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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With 50mm nikon lense with cover.

Thanks all for your tips and information, I highly appreciate it! I have an extra light back for the enlarger and lens to go with the enlarger Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. This can still be bought new for Again, based on your description it appears that you are sizing, but not focusing.

CLEAN the focusing rails. In the mental ward of this forum Can others edit my Photos: Have fun, and enjoy the process of wet darkroom art! I am completely new to film but fell in love within the last few weeks. Browse Related Browse Related.

Can others edit my Photos: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. For future reference to anyone with a similar issue: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. To focus you need to open the lens to its brightest setting.


You want to be sure the bellows are tight, and the beselsr moves easily up and down on the rails. Make sure your using a grain magnifier to insure its in focus! The enlarger is physically setup appropriately, iii adjusted according to the manual, etc. Suitable for black and white photography. To focus, you move the besler stage, attached to bellows, up and down with the focus knob. You get what you see in the pictures. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Paper brands such as Ilford include tables for settings–which will get you into the general range for a specific paper contrast grade. It could be so coated with hard dry grease that it is stuck. The enlarger i purchased was the Beseler 23CII. The problem I’m experiencing is when I move the paper further than a few inches from the lens the image loses all focus and contrast. Mar 29, bfseler.

Beseler 23CII Enlarger

Buy with confidence as the condition of this item and its timely delivery are guaranteed under the “Amazon A-to-z Guarantee”. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Didn’t know such a thing existed, strangely it wasn’t mentioned in the places I’ve researched enlargers all the wrong places apparently! You buy what you see on the item’s picture! As mentioned above, it’s easiest to focus with your lens wide open.


I started with a cheaper enlarger when I was younger. Here is description from the seller: Most variable contrast paper instruction sheets will tell you how much yellow or magenta to use to emulate normal, low or high contrast.

Then let it air dry so the cleaning solvent is gone when you lube. Used but in good working condition.

They are condenser heads that Beseler marked as “color” for marketing reasons in the ‘s. I’ve scoured the Internet for hours but alas I’m at a loss of what to do.

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AtlantaTerry 6 years ago. View Cart Proceed to checkout. This is 2c3 great machine with virtually no faults. In a darkroom far, far away The Condenser lamphouse supplied with this model is interchangeable with the Dichro Colorhead No. The difference a good enlarger makes to your life in the darkroom is dramatic. Its in beautiful condition so if it doesn’t work, it went take much to get it to work like new.

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