From: G.T. on

"Thor Lancelot Simon" <tls(a)panix.com> wrote in message
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> In article <13o7rl4n8jafc19(a)corp.supernews.com>,
> G.T. <getnews1(a)dslextreme.com> wrote:
>>I've been poking around on Ebay and Craigslist and there are some
>>reasonble
>>enlargers available at the moment, several Beseler 23c series.
>>
>>What's the most basic enlarger that I can do 35mm, 6x4.5, and 6x6
>>negatives,
>>and up to 11x14 prints?
>
> The canonical answer is the Beseler 23. The Beseler 67 is smaller,
> cheaper,
> and will also work well.
>
> If you're in or near New York you can have mine.
>

Bummer. I'm all the way across the country, LA.

Greg


From: David Nebenzahl on
On 1/8/2008 1:44 PM G.T. spake thus:

> I've been poking around on Ebay and Craigslist and there are some reasonble
> enlargers available at the moment, several Beseler 23c series.
>
> What's the most basic enlarger that I can do 35mm, 6x4.5, and 6x6 negatives,
> and up to 11x14 prints?

Just another note endorsing the Beseler 23.

Be sure to get ahold of a grain focuser, too. Much better than trying to
focus with the nude eye. (Also available cheap on eBay, natch.)
From: Lawrence Akutagawa on
wups...miscue. That third point should have read

"3. If space is limited as it seems to be in your situation, look for
enlargers designed for apartment use. The Durst folks have a (now
discontinued) line just that. You easily put it up for a darkroom session
and quickly/readily break it down to store away in a chest drawer, on a
closet shelf afterwards."

"now" rather than "non". Big difference.

"Lawrence Akutagawa" <lakuNOSPAM(a)sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Nermal" <nermal1(a)earthlink.net> wrote in message
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>> Any of the Besler 23 series enlargers!
>>
>> G.T. wrote:
>>> I've been poking around on Ebay and Craigslist and there are some
>>> reasonble enlargers available at the moment, several Beseler 23c series.
>>>
>>> What's the most basic enlarger that I can do 35mm, 6x4.5, and 6x6
>>> negatives, and up to 11x14 prints?
>
> A couple of points on enlargers -
>
> 1. Given you want to use negatives up to 6x6, just make sure that the
> enlarger in question handles 6x6 negatives. Then make certain that you
> get the negative carriers and the lens boards/cones for each film format
> you plan to use.
>
> 2. Most - if not all - enlargers will handle up to 11x14 prints, even
> 16x20 prints. There are ways to handle the larger prints if the enlarger
> column is not long/tall enough to accommodate such larger prints - some
> enlargers allow you to reverse mount the enlarger head so you can project
> onto the floor rather than the baseborad. Other enlargers allow you to
> swivel the enlarger head so you can project the negative image onto the
> nearby wall. And some enlargers have the enlarger column slanted forward
> so you can remove the baeboard and mount the enlarger column onto a three
> sided box affair with shelves to accommodate different groups of print
> sides....you project onto the highest shelf for the smallest set of
> prints, onto the lowest shelf (with the intervening shelves removed) for
> the largest set of prints.
>
> 3. If space is limited as it seems to be in your situation, look for
> enlargers designed for apartment use. The Durst folks have a (non
> discontinued) line just that. You easily put it up for a darkroom session
> and quickly/readily break it down to store away in a chest drawer, on a
> closet shelf afterwards.
>
> 4. Just right now is a good time to acquire a good, solid enlarger. The
> rush to digital that still continues has put many an excellent enlarger
> (with timer, safelight, trays, etc.) on the market at very good prices.
> You say you are in the Los Angeles area....check the major photo stores
> there as well as craigslist.
>


From: <jjs> on

"G.T." <getnews1(a)dslextreme.com> wrote in message
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> I've been poking around on Ebay and Craigslist and there are some
> reasonble enlargers available at the moment, several Beseler 23c series.
>
> What's the most basic enlarger that I can do 35mm, 6x4.5, and 6x6
> negatives, and up to 11x14 prints?

I used a Besler 23c (XL - the tall one) and produced marvelous prints. Get
it, make sure it's put together right, aligned and BE HAPPY! Get a good
lens.



From: Andrew Price on
On Tue, 8 Jan 2008 23:13:28 +0000 (UTC), tls(a)panix.com (Thor Lancelot
Simon) wrote:

>The canonical answer is the Beseler 23. The Beseler 67 is smaller, cheaper,
>and will also work well.
>
>If you're in or near New York you can have mine.

Replaced it with something else, or just giving up printing?