Lomography will be releasing a new 120 format camera in December. It's a folding camera, which brings to mind some of the old 120 folding cameras, but with a few modern touches that Lomography likes to bring to its retro flavor cameras. The Belair will have auto-exposure control and an interchangeable lens system. It will come with a 90mm standard lens and a 58mm wide-angle lens. The camera will be able to shoot in 3 formats: 6x6,6x9 and a panoramic 6x12.
They will offer the camera in 3 decorative styles, from basic black to a snake style leather covering.
What is interesting is that this looks to be a more serious offering from Lomography than some of their other cameras. Granted, it's price is higher, but if you look around for similar cameras, you will find it's in good company, and the inclusion of interchangeable lenses and auto-exposure gives the Belair features not offered by other cameras in it's class.
Link to the Belair Microsite at Lomography.com: http://bit.ly/kBelair
The camera shown above is the Jetsetter model with brown leather covering.
Below are some sample photos taken with the camera (images supplied by Lomography)
Prices start around $250 for the black City Slicker model, and increase for the fancier leather clad models.
It is currently 30% off you pre-order before Dec 10, 2012. They say there is a limited quantity available for preorder.
I decided to give myself an early Christmas present and pre-ordered a Cityslicker model. (or maybe not so early, estimated delivery date is around Dec 19)
I look forward to trying this camera out!