Intrepid 4x5 Black (Pic: Intrepid)
The new Intrepid 4×5 Black (Pic: Intrepid)

Intrepid have announced their first ever limited-edition large format camera – the Black Edition Intrepid 4 x 5.

The boutique camera maker, based in Brighton in the UK, announced the new model on Friday (27 March).

Intrepid said: “The first ever limited edition Intrepid 4×5 camera features a sleek new ‘all black’ design.

“Made primarily of high quality 3D-printed parts and anodised aluminium, produced and assembled in-house. The focus is rear controlled for precision, and as on the 4×5 MK4, the front standard movements are fully independent.

“The ideal companion for any situation from the studio to a mountainside, and at just 1kg, you will barely notice the weight.”

Intrepid said the cameras have a building time of approximately two to three weeks after orders are made. They cost £320.

Intrepid also released technical specifications of the new camera.

Max bellows extension: 320mm
Min bellows extension: 75mm
Max front rise/fall: + 42 – 30mm
Max front shift: +/- 30mm
Max front tilt: +/- 45º
Max front swing: +/- 45º
Rear tilt: + / – 30º
Folded dimensions: 180x180x78 mm
Tripod mount: 1/4” and 3/8”

Intrepid 4x5 Black (Pic: intrepid)

Intrepid says the camera will mount lenses from 75mm to 300mm and all cameras will come with a ground glass screen.

Intrepid, which started with a Kickstarter campaign in 2016, currently offers two other cameras, the Intrepid 4×5 Mk4, and the Intrepid 8×10 Mk2.

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Amigo toro
Amigo toro
5 months ago

A great idea – could this be used as an enlarger as well?