Beseler 67c missing condensor

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by jimyR, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. jimyR

    jimyR Member

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    I just came into possession of a Beseler 67c for nest to nothing. When I got it home I realized that the label inside the head has a diagram showing two 4'' condensers and an "auxiliary condenser for 35mm and smaller" however there is only one 4'' condenser installed.

    I have found a second 4" on ebay but cannot locate a 35mm condenser. I haven't been able to try yet (I need to get a bulb later this week) but I'm wondering if the third condenser is absolutely necessary for printing 35mm. Or even what happens with only the one 4''.
     
  2. MattKing

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    The extra 35mm condenser is not necessary - just handy.

    It shortens exposures, by concentrating the light.

    You do need the other two though - unless you obtain a dichroic colour or variable contrast head to replace the entire assembly.
     
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    I believe i have one from a beseler that i took apart for parts, but kept the condensors. If you decide you want one just pm me. I kept the whole set
     
  4. jimyR

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    Thanks for the response.