Beseler 45MXT Enlarger w/ Dichro 45S Color Condenser Light Source
The listing includes a Beseler 45MXT Enlarger. If you are interested in specific components or parts from this listing, please feel free to contact us. We may be able to accommodate with a reduced cost of shipping.
We tested the enlarger by plugging it in and powering it on. The light source turns on and we had no problems adjusting the bellows. The filter holder rotates properly. The manual elevation control works great and smoothly raises and lowers the enlarger unit.
This is the full extent of the testing performed. We believe the enlarger is in working condition. However, we can only guarantee that the condition is as described.
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 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.
Rugged twin girder frame with triangular truss reinforcement.
The 45MXT chassis can be configured in a variety of different modes. It accommodates the Condenser Light Source (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
The high performance 45M Condenser Lightsource 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 film format 35mm through 4 x 5", yielding exceptionally short exposure times, a cooler film stage and less negative buckling than with conventional condenser heads
The enlarger is in fairly good cosmetic condition. It has scuff marks, scratches, and general wear from use. Please see the photos for more detail.
Motorized "Up/Down" switch with Micro Adjustment control on chassis.
Perspective adjustment: Projection assembly swivels front-rear
Lens stage tilts left-right
Dual rail Manual focus
Base board 25.5' x 30"
Motorized lamphouse elevation
Tilting negative and lens stages
2 additional light diffusers. 1 is cracked but still very functional
Zone IV Compensating Metronome
Beseler PM1A Color Analyzer
Graduated acetate filters holders for contrast papers
Lenses: 4/80 Schneider 5.6/105 Schneider
Time-O-Lite lab timer
Please take a look at the pictures and ask any questions you have.
If you want to come pick them up in person these are located at our Wilmington, NC climate controlled storage! Zip Code 33407
The enlargers are in working order and everything has been tested and will be retested before it gets packed up and shipped out. We ship out items via FedEx or UPS Ground for our big or expensive items. We also use USPS for most small items.
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