3 Shooting Formats
The expansive 6 x 12 format allows you to capture a vast space that makes for jaw-dropping photos; whether landscape, portrait or anything else you feel like shooting. And wait there’s more; the Belair X 6-12 can also shoot in both square 6 x 6 and regular 6 x 9 formats. So whatever shape you’re in, the Belair X 6-12 is ready to match you!
6 x 6 Square (12 photos per film roll)
6 x 9 Standard (8 photos per film roll)
6 x 12 Panoramic (6 photos per film roll)
The Belair X 6-12 is a zone-focusing camera just like the LOMO LC-A+ and LC-Wide. There are 4 focusing zones on the Belair X 6-12: 1m, 1.5m, 3m and infinity. Pick the focus to match the distance to your subject and you’re ready to shoot!
Automatic Exposure Shutter
The Belair X 6-12 camera boasts an electronic automatic shutter. This means that just like with the LOMO LC-A+, the correct film sensitivity needs to be set so that photos turn out neither dark, nor overexposed. Whilst the LOMO LC-A+ shutter closes only once there is enough light, the Belair X 6-12’s auto-exposure range is EV4 – EV15 and this is calculated just before the shutter is released. EV4 is equivalent to the light situation in a very dim restaurant when using ISO 100 film. Under aperture f/8, the exposure time is 4 seconds.
The minimum recommended conditions when shooting in dim light with the Belair X 6-12 are ISO/ASA dial set to 100 with 100 ISO film. If you’re after brighter results in a dark setting, a high ISO film or switching to B (Bulb) Mode is recommended. B Mode will expose your shot for as long as you keep the shutter pressed and is great for low-light shooting.
The Belair X 6-12 also has a standard hot-shoe connection which means you can use any flash with standard hot-shoe. When you are using flash, the auto exposure will still work normally to capture any ambient light.