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Intrepid 4x5 Camera £250.00

The Second Generation Intrepid 4x5 Camera is a rethink of the classic field camera, It's compact and can be taken anywhere with you to capture breathtaking images on a variety of films. By combining modern manufacturing with traditional carpentry, we have managed to create a beautiful, hand made and super lightweight camera at only 900 Grams. The Intrepid is the only affordable 4x5 made from high quality and very long lasting materials. Its full of features, including a rotating back that accepts all standard film holders, as well as Graflok compatible backs allowing you to play with 4x5 film, 120, Instant, Wetplate and many more!

Lenses can be mounted on a Linhof/Technika style board or preferably one of our own boards. The camera will be happy with 90-300mm focal lengths (65mm possible on recessed board).

The Ground glass is clear and bright with a 1/2 inch grid marked out on it, for more info about the camera check out the specs bellow.


Lead Time 8 - 10 Weeks, Ships Worldwide

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Max bellows extension: 320mm
Min bellows extension: 65mm (movements restricted)

Max Tilt/Swing: 45ยบ This allows lots of room to correct perspective or to get really creative with it

Max Shift: 30mm
Max Rise/Fall: 42mm

Folded Dimensions: 180x180x68 mm
Weight: 0.9 Kg/2 Pounds

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

The Intrepid 4x5 Camera can use standard 4x5 sheet film as well as medium format and instant film like New55 and Fuji-FP with the correct holders.

The Camera is lovingly crafted from solid sheets of high quality Birch Plywood that we cut, sand and weather proof in our workshop. The more structural components are made from Aluminium in a factory walking distance from us.

The bellows are made on site, using Nylon ripstop for the outer layer and a super thin and light proof black fabric for the inner layer.

We also hand grind our focusing screens and buy in the mechanical components like knobs and gears from some great suppliers in Germany and the USA.

The intrepid is a "bring your own" lens camera, lenses are easily available second hand and new. If you don't feel ready to commit to a lens just yet though why not start out with one of our great pinhole lenses for a fraction of the cost of glass!

4x5 is an amazing format, the film comes in sheets that are much larger than your standard 35mm; 13x 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 types of photography, there is nothing quite like getting out in the field relaxing and taking your time to create that perfect image. The intrepid 4x5 is the perfect introduction to this wonderful world, its light weight, compact and affordable.

THE PROCESS How we make it