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Intrepid 8x10 Camera £480.00

The Intrepid 8x10 takes everything we have learnt from our 4x5 camera and refines it into the best camera we have ever made; a simple, beautiful and fully functional field camera, all for an amazing price. Weighing only 2.15kg (4.7lb) and just under 295mm square it is the lightest and most compact 8x10 camera ever made.

But just because it is small does not mean it lacks in features, the camera has all the movements you could need out in the field and an incredibly rigid and sturdy body, made from high quality Birch Plywood, Aluminium and Acetal. All machined and finished by hand in our Brighton, UK workshop. 

To find out more of the technical specifications scroll down, if you are ready to place an order, simply select your bellows colour and add it to the cart. 

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8x10 is an amazing format, the film comes in sheets that are much larger than your standard 35mm; 52x larger in fact. This produces an incredible amount of clarity and depth in your images that when done correctly, produces an effect much richer than a digital camera. Large format photography is also one of the most rewarding photographic experiences you can have, there is nothing quite like getting out in the field relaxing and taking your time to create that perfect image. The intrepid 8x10 is a fantastic camera and one you will love shooting with.

The intrepid is a "bring your own" lens camera and will take 180-600mm focal lengths. Lenses are easily available secondhand and new and if you have any questions whilst looking for a lens please get in touch and we are happy to offer advice.

The Intrepid 8x10 is the only affordable 8x10 camera to be constructed from high quality and reliable materials. We use a sustainably sourced furniture grade Birch Plywood for the majority of the cameras body. This is finished by hand with a wax oil sealant to ensure the camera will last. The supporting parts of the camera are made from high grade aluminium that is hard coat anodised black. The rack and pinion focusing mechanism uses smooth nylon gears and runs on Acetal rails for frictionless focussing. All our focussing screens are hand ground in the workshop to give you a sharp and bright ground glass. The bellows are incredibly durable and lightweight, they are even waterproof!

The Intrepid 8x10 Camera can use a variety of 8x10 films from black and white to colour. If traditional films are not your thing you can use the camera for all kids of alternative processes like Wet Plate, Paper Negatives and the Impossible Project instant 8x10 film.

Max bellows extension: 560mm
Min bellows extension: 60mm

Max Front Rise/Fall: + 70mm / - 60mm

Max Front Shift: +/- 60mm
Max Front Tilt +/- 50º
Max Front Swing +/- 50º
Rear Tilt - 35º / + 90º

Folded Dimensions: 295x295x75 mm
Weight: 2.15Kg / 4.7lb

Sinar lens board compatible
Tripod Mount 1/4” and 3/8”

The camera comes with a high quality ground glass screen with a 1/2” Grid

All the cameras are lovingly made by hand in our little workshop in Brighton on the south coast.

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