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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Be the first to review this item 0. Make sure your using a grain magnifier to insure its in focus! The lamp works and I was able to project an image onto the base board.

Free Expedited Shipping dzdbvesvrubwrtta. Many have been in near continuous use by schools, government agencies and businesses, and countless others have been handed down from father to son, to granddaughter, like the well-loved bbeseler possession that it has become. Beseler has over years of experience and quality. I’ve scoured the Internet for hours but alas I’m at a loss of what to do. You then turn off the ii and stop down to about f8 or so to make the actual enlargement.

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This enlarger has been in storage for about 15 years, dusty and the paint is coming off in areas but otherwise works great. It’s a great enlarger, just heed Ann’s advice up there and check it over carefully.

To focus you need to open the lens to its brightest setting. It is quite dependable and I am very pleased Beseler still makes it! A 60mm or 75mm lens would also work for 35mm film, you will just have to raise the head a bit higher.

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Beseler 23C Enlarger

A bit of wetwork will get you right where you want to be. The best heads are the current 23C III series heads. We will be using them for spare parts when these new ones start to need maintenance, 10 to 20 years from now.

The reason for this being that the emitting light is quite dim and also out of focus. Write a customer review. I have found mine to be extremely durable and always working right when I need it. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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.

Beseler 23C II Enlarger Thoughts?

But this is not focusing the image, you do that with the focusing knob to move the lens. Mar 19, Messages: I was wondering what your thoughts on this enlarger are? Check that you are using the proper light bulb, and that the bulb and lamp housing are clean, and not coated with dust.


They are a great company and they have made many custom items for me over the years. Neseler wasn’t moving when the knobs are turned, the gears aren’t grabbing the shafts for one reason or another. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. Inquire a shipping quote.

Image Unavailable Image not available for 23f This is a great machine with virtually no faults. If you don’t mind its limitations will only go up 2c medium format, etc this is an enlarger that could serve you well for years. Since the 23C heads can be flipped to a horizontal position for wall projection, you can enlarge to any size only limited by the size of your darkroom!

International orders are processed the next shipping day. Congratulations on brseler new Beseler enlarger! These settings are not absolute, as the dyes in the filters will change slightly as they age. Special offers and product promotions Buy Used and Save: You can use the yellow filter to lower contrast and the magenta filter to increase contrast.

Maybe a greasing issue If not for 35mm you need a 50mm.

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