By Jonathan Gallegos
on 10.29.12
Photo by Lomography

Few cameras make the transition from digital to film quite as fulfilling as the Belair X 6-12 ($245). This Lomographic high flyer is the world’s first 6 x 12 auto exposure, medium-format camera. Yep, you read that right: medium-format. Lomography and its cult following have been extremely popular in the alternative photography crowd for decades, surviving — and even thriving — despite the rise of the camera phone and Instagram.

Specifically, this camera from Belair ups the ante in lens quality for Lomographers (a big deal, considering past toy-like builds). With its jet-set looks and portability, the Belair offers never-before-seen sharpness, depth of field and ultra-wide photos. If you’re not looking for ultra-wide, this 6-12 has an interchangeable lens system allowing for regular 6 x 9 and 6 x 6 square photos while still delivering high quality and retaining that good old fashioned Lomographic charm. Now get out there and record the irony of your life.

Buy Now: $245