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    Beseler universal colorhead on MXT?

    Hi
    I'm wondering if a universal colorhead single lamp is configured to fit on an MXT and suitable for 4x5 negs?

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    Jon
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    Re: Beseler universal colorhead on MXT?

    There are two totally different kinds of Beseler "Universal". The colorhead looks nothing like the antique linked above. It's a big complex relatively modern thing.

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    Re: Beseler universal colorhead on MXT?

    Maybe not

    Besler degraded their condenser diameter decades ago, but both types will print 4X5..The key is to measure the hole they fit in, one is bigger like my CB7

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    Re: Beseler universal colorhead on MXT?

    Drew - yes, I've seen those, but this lamp is called universal colorhead - please look at the picture

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    Re: Beseler universal colorhead on MXT?

    What is the outside diameter of your head?

    at the part that has the condensers?

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    Re: Beseler universal colorhead on MXT?

    Yes, I'm aware of the label. But it's not what anyone in the last 70 years would classify as an actual colorhead. It's just an ordinary beehive condenser head which potentially used a drawer for sake of colored filter sheets - a bit of marketing ploy or ancient history by now. No big deal, since you posted an actual picture of it. If you hadn't, there would have been some confusion.

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    Re: Beseler universal colorhead on MXT?

    If you shine a white light through a color negative/positive onto color paper - that makes it a color-head. You put correction filters in the drawer to adjust the color cast.
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    Re: Beseler universal colorhead on MXT?

    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by esearing View Post
    If you shine a white light through a color negative/positive onto color paper - that makes it a color-head. You put correction filters in the drawer to adjust the color cast.

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