Beseler 45MXII vs 45MXT - Whats the difference

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by Todd Barlow, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. Todd Barlow

    Todd Barlow Subscriber

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    Can anyone help describe the differences between a MXII and a MXT?

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    Todd
     
  2. harveyje

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    The newer one has a square bellows allowing a three lens turret. The older one has tapered bellows. Otherwise, essentially no difference. Both are rock solid and very usable. (Right now I don't remember which is which.)
     
  3. DKT

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    the square bellows is easier to align than the tapered. the newer lens stage allows you to align front & back, left to right. the older models cannot be aligned at a certain point--might not be a problem, just depends on the age and condition of the enlarger. you can upgrade a MXII to MXT with the converison kit for the turret mount. basically a new lower bellows and lens stage.