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    I see LED is finally accepted. Good for them!

    At least Beseler is still in business and supplying parts.

    Some schools must buy new gear only, making a market.
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    Re: New Beseler LED lamphouse

    I wonder where it's made? They have a fancy new timer as well

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...tal_timer.html.

    I have a theory, I think it might be an additive head with subtractive readout, like the late Beseler Universal.

    Could be when you flip to b&w, the dials spin around to vc. 1 for Ilford, Kodak, Agfa units ? I stumbled on this today.

    Wouldn't it be great to see high schools start teaching darkroom again :-)

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    12 miles from me the large High School and the declining State College both have very popular and long running Darkrooms with excellent instructors.

    There are excellent B&W Fiber prints at the local State Park Lodge a CCC era original. The private local Art center, which emulates the Art Insitute of Chicago in scope and style on a smaller scale currrently has its largest hall exhibing 113 prints. Many are B&W 8x10 contact prints. A one man show.
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    Re: New Beseler LED lamphouse

    This is good to see! I talked to a Beseler rep a couple of years ago and he told me this was in development. I have been waiting ever since to see it come to market.

    The question is how much it will cost? I just sold off a digital camera yesterday...
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    Re: New Beseler LED lamphouse

    I gotta guess $2.5K.

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    This is good to see! I talked to a Beseler rep a couple of years ago and he told me this was in development. I have been waiting ever since to see it come to market.

    The question is how much it will cost? I just sold off a digital camera yesterday...
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    I am worried that you are right! I could not justify that expense right now. I only wish the Dichro 45 I was given actually worked!
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    Re: New Beseler LED lamphouse

    If my D5500 heads ever stop running (I have 4) that thing is going on top of the enlarger. In fact, I might consider buying one while it is available. Reminds me of when I bought my first used D5500. They were still selling them NEW but I bought an old beat up one. 20 years later I wish I had bought the new one.

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    Re: New Beseler LED lamphouse

    I called Beseler today. They expect the product to be available very soon. Sounds like a very elegant straight forward design. Three dials CMY, white light for black and white. If you want VC you dial in appropriate yellow and/or magenta. It does have dichro filters and a standard all in one 4x5 mixing chamber. Just like all the other heads you remove the entire condenser assy. and lock on this head. I didn't inquire about price. Stabilized power supply external. The illuminated dials dim when you turn out the room lights. Sounds like a great tool for educational purposes.
    Jobo is making processors, Beseler is making new colorheads, Great! !

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    Re: New Beseler LED lamphouse

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    I gotta guess $2.5K.
    The predecessor version of the Beseler 4x5 dichro head is still listed by Adorama at $2264, so that sounds about right.

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