Beseler 67S Dichro head

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by lazy jay, Dec 9, 2006.

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    lazy jay Guest

    I have this Besler 67S Dichro head, the white light lever seems to be
    locked in the up position, and I can't get the filters to move. I tried
    loosening the housing inside, and I can get the filters to move freely
    if they aren't blocked by the white light lever. I don't want to pay a
    lot for repairs, rather do it myself. Any thoughts? Any sources for
    repair manuals?
    lazy jay, Dec 9, 2006
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    dan.c.quinn Guest

    Up off the couch Lazy. Bust out your bunch of pliers,
    screw drivers and small box and open end wrenches.
    Add good lighting and elbow room. Dan
    dan.c.quinn, Dec 10, 2006
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    Tom Gardner Guest

    Don't assume that everyone has "The Knack"! You may take yours for granted.
    Tom Gardner, Dec 10, 2006
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    John Guest

    Unfortunately it's going to take a little "exploratory surgery" to
    find out exactly what the problem is. I had the Beseler 67SC manual
    online at

    I'd keep that handy as they tend to be a PITA to get put back together

    John S. Douglas
    Photographer & Webmaster -
    John, Dec 10, 2006
  5. What he said. Beseler stuff tends to be very simple but very fiddly;
    lots of little washers and spacers that MUST be put back in the correct
    position. I'd expect when you open it up the problem will be pretty
    obvious. As for expensive repairs, here's where Beseler says to send

    Peachtree Camera and Video Repair
    562 Wylie Road, Suite 6
    Marietta, GA 30067

    Professional Photographic Repair
    7910 Raytheon Road
    San Diego, CA 92111

    All else fails, get another on eBay. They should be ridiculously cheap;
    I just offered my complete 67SD there for $60 and got no bids.
    Scott Schuckert, Dec 10, 2006
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    John Guest

    Which is why I haven't bothered trying to sell my 23CII XL which has
    both the dichro and condenser heads along with every carrier from 35mm
    to 6X9. I think I'd be lucky to get $100 for the whole mess.

    John S. Douglas
    Photographer & Webmaster -
    John, Dec 10, 2006
  7. Sigh! That was my first enlarger in about 1974. Actually, the only reason I
    sold it (for about $200) was that I could not get 4"x5" negatives to go in
    it. ;-)
    Jean-David Beyer, Dec 13, 2006
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    darkroommike Guest

    Sure you can, just fold them once. I've always liked the 23
    series but bought a 4x5 Omega for a price I couldn't pass
    and have been pretty happy with it.

    I think any of these old warhorses will get the job done for
    99% of the printers out there, all are well-made and tough
    to wear out.

    darkroommike, Dec 14, 2006
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