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Intrepid 4x5 Enlarger Converter Kit - SOLD OUT £180.00

We are currently working on the next generation of the Intrepid 4x5 Enlarger Kit. It will incorporate the same technology used in our new Compact 35mm/120 Enlarger.

2nd Gen pre-sale: July 20th

New features:

  • Designed for making prints from colour film as well as black & white
  • Additional ‘scan’ mode for digitising your negatives with a DSLR
  • Filters for colour balance and contrast built into the light source and controlled on the timer (no need for external filters)
  • USB port for future firmware updates
  • Built in safelight, useful for those with limited space

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The Intrepid Enlarger is the ultimate DIY photography tool, converting your 4x5 camera into a darkroom enlarger. It’s so compact and lightweight it could fit in a coat pocket, use it in your bathroom, darkroom or anywhere you can squeeze into and make dark.

The light source fits to the back of the Intrepid 4x5 (or most other 4x5 cameras) and attaches using the Graflok clips. This plugs into the timer so you can control exposure times which plugs into the mains. Then by mounting the camera to a tripod or copy stand you have yourself a fully functioning darkroom enlarger. It’s that simple!


As the Intrepid Enlarger works as an attachment for a 4x5 camera, you have a choice of what sort of lens to use. You can either use a standard large format lens, or a traditional enlarging lens (mounted to the supplied adapter lens board for lenses with 39mm thread mounts). If you shoot 4x5 you'll likely be able to use a lens you already have, if not enlarger lenses are cheap and easy to get hold of. When enlarging 4x5 film you'll want to use a 150mm lens, which also happens to be the standard focal length for a 4x5 camera. If you are going to enlarge 120 and/or 35mm film, you should use an 80mm lens - in this case we recommend you use a traditional enlarger lens. Enlarger lenses are cheap and easy to find secondhand, and we are happy to help if you are unsure.