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    Re: Folding problem with Intrepid 4x5 MK4 camera

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    I don't remember exactly.
    But I felt something strange when I folded the camera.
    It would have been very simple for the factory to have slightly routed out that area if they knew that the knobs would gouge their. I think you have to look at how the camera folds.

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    Re: Folding problem with Intrepid 4x5 MK4 camera

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    Another picture.
    Chamonix 45N-2, Chamonix 45H-1

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    Another picture.

    Now I will contact the Intrepid camera.
    Thank you for your interest.
    Chamonix 45N-2, Chamonix 45H-1

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    Re: Folding problem with Intrepid 4x5 MK4 camera

    This is a quirk of the design unfortunately but it won’t get worse than a slight impression on the wood.
    We are looking at a way of preventing it and will let you know when we do.

    I received this e-mail from Intrepid.
    I waited 15 weeks to receive this camera and I haven't used this camera yet.
    And I think the damage will get worse.

    I wonder what you think.
    Chamonix 45N-2, Chamonix 45H-1

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    Re: Folding problem with Intrepid 4x5 MK4 camera

    Changing the wood screws should help, look for flat heads. Surprised Intrepid didn't see this problem when they were testing the camera. If you don't care about the looks, I'd not worry about it. If you do, change the screws, but make sure the top of the screws are flush with the clip.

    and quirk of design is not a great answer imo...its poor parts selection on their part.
    notch codes ? I only use one film...

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    Re: Folding problem with Intrepid 4x5 MK4 camera

    Quote Originally Posted by younghoon Kil View Post
    I received this e-mail from Intrepid.
    I waited 15 weeks to receive this camera and I haven't used this camera yet.
    And I think the damage will get worse.

    I wonder what you think.
    Thanks for birddogging this. As I said, I'm traveling and don't have my Intrepid handy. It's a real disappointment. I'd hoped it was my folding particulars that were the problem. Iwonder if this is a Mark 4 issue sir ti new design?

    I'll look at swapping out screws when I return home. But, grrrr, eh? Otherwise, I do dig the Intrepid.

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    Re: Folding problem with Intrepid 4x5 MK4 camera

    We will be sending a replacement lens board clip which is longer so will prevent the screws coming into contact with the focus bed. The base is the same design.

    Today, Intrepid sent me a new base and lens board clip.
    Thank you for your attention to this matter.
    Chamonix 45N-2, Chamonix 45H-1

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    Re: Folding problem with Intrepid 4x5 MK4 camera

    That's great! Thanks for the update.

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    Re: Folding problem with Intrepid 4x5 MK4 camera

    After examining my Intrepid MK4 further, I discovered I only had damage on one side, and that was very slight, likely because I didn't fold it very often at all. Maybe just once.

    I contacted Intrepid and told them I'd sand off that little rough edge, and asked if they would send me the newer lensboard clips. They responded in 10 minutes that they were dropping them in the mail. Awesome!

    They also indicated that the problem was with that one batch only; all current models have the new clip.

    Thanks for raising this issue on the Forum!

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