I see lots of you have and use Beseler 45M enlargers. I have an old one. I was advised by Beseler that, in order to be able to align the lensboard I should purchase their conversion lower bellows. This is a large (8"X8") bellows withe focusing stuff and a lensboard holder that allows alignment. This looks exactly like the large square lower bellows on the Beseler 45V model.
My problem is this new bellows does not compress enough to allow focusing a 50mm lens without a recessed board. The newer Rodenstock and Schneider lenses are too large in diameter to fit in the Beseler recessed board.
My question is: do some of you have either the 45V model or the latest 45M model with the large bellows, and if so, how are you dealing with this problem? Or did Beseler make some with a bellows that will compress enough? I am in the process of going around and around with Beseler trying to solve this, and before I make a trip to Western Bellows to try to get a new one made I would appreciate input.