Beseler 45v-XL
Old 03-25-2019   #1
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Beseler 45v-XL

Very Excited I got a smoking ($300) deal on this enlarger with the Universal 45 color head, 35mm, 6x7, and 4x5 diffusers. It came with the lenses in the following pics. I haven't done much developing of anything larger than a 35mm so far, but plan to do some 6x6 from my Hasselblad soon. What lenses would you more knowledgable folks use for each format/print size?

Schneider 40mm APO Componon 2.8
Schneider 90mm APO Componon f4
105mm APO Rodagon N

Also, being that I have the color controller with this, is there a standardized amount of Y or M that would be the equivalent of different paper grades?

Also, out of curiosity does anyone have any idea what this entire set up SHOULD sell for? I have a feeling I basically stole it. I have a feeling the older gentleman I purchased it from just wanted to see it go to a good home.

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Old 03-25-2019   #2
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That's one hell of a set up! Congrats!
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score! it's at least $1000 for the enlarger alone.
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Old 03-26-2019   #4
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The 40mm is one of the best enlarging lenses for large 35mm enlargements. The 90 and 105mm lenses are medium format enlarging lenses; the 90 covers 6x7 and the 105 covers 6x9.




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Chassis only (no head or accessories) is $2129 at B&H.
You stole it!


I'll take a wild guess. How about $6,000.00 for all of it?
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Old 03-26-2019   #6
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The Apo-Rodagon N alone is going for $1000:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...n+105&_sacat=0
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Sweet deal - whoever originally purchased the lenses, went for the good stuff. Those are all labelled as APO - which are a step up from what I use.
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Old 03-26-2019   #8
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This is the enlarger I would -like- to have, it can be converted to 8x10"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJRwGTzUXXw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxVuOLPceVQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfXcybHnpfo
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About settings of yellow and magenta for VC printing, this article by Paul Butzi (whose web site is different now that he has moved to inkjet printing) suggests a method of calibration. It's worth a read, even if you don't feel like diving in 100% just now. I have adapted the method for a 2-tube Aristo VCL4500 VC head (different hardware, same procedure for keeping printing times constant when altering contrast. The alternative is a bit trial and error)



https://web.archive.org/web/20070720...icles/vcce.htm
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Another worthwhile read:



http://www.darkroomautomation.com/su...vcworkings.pdf
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