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  • How do I insert the batteries in the Belair X 6-12?

    The Belair X 6-12 requires 2 × 1.5V (2 x LR44) batteries to function properly. Inserting the batteries:

    • Open the battery chamber on the lens piece and insert the batteries - make sure they are correctly positioned according to the markings.
    • Close the battery compartment again. You can now start taking photos.
  • How can I take photos and multiple exposures with the Belair X 6-12?

    • Taking pictures: Taking pictures: Taking pictures with the Belair X 6-12 is incredibly easy. Just hold the camera on your subject and press the shutter release! It's a self righting trigger so you don't have to reset it every time after you squeeze it!
    • Fast forward the movie: After every photo you've taken, you need to fast forward the movie to the next frame. Look at the red window on the back of the camera and stick to the selected format as you fast forward.
    • Multiple Exposures: It's That Simple! Take the first picture, DO NOT turn the film any further and take a second or third time ... do not rewind the film until you are done!
  • How do I take long exposures with the Belair X 6-12?

    For long exposures, set your Belair X 6-12 to the B (Bulb) setting and hold the shutter button down for as long as you want to expose the film.

  • How do I set the film sensitivity (ISO) on the Belair X 6-12?

    Belair X 6-12 is an automatic exposure camera. This means that you have to set the correct film sensitivity in order for the camera to expose correctly. The ISO scale is located behind the lens piece, below the battery chamber.

    Automatic exposure setting: The camera will expose correctly depending on which ISO you have set. Select and turn the ISO dial to match the ISO value of the film you are using. B (Bulb) setting: The camera will expose as long as you press the shutter release: switch to the B setting and keep the shutter pressed for as long as you want to expose the film.

  • Can I also use the Belair X 6-12 with the cable release?

    The Belair X 6-12 is not suitable for the cable release. With the B-setting and a tripod, you can still take creative and breathtaking long exposures.

  • In which formats can I take photos with the Belair X 6-12?

    With the Belair X 6-12 you can choose between the formats 6 × 6, 6 × 9 or 6 × 12.

    • 6 × 6: For 6 × 6 photos (12 pictures per roll), remove the rear flap of the camera, take out the mask and insert the corresponding 6 × 6 mask.
    • 6 × 9 # 58; For 6 × 9 photos (8 pictures per roll), remove the rear flap of the camera, take out the mask and insert the corresponding 6 × 9 mask.
    • 6 × 12 # 58; For 6 × 12 photos (6 pictures per roll), remove the rear flap of the camera, take out the mask and insert the corresponding 6 × 12 mask.
  • How do I unfold the Belair X 6-12?

    The folding structure of the Belair X 6-12 was designed so that you can easily and conveniently put the camera in your pocket when you are on the go. You have to unfold the camera first before you take a picture.

    To unfold the Belair X 6-12, you have to press the button on the underside of the camera, take the lens piece in your hand and pull it out until it clicks into place.

    When folding the Belair X 6-12 you have to press the 2 folding locks on the top and bottom of the folding structure at the same time and push the lens piece in until it clicks into place.

  • Which flashes can I use with the Belair X 6-12?

    The Belair X 6-12 also has a standard hot-shoe flash connection, which means that you can attach any flash with a standard hot-shoe. If you use the flash, the auto exposure will continue to function normally and will take any outside light into account.

  • How do I put 120 film in my Belair X 6-12?

    • First open the rear camera flap: pull down the flap lock at the lower corners and remove the back.
    • Take the 120 film reel and place it in the chamber on the right. Make sure that it is locked into the transport slot.
    • Insert a new roll of 120 film into the left chamber and pull out the paper tongue of the film and insert it into the take-up slot of the spool. Turn the forward lever counterclockwise to make sure the film is loaded correctly.
    • Close the rear door.
    • Turn the advance wheel counterclockwise to advance the film until it is on the first frame of the selected format:
      1. 6 × 6 (12 pictures per roll of film): Use the smaller red frame and stop at the first picture. As you take photos and move forward, count every frame.
      2. 6 × 9 (8 pictures per roll of film): Use the larger red frame and stop at the first picture. As you take photos and move forward, count each frame.
      3. 6 × 12 (6 pictures per roll of film): Use the smaller red frame and stop at the second picture; only count EVEN numbers (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) in the display window when you take a picture and keep shooting.
  • Where is the light meter on the Belair X 6-12?

    The light meter of the Belair X 6-12 is located on the front lens board, next to the ISO setting wheel.

  • How can I adjust the focus on the Belair X 6-12?

    Just like the LOMO LC-A + and LOMO LC-Wide, the Belair X 6-12 is a camera with zone focus. There are 4 focus zones with the Belair X 6-12 90mm lens: 1m, 1.5m, 3m and infinite. Adjust the focus with the lens focus ring, depending on the distance.

    These tables can also serve as a help → →

  • How do I check the batteries?

    The battery indicator is located under the ISO setting screen of the Belair X 6-12. To check the battery level, simply press the trigger halfway down. You will then see the following:

    1. A green LED light will illuminate when the battery is fully charged and working
    2. A green LED will flash when the battery is weak and you should replace it.
    3. If no light comes on, the battery is dead or not inserted correctly.

  • How do I change the lens on the Belair X 6-12?

    1. Hold the lens barrel and turn the lens counterclockwise until you hear a "click". The lens is now dismantled and you can put another one on.
    2. Place the lens on the camera by matching the corresponding white marks. Rotate the lens clockwise until the lens clicks into place.
    3. Hold the viewfinder and turn it counterclockwise until it is released. Make sure to put on a viewfinder that matches the focal length of the lens.

    Caution: The aperture openings under the lens are high-precision parts. NEVER touch them with your fingers or other objects. DO NOT blow on with compressed air. If you take the lens off for a long time, use the camera cover to protect the bezel.