Intrepid has today announced a new limited-run 4×5 ‘Black Edition’ camera. This all-black camera is a first for Intrepid, as not only is it thier first limited production run model, it’s also the first they have made with 3D printing being the primary manufacturing process.
A lot of intrepid’s products already contain 3D printed components, but this new camera makes use of 3D printing processes for the main features of the camera. The base and front standard supports are still made of anodised aluminium as on thier wooden camera, and the bellows still triple-layer light proofed nylon. It also has the same rear controlled focus with fully independent front standard movements found on thier 4×5 MK4 camera.
It’s also worth noting that Intrepid point out that the 3D printing filament used is a “renewable, plant-derived bioplastic, engineered for strength and durability, yet unlike other plastics won’t impact the earth”.
I for one found myself quite taken with the design, and had to have a strong word with myself about my GAS. I already have 3 large format cameras that I don’t use enough… just look at it though! That’s a very pretty camera I think! Limited edition too!!
Max bellows extension: 320mm
Min bellows extension: 75mm
Max Front Rise/Fall: + 42 – 30mm
Max Front Shift: +/- 30mm
Max Front Tilt +/- 45o
Max Front Swing +/- 45o
Rear Tilt + / – 30o
Folded Dimensions: 180 x 180 x 78 mm
Weight: 1 Kg/2.2 Ib
Tripod mount 1/4” and 3/8”
Linhof/Technika lens board compatible
Lenses from 75mm-300mm (75mm will require a recessed lens board)
Comes with a high-quality ground glass screen with a 1/2” grid
The price of the ‘Black Edition is £320 and can be ordered here – expect to wait 2-3 weeks for the camera to be made.