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The American made Beseler 23CIII-XL 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 Variable Contrast Lightsource is for continuously variable contrast of 0 to +5. This versatile Lightsource also permits the user to store and to retrieve the contrast characteristics of up to three different brands of V-C paper in individually selectable channels. The Lightsource is interchangeable with the Dichro 23 Colorhead (No.8132-02) and with Condenser lamphouse (8130).
Note: This item is ONLY wired for 230V, European voltage. Lamphouse ONLY. It does not include lens, lensboard and negative carrier.
Quality die-cast construction
Switches between the contrast characteristics of up to three different well known brands of variable contrast paper
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 Variable Contrast Lamphouse ONLY
Variable Contrast Lamphouse
6x9 Mixing Chamber
Table of Contents
Maximum Film Size
6 x 9 (2.25 x 3.25")
Variable Contrast Diffusion Lamphouse ONLY
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)
Maximum Print Size On Baseboard
No, only in Condenser Lamphouse
80 Watt, 82 Volt (ESJ)
60 lb (27kg)
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)
Beseler 23CIII-XL Variable Contrast Lamphouse ONLY Review