• June 14, 2019

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 Enlarger

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I’m up here in Charlotte and the same crap is listed day in and day out. Share your thoughts with other customers.

If you know of an item that I don’t have listed, please email me! It is quite dependable and I am very pleased Beseler still makes it! Do you already have an account? There is a picture of components that may go with this enlarger but I do not know what they are. Paper brands such as Ilford include tables for settings–which will get you into the general range for a specific paper contrast grade. 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.


It’s a great enlarger, just heed Ann’s advice up there and check it over carefully. We will be using them for spare parts when these new ones start to need maintenance, 10 to 20 years from now. There are a number of third party accessories that were made fro the 23C enlarger. All of you have been absolutely wonderful thank you very much! Again, based on your description it appears that you are sizing, but not focusing. The extraordinarily rigid, extra-long twin-girder construction of the 23Clll-XL helps to reduce transient vibrations, which can detract from image sharpness.

Search tags for this page. If you grease that part of the rail, the focusing shaft could slip on the rail, and you have to clean the beseled again. You then turn off the light and stop down to about f8 or so to make the actual enlargement. Sep 2, Messages: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Sometimes people here will list beseelr old equipment just to get rid of it because it’s taking up space, and they think that because it’s somewhat antiquated that it’s worthless.

The reason for this being that the emitting light is quite dim and also out of focus. Jan 31, Messages: Pristine original 35mm negative carrier is included.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Thank-you everyone, especially with help Ann gave me, I have decided to purchase this unit. With any care it will last “forever. 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.


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Beseler 23CII Enlarger

besseler Mar 30, 6. Once i have the funds i’ll make sure to buy what i need. There was a pretty neat set up for sale on Ebay so i picked it up. Here is a oldie on design of the darkroom: I have an extra light back for the enlarger and lens to go with the enlarger Recently I found one second hand at a good price.

Ill make you a great deal on a very good used one I have two! If this does nothing to the image, check if the lens is moving at all. Suitable for black and white photography. As you can see from the pictu Paterson Universal tank and 2 reels- Here is description from the seller: The 23c II XL can handle negatives ranging in size up to 6 x 9 cm without the need for extra condensers.

Mar 19, Messages: They have served perfectly for over 15 years now–and both were purchased on fleabay. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

I’ve seen 4×5 Beselers and Omegas with dichroic color heads going for a couple hundred bucks. As for the focusing shaft. We did power on this unit, no further testing done.