Beseler 23C II series

This is a discussion on Beseler 23C II series within the Darkroom forums, part of the FILM PHOTOGRAPHY FORUM category; Hello - Wondering if anyone can help - I have a Beseler 23C II series (the black one rleased in the mid-seventies). Currently, I have ...


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    Hello - Wondering if anyone can help - I have a Beseler 23C II series (the black one rleased in the mid-seventies). Currently, I have a Beseler 50mm lens for my 35mm work. I'm moving into med-format and would like to know if my existing lensboard will support a Beseler 90mm lens or Rodenstock for that matter? They both appear to be 39mm (Leica) mount lenses. But does this mean I will need a new jam nut and retaining ring? Or will my current set-up suffice? Thank you.


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    The current nut and ring should work on the new lens as long as it's 39mm threads.
    "I donít use an exposure meter. My personal advice is: Spend the money you would put into such an instrument for film. Buy yards of film, miles of it. Buy all the film you can get your hands on. And then experiment with it. That is the only way to be successful in photography. Test, try, experiment, feel your way along. It is the experience, not technique, which counts in camera work first of all. If you get the feel of photography, you can take fifteen pictures while one of your opponents is trying out his exposure meter." -Alfred Eisenstaedt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Peach View Post
    The current nut and ring should work on the new lens as long as it's 39mm threads.
    Thank you, Henry.

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    Although you could probably pick up another lens board with ring and nut pretty cheap on Ebay, and then it would be a lot faster if you are switching between enlarging lenses.
    "I donít use an exposure meter. My personal advice is: Spend the money you would put into such an instrument for film. Buy yards of film, miles of it. Buy all the film you can get your hands on. And then experiment with it. That is the only way to be successful in photography. Test, try, experiment, feel your way along. It is the experience, not technique, which counts in camera work first of all. If you get the feel of photography, you can take fifteen pictures while one of your opponents is trying out his exposure meter." -Alfred Eisenstaedt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Peach View Post
    Although you could probably pick up another lens board with ring and nut pretty cheap on Ebay, and then it would be a lot faster if you are switching between enlarging lenses.
    Ah, right! Thank you for the tip...


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