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Beseler 45MXT Enlarger

BH #BE45MXT • MFR #8227
Beseler 45MXT Enlarger
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Beseler 45MXT Overview

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

Beseler 45MXT Specs

Maximum Film Size
4 x 5"
8 x 10" (via Optional Accessory)
Maximum Print Size on Baseboard
Approx. 17.5 x 22" / 44.5 x 55.9 cm
Reversible Column
Wall Projection
Yes (via Optional Accessory)
Modular Head System
Condenser Lightsource (No.8121/120v & 8123/230v)
5S Dual-Dichro Colorhead (No.8278/120v & 8279/230v)
8 x 10" Coldlight Conversion Kit (No.8350)
56 lb / 25.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
61.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
46 x 27 x 13"

Beseler 45MXT Reviews

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Can this be attached directly to the countertop ...

Can this be attached directly to the countertop instead of using the baseboard?
Asked by: Isaac
Yes, you can attach it to a countertop; no baseboard is included.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2020-10-14

How big is the baseboard that comes with 45MXT?

How big is the baseboard that comes with 45MXT?
Asked by: Emily
Unfortunately, the Beseler 45MXT Enlarger does not include a baseboard. It must be purchased separately.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-10-09
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