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

    Congrats Bryan!

    Looks pretty sweet, much nicer than the ply versions.

    Any word on an 8x10?

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

    On their Instagram account, they mentioned there would not be an 8x10 version due to the limitations in size they could 3D print items.
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    Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    ...but what about a 5x7?

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

    Looks to be a fine machine -- could replace my Gowland Pocketview if it needed replecement...weights about the same (2.5 lbs w/ 150mm lens).
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    Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Quote Originally Posted by John Layton View Post
    ...but what about a 5x7?
    I wonder how many folks have asked Intrepid to make a 5x7? Wouldn't hurt to email them if that's your jam. My guess is the market for 5x7 cameras is dwarfed by demand for 4x5 / 8x10. I could be wrong.
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    Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    I wonder how many folks have asked Intrepid to make a 5x7? Wouldn't hurt to email them if that's your jam. My guess is the market for 5x7 cameras is dwarfed by demand for 4x5 / 8x10. I could be wrong.
    I suspect the bottom line is that they can barely cope with the volume of orders as it is. Designing and adding a new format product is likely beyond their capacity right now. But if they made one, I'd buy it.

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

    An interesting note regarding that - apparently these new "Black" edition cameras are assembled or at least the parts are prepared, and so the lead time is actually less than their normal offering.

    Personally I think their issues with getting product out in a timely matter is directly related to their pricing. I think their pricing is about 20-30% too low. Higher price, more profit, less demand, would perhaps even out their production volumes while keeping gross income the same. But I'm just an armchair observer so I could be totally wrong.
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    Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    An interesting note regarding that - apparently these new "Black" edition cameras are assembled or at least the parts are prepared, and so the lead time is actually less than their normal offering.

    Personally I think their issues with getting product out in a timely matter is directly related to their pricing. I think their pricing is about 20-30% too low. Higher price, more profit, less demand, would perhaps even out their production volumes while keeping gross income the same. But I'm just an armchair observer so I could be totally wrong.
    For 20-30% more, the delivered quality should also increase. Itís so close to being a very good product, but itís not and, for many itís barely acceptable at the current price (YMMV). In other words, all other things equal, I donít think it would sell 30% less at 30% higher price, but quite less.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post

    Personally I think their issues with getting product out in a timely matter is directly related to their pricing. I think their pricing is about 20-30% too low. Higher price, more profit, less demand, would perhaps even out their production volumes while keeping gross income the same.
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    Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Congratulations on your bargain. After you have if for a while, I think a lot of people here would appreciate a review. It may be a great answer for the newbies asking which camera to buy.

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