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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Kit includes detailed instructions and illustrations. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. You can still use color filters, and you will need black and white filters as well.

If not for 35mm you need a 50mm. I also wanted to know if ij can manipulate the contrast on this enlarger. Again, ki on your description it appears that you are sizing, but not focusing. Separate names with a comma.

This is a workhorse of an enlarger. For now it can be moved manually by pushing up or pulling down while spinning the knobs though not easily or precisely, but better than none.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Mark from The standard for enlargers The overarching besele of the Beseler 23C series has always been that it is built like Mount Rushmore. Well over half a million have been purchased since it first became available in Looks like the instructions are cut off bfseler little on the side from the copy that was used.


Looks like you got a great package and hopefully at a good price.

I have found mine to be extremely durable and always working right when I need it. Sometime it takes a bit of rubbing to remove the old grease. It is a very 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.

Look at the manual and it will explain the lense focus adjustment. Ill make you a great deal on a very good used one I have two! May 14, Messages: The enlarger is physically setup appropriately, things adjusted according to the manual, etc. A single drop of oil where the shaft goes into the frame.

The old ones have stood up to constant student use and abuse and still function well. To focus, you move the lens stage, attached to bellows, up and down with the focus knob. Older “first” series 23C Beseler photo enlarger with Wetzlar 1: The enlarger in my class allowed me to that. Get to Know Us. Your name or email address: Now, like so many others, all torn down and thrown away not by me.


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What tips do you suggest to get the most out of this equipment? Mar 29, 2. View Cart Proceed to checkout. Seems it may be a bit too dim as well, but having never used an enlarger before is probably not helping beseoer. International orders are processed the next shipping day.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Be the first to review this item. Accepts sturdy, spring-loaded, aluminum alloy negative carriers that can be revolved for precise image positioning, beselrr 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.

There are a million of these out there, so if this one falls short, keep looking!