Converting Beseler enlarger to copy stand
I participated in this thread years ago: (post #2) ...
... and I still have the B22 and its adapter. However, I would really like to mount my heavy RB67 on a stand. I know there are copy stands out there, but they are expensive, even used - more than enlargers!
I bought one fairly cheap, but "I got what I paid for" - it's crap. Heavy duty crap, but still ...
What I really want to do is mount a tripod head, or at least a heavy duty quick release plate adapter onto something like a Beseler 23C or 45M chassis. Should involve removing the head and bellows and drilling for a 3/8" bolt, perhaps? Both of those enlargers can be had (with patience) pretty cheap or free. Anyone done this? Any ideas? Is this going to be more trouble than it's worth?
PS: Yes, I know Beseler sells real copy stands. Over $600 for the heavy one ... :blink: