New to our Must-have list is the recently released Belair X 6-12 from Lomography. It’s a modern vintage throwback camera that you can’t ignore.
It comes in 3 models available for pre-order now, the Globe-trotter, the Jetsetter and the all black City Slicker. Each camera boasts auto-exposure capabilities, two inter-changeable lenses (90mm & 58mm), & bellows for easy folding.
One of the coolest things about this vintagy 120 film shooter is that it can shoot three aspect ratios— a square 6×6, a standard 6×9, and the 6-12 panorama. Other notables include zone focusing, support ISO film from 50 to 1600, a standard hot-shoe mount, and the Bulb mode and double exposure shooting modes you’d expect from Lomography.
Here a few sample images from the cameras:
The cameras are currently in short supply so order soon (globe-trotter already sold out), they’re guaranteeing delivery by December 19th for most countries.
New to the Must-Have family is Diana’s litle sister, the Diana Baby 110 that released today for $59. Some features include its pocketable miniature size, its two interchangeable lenses (a 12mm Ultra wide & standard 24mm), and a PC-Socket for late night fun. It goes without saying that it takes 110 film, so why not try Lomo’s new Orca 110 B&W film.
The Brooklyn-based In The Seam makes a host of cool canvas pillows, but their camera ones are the coolest. From Leicas to Polaroids, most of the classics are covered and they’re each around $65 on the In The Seam Etsy shop, but today on Fab.com they’re selling from $38-45. Get em while the gettings good!
Italian artist Andre Petrachi (a.k.a. Himatic) makes cool sculptures from vintage camera gear and items most people would throw away like old electronics, light bulbs and toys. Andre sees his work is a symbol of our cultures out-of-control desire to buy things … yeah like sculptures made of cameras!
Photos by Giuseppe Fogarizzu
If you could never find a Lomo camera that fit your style, you no longer have an excuse. Lomography’s newly released La Sardina DIY Edition camera is ready for you to paint them, tag them, sticker them, customize them with photos or even take them apart. The world is your oyster … err Sardine.
Leica is known for their amazing lenses and excellent hand-craftsmanship. This video takes us behind the veil and shows us the making of the limited edition M9-P Hermés Edition camera that celebrates the friendship and collaboration between photographer Jean-Louis Dumas, the former president of Hermès and Leica Camera AG.
These drool-worthy rangefinders are one of a kind and refinished with wood veneer by the crew at ILott Vintage. They’re beautiful to look at, but they don’t come cheap. Expect to pay between $1800-$2200.