High quality copy of the original Beseler instruction manual for 23C Series II condenser enlargers as manufactured during the ‘s. This deluxe reproduction. Hi, I’m about to acquire a Beseler 23C II enlarger. I was wondering if anyone had a PDF copy of the manual for it, as the enlarger itself doesn’t. hey, i just one an auction for a beseler 23c II colorhead enlarger, but i dont believe that it comes with a manual, now i use the condenser.

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I had only seen references to 50mm for small negative work in the materials I’m reading.

Related products Customer feedback Send to friend. I’ve done the leveling I know about negative stage and lens stage. You are welcome to place orders during the closure but be advised your order will not be processed until the new year.

I’ve rotated the condenser and the lens, but the blur hasn’t budged. The time now is The dark spot on light cone maybe fine without the neg carrier, it may however, also note some lack of alignment, dirt, etc.

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I have an extra Neg carrier, it looks like the previous owner wanted to enlargen it a bit maybe to see the sprocket holes, but it works fine. I’m wondering if this aberration is normal, or easily explained, or if there’s some flaw in the machine.

I’ll keep my eyes out for a negative carrier, doesn’t seem like they’re growing on trees right now. Please enable JavaScript in your web browser. Again, mine came from eBay.

Beseler 23C Series II Enlarger Instruction Manual

Find More Posts by mllanos I wonder if that’s just an artifact of the bulb mount. Find More Posts by Max Power. Find More Posts by Pablito. Get also a spare lightbulb, since after so many moves it may go without notice 3. I’m willing to bet that your aberration is a product of misalignment of the base, the lens-board and the negative stage.


I just wondered if it was a typical or exceptional artifact. Cut holes with Xacto knifes and use gaffer tape to keep both halves together 5.

Please also note we will not be available to answer questions or assist with problems during this period. Beseler Dichro dg Colorhead Instruction Manual 5. And the promise of more stupid questions in the near future.

First off, I would suggest an alignment. I also have an extra majual board and EL Nikkor 50mm 2. All times are GMT Poking around, I found a used full frame carrier at Bedeler, and a local shop had a Minolta C.

Setting up a Beseler 23C-Series II My resolution for the new year is to be developing and printing on my own, I hope some time before December ’08, but we’ll see. I used orange food grade lubricant for those, but the one used in printers and such may work as well. Sorry Paul Simon My gallery. New special offers are available! Originally Posted by bkrystad. I’ve done some initial alignment work on the lens board and negative stage with a large T square, and it worked out all right.

It’s been transported a few times between relatives’ houses and stored in the dust for too long, but it’s cleaning up pretty well. So my first step is to see if I can salvage my grandfather’s 23C enlarger.

I made a new post a few weeks back describing the whole darkroom setup, and attached this sample not a very good scan at all, sorry.

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Last edited by bkrystad: As I drifted off last night ij making this post, I thought, “Hmm. This deluxe reproduction features a comb binding so it will lie flat for easy reference, front and back covers on heavy cover stock, and a clear plastic cover page for added protection and durability. Find More Posts by jayjee. Don’t pitch that 75mm lens unless it just does a terrible job for some reason.

Once you achieve alignment, make sure everything is very tight. Max Power is offline. In the picture, I’m referring to the slight blur at the top of the circle. Byron, An excellent enlarger ki have there I have the same! Add to cart Add to wish list. It’s missing negative carriers, though.

The instructions will also tell you how to get at the condensers and clean out the dust which seems to fall inside. Beseler Dichro 23 dga Colorhead Instruction Manual.

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Kenmore Camera has a couple of lens boards for sale at the moment by the way, though no neg carriers. Further, once you get a negative carrier in there, you won’t notice such things. This enlarger, and the larger 4×5 Beseler tend to go out of alignment quite easily because of inherent design flaws compared to other enlargers.

Add a personal message. Hunt around for Multi-grade filters. Any suggestions on what lubrication to use on the plastic gears on the height rails? If your interested I’m sure we can work something out.