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    Focusing W/ Beseler 23cII

    Hello, I have a Beseler 23cII XL and recently the lower bellows (the ones that focus) sopped moving up and down when I would turn the knob. I popped open the back the look at the rod that is responsible for moving the bellows up and down but nothing looks stripped. Does anyone know what the problem is or where you can get a manual?
    Last edited by ProfessorPlum; 11-18-2008 at 10:50 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    I have one of these but haven't used it in a while. I think there's a tension adjustment, and yours is probably just loose.
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    I'll look at mine and see if I can figure it out. I don't use it much anymore as I have a dichroic next to it.
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    I have a copy of the manual. send me a message with your email and I'll send it to you.

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    Hello mudman, may I have a copy as well? I have a copy, but it is too large of a file to email it to someone who asked me for a copy. If you sent one to me, I would forward it to that person.

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    just send me a PM

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    Inside the cover for the focuser is a rod with two metal wheels. Check that those aren't spinning on the focusing rod when you turn it. If they are, tighten the set screws on the wheels with a allen wrench.

    Otherwise, the spring tension for the focus could be weak. It's easily adjusted; at the back of the focuser there are two strips of metal pushing against the rod that adjusts the focus. Tighten the four screws on these metal strips several turns. Check the focus. If it's too stiff, take some tension off the metal strips by backing the screws out. Replace the cover, and you're good to go!

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    Need any parts, let me know. I have a XL III waiting to go to the recycler, just haven't hauled it off yet. It looks like new.

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    Hello mikebarger,

    I need several parts for my enlarger. I need the crank elevation handle, the hex cell diffuser, focus knob with extension and screw (for the color head because it is wider), and one of those screws for the head (it holds my Dichro head on) that looks like a knob. Would you happen to be able to spare any of those parts?
    Please let me know if you have any questions for me.

    Thank you,

    Alexander

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    Mike, I could use the mounting brackets for a dichro head, without the nobs, if you have them and wouldn't mind.

    Cheers,
    Eli

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