Large format photography fans can now pre-order the compact and affordable Intrepid Camera, which is available through the Kickstarter crowd-funding platform.
The digital photography revolution has been in place for a while now. It is so easy to shoot using digital cameras that anybody can do it without a fuss. You can do your job properly or simply shoot for fun. However, maybe you define “fun” as experimenting with different technologies. If you want to go back to analog, then Kickstarter has the right thing for you!
It is called Intrepid Camera and it comes from the company with the same name. The device is a large format camera that uses 4×5 film and comes with a standard tripod mount.
Intrepid Camera is the perfect way to get into large format photography
Large format cameras using 4×5 film have been around for a long time. They are perfect for landscape photography, so you may want to give the Intrepid Camera a closer look if you want to photograph nature’s best scenes.
In order to get the necessary funds to produce the Intrepid Camera, the developers have appealed to Kickstarter users. The device can be pre-ordered through the crowd-funding website and the good thing is that the goal amount has already been reached.
This large format shooter will definitely become a reality, so you may want to head over to its Kickstarter page in order to secure a unit at a discounted price. The cheapest price you can pay for this camera is £129 / $207 and you will have to hurry up because the availability is limited.
Intrepid Camera is compact, lightweight, and cheap
The aforementioned price tag will land you an Intrepid Camera that comes with a body made out of birch plywood and aluminum hinges. Additionally, it comes with a bellow in a color of your choice among red, blue, green, and black.
Focusing should not be so hard as there is a ground glass focusing screen at your disposal that is also the way to compose the shot. The shooter will support 405 and 545 film holders, while offering a standard tripod mount.
The lens is not supplied, which means that you will have to acquire your own. According to the developers, this camera supports 75-300mm Linhof-Technika lenses.
If you are worried about it being too heavy, please note that the Intrepid Camera is weighing 1.2 kilograms. Furthermore, it is quite compact, as it can be folded down and carried in a small bag.
Let us know what do you think about this project!