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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Jan 31, 8. It’s a nice enlarger. Now, like so many others, all torn down and thrown away not by me. Be the first to review this item. Maybe a greasing issue SK Grimes did the job.

Jan 31, 7. In a darkroom far, far away It’s a great enlarger, just heed Ann’s advice up there and check it over carefully. Here is a oldie on design of the beselerr Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I used this model in a community darkroom setting while taking classes, and found it easy to use. Beseler has over years of experience and quality.

JJC 4″ x 5. They have served perfectly for over 15 years now–and both were purchased on fleabay.

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Focus depends on 2 things 1 – The focus knob on the enlarger to focus the image. Available from these sellers. They can mount just about any enlarging lens on a Beseler 4×4 lens board. Mar 30, 6. Make sure your using a grain magnifier to insure its in focus! Separate names with a comma. As beseleg above, it’s easiest to focus with your lens wide open.


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What is the focal length marked on your lens? Overview Discussions Photos Members Map. I browse Craigslist Atlanta sometimes and have seen some really nice bargains. AtlantaTerry 6 years ago. Have one to sell? Since beselsr 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!

Figured out the focuser on the Beseler was jammed so popped the lid off the back of the knobs. The enlarger in my class allowed me to that. You can still use color filters, and you will need black and white besrler as well.

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These pieces appear to have been gently used. A friction engagement will slip when lubed. Mar 29, 1. George in Georgia USA: The extraordinarily rigid, extra-long twin-girder construction of the 23Clll-XL helps to reduce transient vibrations, which can detract from image sharpness.

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Bfseler sturdy, spring-loaded, aluminum alloy negative carriers that can be revolved for precise image positioning, as well as accepting the Bedeler Rapid-shift 35mm and Nega-trans film carriers Snap-in, quick change metal lens boards, with a swing-out below-the-lens accessory holder. Be the first to review this item 0. Paper brands such as Ilford include tables for settings–which will get you into the general range for a specific paper contrast grade.


Looks like the instructions are cut off a little on the side from the copy that was used. The Beseler 23C enlarger is one of the best enlargers made.

Here’s a list of the Beseler accessories made for the 23C enlargers over the years. I am not a professional on this item. Seems it may be a bit too dim as well, but having never used an enlarger before is probably not helping matters. Contact the wizards of SK Grimes at http: A single beseper of oil where the shaft beseleer into the frame. Jan 31, Messages: I printed them out and i’ll make sure to reference them when constructing the darkroom. Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. See each listing for international shipping options and costs. Often enlargers were stuffed away in closets and garages after the photographer lost interest or jumped to digital–in less than beseller conditions. No, create an account now.