Intrepid Camera Co. Launch a Lightweight and Affordable 5×7 Large Format Camera

One of the benefits of film, is the option to shoot with much larger formats. Currently, the largest and highest resolution commercially available sensor, is the 150mp system from Phase One. This camera offers some of the highest resolutions with the largest sensor currently on the market; however, film cameras still greater potential in this area. Intrepid Camera is a company based in the U.K., that specialize in manufacturing large format cameras. This company started off by producing a 4×5 camera, which was received extremely well, due to its colorful design and for being lightweight. It then produced an 8×10 camera based off the same design and it’s a camera that I thoroughly enjoy shooting with. The only issue with the 8×10 camera is that it weighs significantly more than the 4×5 camera. This is obviously expected due to the difference in size. Fortunately, Intrepid have now released a 5×7 camera which only weighs slightly more than the 4×5. At only 1.4 kg, this is incredibly lightweight and only weighs 200 g more than the 4×5. This is pretty remarkable considering how much larger the film size is in comparison. For many film shooters, 5×7 is a good balance between the formats, so this latest release is something that I think should be quite popular. Personally, I prefer the 8×10 because you can always adapt the other formats to it. Although, the smaller, lightweight design of the 5×7 is looking appealing too. 

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