Beseler 45MXT Enlarger Chassis & Baseboard, 120 volt.

SKU: BE45MXT MFR: 8227/8232
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About Beseler 45MXT Enlarger Chassis

Save $49.50 when you buy this Beseler 45MXT Enlarger Chassis . This Value Bundle comes with a Beseler 45 MXT Chassis Only and a Beseler 45MXT Baseboard .

• The current 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" (± 17½" x 22") on the baseboard, enlargements up to 25½" x 38½" on an Adjus-Table and even larger images via wall projection. A neoprene light seal in the upper negative stage virtually eliminates 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. The 45MXT chassis can be configured in a variety of different modes. It accommodates the high-output Condenser Light Source (#8121), the versatile 45S Dual-Dichro Colorhead (#8278) and the 8"x10" Coldlight Conversion Kit (#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 6½" optical glass condensers to maximize the illumination for every size film from 35mm through 4" x 5", yielding exceptionally short exposure times, a cooler film stage and less negative buckling than with conventional condenser heads.
• The 45S is a unique Colorhead. It can function in traditional diffusion mode forcolor or variable-contrast B&W printing and, with optional accessories, it can produce spectacular looking, higher contrast images in its unique dichroic Condenser mode. In either mode is has permanent, non-fading continuously variable dial-in dichroic filters with a Y-M-C range of 0-200.
• The 8" x 10" Coldlight Conversion Kit (#8350) has a maximum film format capacity of 8" x 10". It includes glass and glassless 8" x 10" film holders. It also accommodates over a dozen other Beseler film carriers 35mm and larger.
• The heavy-duty laminated baseboard (8232) is used with the 45MXT chassis (#8227) and also with the Adjus-Table (#8540). A Wall/Table Mount (8239), a Wall Projection Bracket (8128), a three-lens turret (8225) and a flexible 21" cable for remote focusing (10-50519-22) are also available.

Beseler 45MXT Enlarger Chassis Specifications

Max. Film Format
4" x 5" or 8" x 10" with the Conversion Kit (#8350)
Maximum Height
with the condenser Lamphouse 57-1/2" (146cm)
with the Colorhead 54-1 /4" (138 cm)
Modular Head System
8121 45M Condenser Lightsource, 120V
8123 45M Condenser Lightsource, 230V
8278 Dichro 45S Colorhead, 120V
8279 Dichro 45S Colorhead, 230V
8570-71 Universal 45 Lightsource with Power Supply, 120V
8350 810 Conversion Kit, 120V
Baseboard Size
L: 31" (787 mm) W: 22-5/8" (575 mm) H: 1-5/8" (41 .3 mm)
Maximum print size on baseboard
16" x 20"
Filter Drawer
Only in Condenser Head (accepts 6x6" filters)
Replacement Lamp
8108 250 watts 82 volts lamp for Dichro 45 and Universal 45 lightsources
8100 150 watts 120 volts lamp for condenser lightsource
8107 150 watts 230 volts lamp for condenser light source
8125 Exposure flashtube for 45A lightsource
8126 Focus flashtube for 45A lightsource
Reversible Column
Wall Projection
Yes, with accessory Wall Projection Bracket (#8128)
Tilt/Shift Lens Stage
230V available
Chassis: 46" (1164 mm) W: 26-1/2" (673 mm) H: 13-1/2" (344 mm)
Shipping Weight
Chassis: 56 lbs. (25.4 Kg.)
Baseboard: 21 lbs. (9.5 Kg.)
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Shopper  Is this the whole enlarger with everything in the picture? Do I need anything else to make a complete enlarging station?
Andrew R  Unfortunately no, the 45MXT Chassis with Reinforced Twin-Girder Frame #8227, Motorized Elevation Control and Manual Micro-adjustment, Projection Assembly and Bellows, Laminated White Baseboard #8232. Requires Optional Lightsource Sold Separately. Also will require the appropriate negative carrier(s) and lenses.
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