612 #mediumformat #120film #adjustforparallax #analogue #film (at The Alibi: Brooklyn)

This Old Fashioned is REALLY FUCKIN’ GOODT. (at Applebee’s | ATLANTIC TERMINAL)

Oh. Y’know. Just chillin’ with Michael Cera at the bar in #Brooklyn.

#100tunes100days #Day3 #jfxxxvi ♫ “Cruel Summer” by Bananarama | via #soundtracking app (at The Alibi: Brooklyn)

#Dinner earlier: lamb chops, roasted veggies, liver pâte crostini. And bread. And wine. (at Dino)

#100tunes100days #Day2 #jfxxxvi ♫ “Love In an Elevator” by Aerosmith | via #soundtracking app (at Waverly Wu Laundry)

Starting over. #100tunes100days #jfxxxvi ♫ “Rock Da Spot” by Redman | via #soundtracking app (at The Alibi: Brooklyn)

Shout out to Josie for this wonderful pour. (at The Great Georgiana)

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Fresh Prints of Belair #lomography #photos

Belair X 6-12, at the Alibi in Brooklyn, NY

A few weeks ago, I was feeling mighty depressed, so I bought myself a new camera: Lomography’s Belair X 6-12. It’s a medium format film camera, which means it shoots on 120 film, and it is a beauty.

Because I am poor, I got the all-black City Slicker edition (above), which is the cheapest of the three editions at around $250. It shoots three formats: 6×6 square, 6×9, and 6×12 panoramic; the Belair also comes with two interchangeable lenses, 58mm and 90mm. Below are the camera’s specs, as stolen from  B&H.

Belair X 6-12
Camera Type Folding medium format film camera
Image Area 6 x 12: 4.1 x 2″ / 104 x 52 mm
6 x 9: 3.1 x 2′ / 78 x 52 mm
6 x 6: 2 x 2″ / 52 x 52 mm
Film Type 120 roll film
Lens Mount 3 Bayonet type
Auto Exposure Aperture priority mode
Exposure Range EV 4-15
Shutter Speed Range 1/125 sec. and bulb
Film Sensitivity Supports ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
External Flash Connection X-type sync hot shoe
Tripod Socket 1/4″ socket
Power Supply 2x LR44 1.5V batteries
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight 1.1 lb / 500 g (without batteries or film)
90mm kit lens
Focal Length 90 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 6 x 12: 32 mm
6 x 9: 40 mm
6 x 6: 52 mm
Aperture Range f/8-16
Angle of View 65° (6 x 12)
Focusing Manual zone focusing: 3.3′ / 1 m, 4.9′ / 1.5 m, 9.8′ / 3 m, and infinity
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer

 

58mm kit lens
Focal Length 58 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 6 x 12: 21 mm
6 x 9: 26 mm
6 x 6: 35 mm
Aperture Range f/8-16
Angle of View 90° (6 x 12)
Focusing Manual zone focusing: 3.3′ / 1 m, 4.9′ / 1.5 m, 9.8′ / 3 m, and infinity
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer

Now, while most early reviews of the Belair were unkind, I decided to wait until I developed my first roll before making any rash decisions or judgments. I’m glad I did. Here are a few photos from my first roll from the Belair X 6-12.

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I’ll be for real: I’m pretty happy with these results. I had the camera on the 6×9 setting, which gives a maximum of 8 photos per roll; these were the 5 usable/salvageable images.

I’m currently experimenting with the other masks (6×6, 6×12) and different film stocks, and I’ll be sure to post some of those images as well. But for right now, well, I gotta say, I’m loving my Belair.

I’ve even named her “Vivian.” :D