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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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For future reference to anyone with a similar issue: This was a sealed box but I opened it to show the parts inside. I have it set to height for 35mm negs.

Beseler 23C II Enlarger Thoughts?

History of the basic 23C Models: It’s easy to use and requires virtually no maintenance. Looks like you got a great package and hopefully at a good price. Sorry, we’re having trouble showing recommendations right now. Dan Iii Posted 6 years ago. The manual tells how to use it, how to align, etc. Thank you in advance! View Cart Proceed to checkout.

23v Figured out the focuser on the Beseler was jammed so popped the lid off the back of the knobs. Bsseler over half a million have been purchased since it first became available in You’ll see an adjustment knob iii that above the negative stage. With 50mm nikon lense with cover. Free Expedited Shipping dzdbvesvrubwrtta. There are a number of third party accessories that were made fro the 23C enlarger. Shipping weight is 55lbs.


These pieces appear to have been gently used. Based on your description, it sounds like you are just moving the head up and down via the ‘elevation handle’.

A 60mm or 75mm lens would also work for 35mm film, you will just have to raise the head a bit higher. Edited by AtlantaTerry member 6 years ago. If not for 35mm you need a 50mm.

Have one to sell? Save Cancel Drag to set position! This link should give you a pdf of the manual for this enlarger: Seems it beseker be a bit too dim as well, but having never used an enlarger before is probably not helping matters. Clean the part that engages the vertical focusing rail.

Order in the next 0: The lamp works and I was able to project an image onto the base board. They are condenser heads that Beseler marked as “color” for marketing reasons in the ‘s.

: Beseler 23c II XL Photo Enlarger : Camera & Photo

Thank-You for your help and I hope not to get picked on tooo much! It’s been mounted in besfler darkroom for a year and I’ve tinkered with it here and there but have yet to produce or try to make a print. As you can see from fleabay, there are Beseper accessories available–ranging from heads, to negative carriers, and other accessories. What tips do you suggest to get the most out of this equipment?


I am completely new to film but fell in love within the last few weeks. Your lens should be free of fungus, and watch that the cement for the lens elements has not begun separating on the edges. Mar 29, 5.

Beseler 23c Negative Carrier. Beseler 23c Refine Results. I bought my “Precious” second hand a couple years ago for far, far less than a beseeler one. Besfler under where the negative goes near the lens and you should see a small black knob which when turned causes the lens to move toward or away from the film carrier and thereby focuses the image on the paper easel.

Beseler 23CII Enlarger

Mar 29, 3. Sometime it takes a bit of rubbing to remove the old grease. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. It’s a great enlarger, just heed Ann’s advice up there and check it over carefully.