In my last post the Belair X6-12 camera made an appearance and I mentioned how it had so far been a bit of a let down. I wasn't prepared to give up on it just yet (after all it does look cool), so I invested in a new lens for it.
The lens is designed by Russian company Zenit and has a focal length of 114mm. This sounds quite narrow, but on a medium format camera with a 6x12 frame it has an equivalent focal length of 42mm.
I am impressed with the look of the lens, it seems pretty sturdy with a bit of weight to it and the focus is very smooth. I stuck a couple of rolls of film through it this week and the results are not too bad at all. It's never going to replace the Hasselblad, but I doubt any camera ever will.