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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Save Cancel Drag to set position! I bought my “Precious” second hand a couple years ago for far, far less than a new one. A bit of wetwork will get you right where you want to be.

I have found mine to be extremely durable and always working right when I need it. It’s easy to use and requires virtually no maintenance. If I’m missing any please email me and Io will add it! Once i have the funds i’ll make sure to buy what i need. You can get a set of color filters that can be used in a similar manner as the filters for black and white. Thank you so much! Figured out the focuser on the Beseler was jammed so popped the lid off the back of the heseler.


George in Georgia USA 6 years ago. Does not include lens, lensboard and negative carrier. It will look out of focus to the naked eye period!

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I started with a cheaper enlarger beselet I was younger. Make sure your using a grain magnifier to insure its in focus! A 60mm or 75mm lens would also work for 35mm film, you will just have to raise the head a bit higher. Lens appears to be clear as well.

Beseler 23CII Enlarger

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. There are older lenses and brands such as Wollensak which are common and perfectly serviceable as well–but to avoid mechanical issues and other consideration think about sticking with beseleer three brands mentioned. They can mount just about any enlarging lens on a Beseler 4×4 lens board. See all Used offers.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. 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 I need to buy a lens for this enlarger. Here are the maximum print sizes for the 23C enlargers:. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Skip to main content.


I wish I was in the Atlanta area. The extraordinarily beseer, extra-long twin-girder construction of the 23Clll-XL helps to reduce transient vibrations, which can detract from image sharpness. You’ll see an adjustment knob for that above the negative stage. Thank you in advance! F its 23C, 45, CB7, and series Beseler e The manual tells how to use it, how to align, etc. You can use the yellow filter to lower contrast and the magenta filter to increase contrast.

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The 23c can enlarge several different negative sizes by changing the lens and adjusting the condensor placement. CLEAN the focusing rails. Customers also shopped for. I have opened the aperture fully, the problem seems to lie in the condenser mechanism not focusing. 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.