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The American made Beseler 23CIII-XL Condenser 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 high performance Condenser Lightsource utilizes Beseler's patented "Cone-of Light" variable condenser system to adjust the position of the over-sized 5-1/2" optical glass condensers to maximize the illumination for every format 35mm through 6x9cm, yielding exceptionally short exposure times, a cooler film stage and less negative buckling than with conventional condenser heads.
The 23Clll-XL features interchangeable lightsources. The Condenser lamphouse supplied with this model is interchangeable with the Dichro Colorhead (No.8132-02) and with the Variable Contrast Lightsource (No.8134-02).
The extraordinarily rigid, extra-long twin-girder construction of the 23Clll-XL helps to reduce transient vibrations, which can detract from image sharpness. A lamp is not included with the enlarger.
Note: This item is ONLY wired for 230V, European voltage. Does not include lens, lensboard and negative carrier
Quality die-cast construction
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 Condenser Enlarger (230V)
23CIII-XL Twin-Girder Chassis
Laminated White Baseboard
Below The Lens Accessory Holder with Red Safety Filter
1 Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Maximum Film Size
6 x 9 (2-1/4 x 3-1/4")
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=25.5" (648mm)
Maximum Print Size On Baseboard
Larger than 16 x 20" (+ 17.5 x 22")
Included (accepts 5.5 x 5.5" variable contrast, or color printing filters)
Screw mount PH-140 (75w/120v) Older models require bayonet mount PH-111A bulb
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)