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‘The Intrepid Enlarger is an easy to use Enlarger and Timer attachment that is designed to fit to the back of any 4×5 camera to convert it straight into a compact and capable photographic enlarger. You can use it to make prints in your bathroom, darkroom or pretty much anywhere you can squeeze into and make dark.
In addition to this the Lightsource can also be used by itself to create high quality scans from your negatives using just a digital camera, a tripod and your computer/smartphone.
Making analogue prints or scanning can be incredibly rewarding as it gives you total control over your photos. Traditionally enlarging at home has been resigned almost exclusively to those with dedicated darkroom setups while scanning involves investing in bulky and expensive flatbed scanners. We want to change this – the Intrepid Enlarger Kit offers an affordable, portable and easy way to print or scan your 4×5, 120 or 35mm negatives yourself.
The Lightbox attachment easily clips onto the back of any 4×5 camera just like a film holder, and it has swappable negative carriers for your 4×5, 120 and 35mm film. It has an even and bright light source and there is a separate Timer which connects to allow you to control exposure. With the camera attached to a tripod or copy stand, you just need to focus the image onto light sensitive paper, then set the timer for the correct exposure. The enlarger feels very familiar to anyone with darkroom experiance and is very easy to use for anyone new to printing.’
Intrepid have launched a Kickstarter to fund this project.
A review of the Intrepid 4 x 5 camera can been seen here.