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01-08-2020, 01:33 AM   #1

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Has anyone seen this? Standard 4x5 DIY Camera Kit

I just saw this on Kickstarter even though it's been fully funded for a bit now. A build-it-yourself 4x5 large format camera kit The Standard 45 1.0 KIT Standard Cameras

It looks really cool! Build your own camera. A really neat idea and something that I've always wanted to do but I'm digital camera form whereas this is large format analog. It's a bit expensive at $320 for the kit but definitely something that I'm thinking about. (I have no connection to the people running this company, just something that I find to be really cool). I also found some build-it-yourself mechanical watch kits that are really neat that I also want to try.

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Looks like all you need in addition is a lens board and lens. This looks like a great project.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MikeyBugs95 Quote
Standard 4x5 DIY Camera Kit
I think I saw that kit at IKEA a while ago.
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You can probably get lenses at swaps, but film development and printing or scanning will not be cheap so the cost doesn't end with the kit.

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Not DIY here is the Intrepid version

Intrepid 4x5 MK4 - The Intrepid Camera Company
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Looking at the details of the camera back, I would pass.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Looking at the details of the camera back, I would pass.

Bought, tried and sold the Intrepid and had the same concern. Not even close to being light tight. Had them send a replacement back but never trusted it.

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