Taking the plunge

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  1. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I bid on a Beseler 23C III Dichro Colorhead Enlarger today. :)

    I know absolutely nothing about darkrooms, but I plan to jump in with both feet. I have a space in my mom's basement to set it up, with a sink nearby.

    Hopefully I will win this auction.

    I seemed to remember someone saying they had this enlarger, or another Beseler, and they are good. I hope I'm remembering correctly :p

    ps. I may have to change my name to Film Matt after this :p
     
  2. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    Man, that's a nice load of stuff!! Good luck, Matt!!

    Yeah, I think most all Beselers are good.
     
  3. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is the exact enlarger I've been working on. I thought it was fab, very user friendly. This is a nice load of stuff in this lot, especially for this price! If I was working I would have to outbid you :twisted: I'm kidding; I think the hubby is dead set on a Chromega and I'd never deliberately get into a bidding war with one of my peeps here. :wink:

    Looks like it ends soon; hopefully it will be yours!! :D
     
  4. havoc

    havoc Jedi something or other

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    That is a very good setup. If it did 4x5 as well i would be all over it right now LOL.
     
  5. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Too bad I lost the auction :( It went for $504. My max bid was $400. Oh well. Had I been home, I might have outbid the guy, but I was gone. I'm looking at other auctions right now.
     
  6. terri

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    I'm sorry....that was a sweet deal. :cry: Don't sweat it too badly, I see a new Beseler aution over there every few days. Just make sure what you're looking at is in as good repair as this one appeared to be. If you have $400 to play around with you'll get it eventually, although maybe not including the other load of goodies.
     
  7. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I have more money. I just wasn't home at the end of the auction :( I'll get one. After researching the prices of all the different components, I can see that it's still a huge deal to spend $600 even, for all that stuff.
     
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    Update: I won this auction. :)
     
  9. Youngun

    Youngun TPF Noob!

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    congrats!
     
  10. terri

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    Boy, you make your mind up and it happens, eh? :wink: Congrats! Looks like you got a couple of nice lenses here, too.
     
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    Good one! And at less than half the price of the other one! :thumbsup:
     
  12. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I have this enlarger. It's a good one, and you got a great price with the Rodenstock lens and timer.
     

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