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Intrepid 5x7 £380.00

The Intrepid 5x7 has all the features you would expect from a traditional 5x7 camera but at a fraction of the cost and weighing only 1.4kg (3.2Ib)

Featuring tried and tested parts used in our 4x5 and 8x10 cameras, including fully independent front standard movements, a removable back to switch from portrait to landsape and high-end linear focus, giving you maximum control over your shots.

The front and rear standards are made from our signature furniture grade birch plywood (waxed to seal the surface), while the base and front supports are sleek, anodised aluminium. All the plastic components are 3D printed in-house using sustainable PLA and the bellows are triple layered, water-resistant Nylon. 

The slim aluminium base makes this camera incredibly sturdy no matter your lens choice, while the rear controlled focus is quick to use and allows for extremely fine tuning, especially helpful when shooting with those super wide apertures. 

Scroll down for the full technical specifications and click on the video to glimpse behind the scenes and see how we make the Intrepid 5x7 camera!

Designed to work with the Intrepid 5x7 lens board, which will allow for the use of most 4x5 and 8x10 lenses.

Current lead time: 4-6 weeks

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AN INSIGHT TO The specs

Max bellows extension: 380mm
Min bellows extension: 90mm

Max Front Rise/Fall:  70mm / 25mm
Max Front Shift: +/- 40mm
Max Front Tilt +/- 45º
Max Front Swing +/- 45º
Rear Tilt + / - 30º 

Folded dimensions: 220mm x 220mm x 90mm
Weight: 1.45 kg (3.2 Ib)

Intrepid 5x7 lens board: 108mm x 108mm
Lenses from 120mm - 360mm
(90mm with a recessed board)

High quality ground glass screen with a 1/2” grid
Tripod mounts 1/4” and 3/8”

The 5x7 format sits perfectly between 4x5 and 8x10, offering a larger negative and even more clarity than 4x5, without sacrificing portability. Another big advantage of 5x7 is the range of lenses you can choose from, allowing you to use many 4x5 and 8x10 lenses as well as those designed just for 5x7. We’ve also created 4x5 reducing back which will allow you to shoot with Graflok compatible backs as well as 4x5 sheet film.

The Intrepid 5x7 is a "bring your own" lens camera, but thankfully large format lenses are readily available secondhand. You can use lenses from 120mm - 360mm mounted to one of our Intrepid 5x7 lens boards. The advantage of 5x7 is that you have the option to use many 4x5 and 8x10 lenses as well, so you may well be able to use lenses you already have. We created a special lens board (108mm x 108mm) which will allow for the most versatile lens choices without sacrificing portability. So you can mount larger 8x10 lenses to compact 4x5 lenses with no issues.

We currently stock Bergger Pancro 400 ISO film in 5x7, which is renowned for its incredible clarity and wide exposure latitude. Fomapan and Ilford also offer 5x7 film stocks which we should be stocking soon. If you are looking to experiment paper negatives can be a great inexpensive way to get used to the format and produce some amazing results!