Beseler 45MXT Enlarger

Beseler 45MXT Enlarger

Beseler 45MXT Enlarger

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Beseler 45MXT Enlarger

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The Beseler 45MXT is the latest in a series of 45M enlargers that Beseler has been manufacturing and continuously improving for more than half a century. The triangular truss reinforced, twin-girder frame provides a rock-steady foundation for this classic enlarging system, enabling it to produce tack-sharp prints from 35mm film larger than 16 x 20" on the optional baseboard (+ 17-1/2 x 22"), up to 25-1/2 x 38-1/2" on an Adjus-Table and even larger images via wall projection. A neoprene light seal in the upper negative stage virtually eliminate stray light leakage in the darkroom.

From the onset, the 45MXT has always been a modular system, so virtually every component and accessory that fits the current enlarger will also fit every 45M enlarger manufactured since 1953. Thus the long term retained value of every Beseler 45M enlarger is enhanced by its non-obsolescence design.

Included with this item is the enlarger chassis, focusing stage, and lens stage. A baseboard, lightsource, lens, lensboard, and negative carriers are not included.

Rugged twin girder frame with triangular truss reinforcement.
The 45MXT chassis can be configured in a variety of different modes. It accommodates the Condenser Lightsource (No.8121/120v & 8123/230v), the 45S Dual-Dichro Colorhead (No.8278/120v & 8279/230v) and the 8 x 10" Coldlight Conversion Kit (No.8350
Motorized "Up/Down" switch with Micro Adjustment control on chassis.
Perspective adjustment: Projection assembly swivels front-rear
Lens stage tilts left-right
Accepts 3 lens all metal turret or individual snap-in metal lensboards
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Beseler 45MXT Enlarger
  • Motorized Chassis
  • Focusing Stage
  • Lens Stage
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    Beseler 45MXT specs

    Maximum Film Size Up to 4 x 5"
    Up to 8 x 10" with optional 810 Coldlight kit (No.8350)
    Light Source Not included, options available:
    1) Condenser Lightsource (No.8121/120 V)(No.8123/230 V)
    2) Dichro 45S Colorhead (No.8278/120 V)(No.8279/230 V)
    3) 8x10" Coldlight Conversion Kit (No.8350)
    Maximum Height Varies depending on lightsource:
    With Condenser Lightsource: (No.8121 or 8123) 571/2" (146 cm)
    With Dichro 45S Colorhead: (No.8278 or 8279) 54-1/4" (138 cm)
    With 8x10" Coldlight Head (No.8350) 58" (147 mm)
    Baseboard Size Optional laminated 20-3/8 x 25-1/2"
    Maximum Print Size On Baseboard >16 x 20" (+ 17-1/2 x 22")
    Reversible Column No
    Wall Projection Yes, with accessory Wall Projection Bracket (No.8128)
    Tilts Yes
    Lens Mounting System Via optional lens board or turret
    Weight 56 lb / 25.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 61.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 46.0 x 27.0 x 13.0"

    Beseler 45MXT reviews

    45MXT Enlarger is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 45MXT Enlarger Big, solid and dependable. Bought it new in 1988, had cold light head, color head for it. Used from 1988-2001. Put it in storage until recently and still works like the day I bought it. Because of the size I gave it away to someone who is just getting into 4x5 film. Very few people are looking for the chassis now, very expensive to ship. Full frame digital has pulled me away from film otherwise I would have found a way to use the enlarger.
    Date published: 2013-01-14
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