Beseler 23CII vs 67S???

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  1. j0n

    j0n TPF Noob!

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    Anyone have any experience with both of these enlargers? Can you tell me what the differences are and which you would prefer given the choice? Thanks!
     
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    The 67 series is basically a larger version of the Printmaker 35. It's a single column enlarger that'll handle up to 6x7cm negs. The 23C series is a twin girder enlarger, and is considered a step up from the 67 series. There are a wider variety of accessories, and it'll handle up to 6x9cm negs.

    Which is better in real life probably depends on condition, and what accessories come with them.
     
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    I use a 23C II. It's sturdier than the 67 series.

    The 23-series will also print up to a 6x9 negative while the 67 will do
    up to 6x7.

    You can also tilt the head on a 23 and project onto a wall for huge prints
    if you have the need or desire to do that. I don't think the 67 will do that
    but I could be mistaken.

    Negative holders and lens boards are also much easier to find for the
    23-series enlargers and in more variety.

    But, the 67 is lighter and more compact if that is important to you.
     
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    j0n TPF Noob!

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    this is a 67 correct? Will a negative carrier for a 23cII work in it?

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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ^ Yes, it looks like a Beseler 67.

    Neg. carriers and lens boards are not interchangeable between the 67-series
    and 23-series enlargers.

    BTW, there's nothing wrong with the 67. If you found a good deal on one,
    I would seriously consider it.
     
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    Thanks for the assistance... I picked that one up last night for a real good deal IMO.
     
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    Great!
     

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