Intrepid first flashed their 4X5 collapsible large-format camera back in 2014, and now, the team have set their sights on something a little bigger. the crew at the intrepid camera co. have launched a new 8×10 camera, which sets out to be the most affordable and lightest production large format camera in the world. the intrepid cameras aim to bring back the art of large-format film photography by making it accessible to everyone. thanks to the long exposure and large range of focus and perspective, the long range intrepid cameras allow you to capture every single tone and detail.
Designed as a ‘rethink’ of the classic field camera, as its name might suggest, the intrepid camera is made for those with a spirit of adventure. compact and easily portable, the device can be taken anywhere with you to capture precise images on a whole variety of films. by combining modern manufacturing with traditional carpentry, the team at the intrepid camera co. have produced a beautiful, handmade machine without breaking the bank. all build in Brighton, UK, the camera’s facade is made from hand-picked birch plywood weather sealed with a plant based wax oil mix, with anodized aluminum for the structural components to prevent any rusting. in keeping with their penchant for high-quality materials, the intrepid camera co. has crafted the highly flexible bellows from a waterproof rips top nylon, with a light and infrared proof internal layer.
Super lightweight, the smaller 4×5 machine weighs only 900 grams, whilst it’s larger 8X10 sibling still weighs just 220 grams. lenses can be mounted on a lingo/technical style board or one of the boards supplied by intrepid themselves for optimal results. the camera will be happy with around 75-320mm focal lengths, varying slightly between both models. with rotating backs to allow both landscape and portrait photography, the cameras also include a bright and sharp hand ground glass focusing screen with 1/2-inch grid. the flexi-camera also has a max tilt of 45º, allowing lots of room to correct perspective or to get really creative with it.