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    New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Intrepid announced a new, anodized alumin(i)um camera:

    https://intrepidcamera.co.uk/products/black-edition-4x5

    It saves a bit more weight and clocks in at 2.2 pounds.

    So I put one in my cart, to check what the price was minus VAT, and then checked the conversion rate on PayPal...and then PayPal froze up so I backed out, and somehow accidentally ordered one! Well, I guess the universe said "Now you will try" since I've been kinda curious to try the Intrepid for years, so I'll give my thoughts when I get it.

    PS: Final cost to me at today's conversion was $362.72.
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    Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Seems they swapped the plywood parts with 3D printed parts. On first look the metal parts are the same as the regular version?

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    Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Good for you, why not!

    I restrained myself, it does look good and vastly improved since V1 which I had, liked and sold.

    My 660 gram with lens 4X5 Seneca Chautauqua UNO will have to do. Mine looks mint compared that one.

    I wish somebody made a camera like it
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    Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Kiwi, I've only seen a v4 Intrepid in person once, a local friend had one, so I'm not sure what all's been changed. I just saw the weight and I was immediately interested.

    From the basic specs there's a good chance I will not be a fan - because I like wiiiide lenses and the Intrepid has never been the best tool for that usage it seems. We'll see if I can make something work, between recessed boards or whatever.

    Cute camera Randy! How did they make it so light? Lack of movements / bellows? I recently got my hands on an old Eastman 5x7 and it is also surprisingly light. Different woods?
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    Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    I won't go into the Seneca more on this thread.

    Right now ANY business that can SELL anything is more important.

    More elsewhere soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    Kiwi, I've only seen a v4 Intrepid in person once, a local friend had one, so I'm not sure what all's been changed. I just saw the weight and I was immediately interested.

    From the basic specs there's a good chance I will not be a fan - because I like wiiiide lenses and the Intrepid has never been the best tool for that usage it seems. We'll see if I can make something work, between recessed boards or whatever.

    Cute camera Randy! How did they make it so light? Lack of movements / bellows? I recently got my hands on an old Eastman 5x7 and it is also surprisingly light. Different woods?
    sin eater

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    Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Can't go wrong................hopefully at that price Bryan

    And how many Cameras do you currently own, please?

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    Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Lots
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    Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Yep, thought so

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    Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Is that a problem, Andrew?
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    Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Christ no, merely taking an interest

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