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The American made Beseler 23CIII-XL Dichro Enlarger is one of the world's most popular medium format enlargers. Well over half a million have been purchased since it first became available in 1955. 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 family possession that it has become.
The Dichro 23 Colorhead supplied with this enlarger has a built-in solid-state power supply. No external transformer nor external power supply is required. The Dichro 23 has permanent, fade-free filters with a continuously variable dial-in filtration range of 0-200 Y-M-C and a filter retractor lever for easy and accurate white light focusing.
The Dichro 23 Colorhead is interchangeable with the Variable Contrast Lightsource (No.8143-02) and with the Condenser Lightsource (No.8131). The extraordinarily rigid, extra-long twin-girder construction of the 23Clll-XL helps to reduce transient vibrations, which can detract from image sharpness.
Note: This item is ONLY wired for 230V, European voltage. It does not include lens, lensboard and negative carrier
Quality die-cast construction
Colorhead has 0-200 continuously variable Yellow-Magenta-Cyan filtration
Extra long girder for bigger enlargements on the oversized baseboard
Robust, quadra-braced twin-column construction for twice the support
Lens stage tilts for special effects and distortion correction
Projection assembly tilts up to 90°
Positive rack-and-pinion elevation system with lock with convenient left or right focusing controls.
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 120 Nega-trans film carriers
Snap-in, quick change metal lens boards, with a swing-out below-the-lens accessory holder
In the Box
Beseler 23CIII-XL Dichro (Color) Enlarger (230V)
23CIII-XL Twin-Girder Chassis
Dichro 23 Colorhead with 6x9 Mixing Chamber
Laminated White Baseboard
Lamp 80 Watt, 82 Volt (ESJ)
Below The Lens Accessory Holder
1 Year Warranty
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Maximum Film Size
6 x 9 (2.25 x 3.25")
Dichro Color Head
54" (1372mm) with Dichro Head
Modular Head System
Accepts other 23CIII heads (23CII heads are not compatible with the 23CIII system) Condenser Lamphouse, 120 Volt (No.8130) Condenser Lamphouse, 230 Volt (No.8131) Dichro Lamphouse, 120 Volt (No.8132) Dichro Lamphouse, 230 Volt (No.8133) Variable Contrast Lamphouse, 120V (No.8134)
H=1.25" (32mm) W=16" (406mm) D=25.25" (648mm)
Maximum Print Size On Baseboard
Larger than 16 x 20" (+ 17.5 x 22")
No, only in Condenser Lamphouse
80 Watt, 82 Volt (ESJ)
Yes, no accessories required
Yes (left/right shift)
60 lbs (27kg)
All 23C3-XL enlargers are factory aligned using the most up-to-date laser technologies
Dust Cover (No.8047), Alignment Tool (No.8139), Replacement Focusing Knob with screw (No.8039), Heat Absorbing Glass (No.8042), Red Safety Filter (No.8040)