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Beseler 45V-XL Enlarger - Chassis Only

BH #BE45VXL • MFR #8545-02
Beseler 45V-XL Enlarger - Chassis Only
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Beseler 45V-XL Overview

The Beseler 45V-XL is the finest enlarger that Beseler has ever made. It is a solid, reliable, and functionally superb productivity tool. All operating controls are right where they should be, resulting in less wasted time and effort.

Its simple, well thought out design, meticulous fabrication from the best materials, precision assembly, and attention paid to small details such as final step laser alignment by a skilled technician, assures that it will always be a pleasure to work with a Beseler 45V-XL enlarger.

The massive true vertical column, along with a perfectly aligned projection assembly, film stage and lens stage, results in an image in which the center and all four corners are in simultaneous sharp focus and in which the center of the projected image does not move, irrespective of the image magnification. The center remains stationary, even while increasing/decreasing the size of the projected image, so it is never necessary to move the easel in order to recenter the image from wallet size through larger than 24 x36" on the baseboard.

In terms of illumination, the 45V-XL accommodates the 45M Condenser Lightsource (8121), the Dichro 45S Colorhead (8278), and the 810 Coldlight Conversion Kit (8350). It can even be purchased with pre-installed or retrofitted with baseboard controlled, motorized Power Elevation and Power Focus modules.

The high performance 45M Condenser Lightsource for the 45V utilizes Beseler's patented "Cone-of Light" variable condenser system to adjust the position of the over-sized 6-1/2" optical glass condensers to maximize the illumination for every format 35mm through 4 x 5", yielding exceptionally short exposure times, a cooler film stage and less negative buckling than with conventional condenser heads.

Does not include light source, lens, lensboard & negative carrier
The "V" in the product name is an acronym for Vertical, but it could also be indicative of its Versatility. It accepts three Beseler light sources, more than a dozen glass and glassless negative carriers, a host of lensboards, lens mounts, a three lens turret and a plethora of assorted accessories, plus accommodating a variety of third party condenser heads, colorheads, coldlights, V-C lightsources, film carriers, lens plates, etc. The 45V is Versatile.
Extra-long, twin E-channel, centerbraced vertical column
Manual "UP/Down" control or via flexible shafts supplied with enlarger. Motorized chassis available(No.8545-02), will come with factory installed Power elevation module(No.8567)
Power Focus Module(No.8569)
45V System Controller(No.8568)

Chasiss still requires the use of either Baseboard(No.8561) or Wall/Table Mount(No.8562).
Can be either single or turret mounted. Turret system may require use of turret lens adapter
See below under "Specifications"
UPC: 094653985456

Beseler 45V-XL Specs

Baseboard Size30 x 23.75 x 1.5" / 76.2 x 60.3 x 3.8 cm
Maximum Print Size on BaseboardApprox. 24 x 36" / 61 x 91.4 cm
Reversible ColumnNo
Wall ProjectionNone
Voltage120 VAC (via Optional Light Source)
230 VAC (via Optional Light Source)
Filter DrawerYes, for 6 x 6" / 152.4 x 152.4 mm Filters
Modular Head System45M Condenser Lightsource, 120V (No.8121)
45M Condenser Lightsource, 230V (No.8123)
Dichro 45S Colorhead, 120V (No.8278)
Dichro 45S Colorhead, 230V (No.8279)
8 x 10" Coldlight Conversion Kit, 120V (No.8350)
Weight118 lb / 53.64 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight105.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)60 x 32 x 16"

Beseler 45V-XL Reviews

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Can you print from 6x17 negative? Can you print images larger than whats noted in specs?
Asked by: Anonymous
The maximum film size for this enlarger is 4 x 5 with Condenser Lightsource (No.8121) or with 45S Colorhead (No.8278), or 8 x 10 with Coldlight Conversion Kit (No.8350). It will not be compatible with other film formats.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Are the Focusing Stageand Lens Stage included? the picture shows them but is not written in in the box list.
Asked by: Eduardo
Yes, the negative and lens stages are included while the head and baseboard are separate.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-08-08
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