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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Beseler 23C II Enlarger Thoughts?

Beseler 23C II enlarger duo dichro stabilizer power supply included Beseller will look out of focus to the naked eye period! If not for 35mm you need a 50mm. If the lens is too far from the lens board, then you cannot focus at any distance. Maybe a greasing issue Check that you are using the proper light bulb, and that the bulb and lamp housing are clean, and not coated with dust.

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Beseler 23CII Enlarger

What tips do you suggest to get the most out of this equipment? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Share This Page Tweet. Your name or email address: The maximum size print you can make with a 23C on the baseboard depends upon three factors: Thank you so much!


Suitable for black and white photography.

You’ll see an adjustment knob for that above the negative stage. Theses are intended for use with gelatin filters and are not true color heads. Is this something I can replace and get myself, or does it need to go to the salvage lot of enlargers, so to speak.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. Maybe if you check the free sections you’ll have better luck? Learn more about Amazon Prime. In the latter for a beginner, my suggestion is the more economical S in the Rodenstock if considering that make. I am not a professional on this item. 233c problem I’m experiencing is when I move the paper further than a few inches from bedeler lens the image loses all focus and contrast. Your user name or email address: It’s been mounted in my darkroom for a year and I’ve tinkered with it here and there but have yet to produce or try to make a print.

It’s a great enlarger, just heed Ann’s advice up there and 23 it over carefully. AtlantaTerry 6 years ago. All of you have been absolutely wonderful thank you very much! Skip to main content. Look at the manual and it will explain the lense focus adjustment.

I have opened the aperture fully, the problem seems to lie in the condenser mechanism not focusing. See questions and answers.


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There were numerous different color heads available from Beseler over the years for the 23C enlargers: The fact that the design is heseler identical and that all previous peripherals negative carriers, lens boards, etc work perfectly with the new machines makes the transition and cost that much easier to deal with.

AJGMay 15, They are a great company and they have made many custom items for me over the years.

Accepts sturdy, spring-loaded, aluminum alloy negative carriers that can be revolved for precise image positioning, as well as accepting the Beseler Rapid-shift 35mm and Nega-trans film carriers Snap-in, quick change metal lens boards, with a swing-out below-the-lens accessory holder. You really beaeler it.

Then close down to the setting to expose the paper.

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See each listing for international shipping options and costs. Figured out the focuser on the Beseler was jammed so popped the lid off the back of the knobs. Click here for parts list. I wish I was in the Atlanta area. Contact the wizards of SK Grimes at http: It’s easy to use and requires virtually no maintenance.