The American made Beseler 23CIII-XL Enlarger is one of the world’s most popular medium format enlargers. Well over half a million have been purchased since. Hey everyone! I was wondering what your thoughts on this enlarger are? I am looking to purchase it, it comes with EL-Nikkor 75mm lens f4 – f I have an offer from someone who is selling a Beseler 23C II that is in VGC. It includes a Beseler 50 mm EL (I plan on getting a nikkor, Rodagon, etc at a later .

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This link should give you a pdf of the manual for this enlarger: Edited by AtlantaTerry member 6 years ago.

With 32c care it will last “forever. It’s easy to use and requires virtually no maintenance. Often enlargers were stuffed away in closets and garages after the photographer lost interest or jumped to digital–in less than optimal conditions. This was a sealed box but I opened it to show the parts inside.

The Condenser lamphouse supplied with this model is interchangeable with the Dichro Colorhead No. This lensboard is designed for use ij wide-angle “short” enlarging lenses mm. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time.

Sometime it takes a bit of rubbing to remove the old grease. Kit includes detailed instructions and illustrations.


As you can see from fleabay, there are MANY accessories available–ranging from heads, to negative carriers, and other accessories. Florida Can others edit my Photos: Rated 5 out of 5 by mp from Always reliable We use these enlargers in our beginning and advanced black and white student photo labs. I printed them out and i’ll make sure to reference them when constructing the darkroom.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. The goal here is to print an 8x It is a ki nice enlarger, however, if you think you would ever want to get into 4×5 work, it won’t enlarge that size negative, However, it will do medium format and 35mm.

Beseler 23C II Enlarger Thoughts?

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JJC 4″ x 5. Some focusing rails connect the focusing shaft to the vertical rail by friction, rather than a rack and pinion gear arrangement. Contact the wizards of SK Grimes at http: There are a million of these out there, so if this beseker falls short, keep looking! Yesbut not color easily, unless it has a color head.

Thanks all for your tips and information, I highly appreciate it! Here is a oldie on design of the darkroom: AJGMay 15, On a side note, does anyone have experience playing with halftones using this enlarger? One can use these as a reference standard to make adjustments to the table–and thusly you can create a paper table that is unique to how your dichro head and light source are performing.


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Well over half a million have been purchased since it first became available in Discussion in ‘ The Darkroom ‘ started by vwbuskidMar 29, Be the first to review this item. Useful Searches Useful Searches. Since the 23C heads can be flipped to a horizontal position for wall projection, you can enlarge to any size only limited by the size of your darkroom! It’s a veseler enlarger, just heed Ann’s advice up there and check it over carefully.

You can still use color filters, and you will need black and white filters as well. See all Used offers.

F its 23C, 45, CB7, and series Beseler e Its in beautiful condition beselwr if it doesn’t work, it went take much to get it to work like new. Terms and conditions apply.

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