Beseler Color Heads

Discussion in 'Enlarging' started by fotch, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. fotch

    fotch Member

    Messages:
    4,824
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Location:
    SE WI- USA
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I tried searching for info but with no luck.

    What is the difference between the Beseler color 45 heads, such as the early one with the hose coming out of it and the 45s. I now have both however, the 45s is the one I have been using for years. Have not had a chance to try out the earlier one with the hose.

    Although I don't need both, thinking of keeping the extra one for a back up.

    Thank you in advance for any info, thoughts, you can offer.

    Jim
     
  2. fotch

    fotch Member

    Messages:
    4,824
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Location:
    SE WI- USA
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I had a chance to look at the early color head, its a DG1.
     
  3. nworth

    nworth Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,191
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2005
    Location:
    Los Alamos,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    The earlier one, with the hose, needs an external blower and has a smaller range of color correction than the newer model. The older model also uses an external voltage stabilizer, although that is not absolutely necessary. You have also probably noticed the heavy transformer for the older model that hangs from the rod on the enlarger - it uses 24 volt lanps.