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Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5")

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The Paterson Changing Bag is an essential piece of equipment that any photographer should keep in a darkroom. It is one of the most simple items to use and can potentially save you from losing a roll of jammed film stuck inside a camera.

Having a changing bag on hand means that a jammed or partly exposed film can be safely removed from the camera and shooting can continue and it will allow a film to be loaded into a developing tank without having to first find a darkroom.
It has a fail-safe double skin with a double zip closure and the comfortable inner lining is specially designed to avoid perspiration in prolonged use.
The Paterson changing bag is small enough to fit into a camera bag, yet large enough to allow a camera back to be fully opened once inside or a film to be loaded into a tank.
Dimensions 27.5 x 27.5" (70 x 70cm)

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PatersonChanging Bag (27.5 x 27.5")
 
4.6

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Durable (14)
  • Reliable (13)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Comfortable (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (7)
    • Home (6)
    • Recreation (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (13), Semi-professional (5), Professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Cloth, not plastic

    This bag is made of two layers of thick, soft fabric, while most cheap changing bags are made of nylon. Each sleeve has two elastic bands.

    Pros: Fabric doesn't...Read complete review

    This bag is made of two layers of thick, soft fabric, while most cheap changing bags are made of nylon. Each sleeve has two elastic bands.

    Pros: Fabric doesn't make me sweat like nylon; makes handling film much easier and more comfortable. Large.

    Cons: Soft fabric drapes and sags more than nylon--box or frame required to tent the fabric out of my way. Much heavier than nylon bags.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    good for the money

    my bag developed hundreds of tiny pinholes in the outer covering in the last 2 years. The rubber on the inner layer is comming off.It's still light tight because it's double layer. For $ ...Read complete review

    my bag developed hundreds of tiny pinholes in the outer covering in the last 2 years. The rubber on the inner layer is comming off.It's still light tight because it's double layer. For $ I'll most likely get another one considering the harrison is 5x as much. If you need a bag for life get the harrison, if you are poor and can live with a slightly weird plastic smell and small pinholes, this will do.

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    4.0

    Does the job

    By Nathaniel K

    from New York

    Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

    It sure is light tight, my arms can attest to that. The arm openings are a bit too restrictive. But I really only have to be in it for 5 or 10 minutes, and it works.

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    5.0

    Big and tight changing bag.

    By P.Eleven

    from Bath, ME

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

    Affordable, spacey, good construction.

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    5.0

    Good size

    By aq

    from Oklahoma City, OK

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

    It easily fits my paterson tank with room to work, including going straight from camera to reel.

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    4.0

    Best option shy of a tent

    By JT75

    from Texas

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Landscape Photography
    • Pinhole

    Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

    Purchased this as an upgrade to a much smaller bag I had been using. Primary use is for changing film and paper in a pinhole camera. This folds up ok, still a bit on the bulky side as it is much larger but that extra room makes changing film easier. Quality fabric and I feel confident that my film / paper is safe from accidental exposure to light when using. Overall, if you do a lot of work in the field and or don't have a light tight room to work in this is a great option over the extra expense associated with purchasing a tent / changing room.

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    5.0

    "Excellent Product"

    By rgarzar

    from Mexico

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Studio

      Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

      Excellent material, fair price, well made.

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      5.0

      so far so good.

      By art

      from Birmingham, Al.

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

        I've had it but a short time and so far it's exactly what I wanted. I looked at one a size smaller. Many reviewers thought it too small. After using this one I can't imagine using the smaller one. This is just right for what I wanted, a bag that would pack small and travel with me on shoots and enable me to reload on site. It feels well constructed. I haven't processed any film loaded inside the bag yet so can't say much more. I bought it to load 4X5 film holders. It created a nice small space where I could separate the film holders and the film box.
        Because of the bag's thickness I had to occasionally push the top layer up in order to 'feel' the film into the holders. But it was no problem.

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        5.0

        Works great

        By Nathan

        from Texas

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits
          • Traveling

          Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

          Light-tight, plenty of room to load 2 rolls of 35mm film. I've never developed film myself before, and with this it worked perfectly the first time. Very pleased.

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          3.0

          good for the money

          By Rolleiflexfan

          from Pittsburgh, Pa

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Durable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

              my bag developed hundreds of tiny pinholes in the outer covering in the last 2 years. The rubber on the inner layer is comming off.It's still light tight because it's double layer. For $ I'll most likely get another one considering the harrison is 5x as much. If you need a bag for life get the harrison, if you are poor and can live with a slightly weird plastic smell and small pinholes, this will do.

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              5.0

              A Must Have

              By NMB

              from NY, NY

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Spooling Film

                Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

                If your developing, loading, spooling, etc. you need a changig bag and this one works great. It's large and roomy, has a double zipper and velcro folds, light and foldable. A mini darkroom.

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                5.0

                great changing bag

                By jojo

                from NY

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

                  this bag do is job pretty well - i even use it as a micro darkroom to develop direct positive paper in it!
                  Easy to fold.

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                  5.0

                  Must Have for Developing sans DR

                  By mattv87

                  from Henderson, KY

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home

                    Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

                    This dark bag is an essential for developing without a dedicated darkroom. Works perfectly.I'm not sure if the included directions indicate the following or not: Double check that everything you need to get film into the tank before opening the film cassette. If you pull your arms out of the holes, it compromises the light seal.

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                    5.0

                    Great for respooling

                    By Raines

                    from Florida

                    Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

                    Used this bag to respool film for my Brownie cameras. Sleaves fit well on my small arms. Size of bag is great.

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                    4.0

                    Works Great - A little heavy

                    By Hoop

                    from Augusta,GA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Does Not Breath

                    Best Uses

                    • Developing Film

                    Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

                    Used my new bag to develop a roll of B&W film. Bag worked well. Arm holes are a bit tight but they need to be to prevent light leaks. Fabric is heavy so I had to push up on the fabric several times to give me enough room to wind the film onto the reel. Hands also started getting sweaty by the time I got done. I had read that this bag was cotton fabric and breathed better but I didn't find that to be true. Inside fabric was cotton but outside was not and thus got a bit hot.
                    Good quality bag & should last.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent

                    By hgraf

                    from Ontario, Canada

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home

                      Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

                      Super easy to use, more then big enough yet folds into a surprisingly small package.

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                      4.0

                      It's a changing bag

                      By Asahi

                      from New York NY

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

                          It's a changing bag, I haven't found much to say about it but it works and doest the job.

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                          4.0

                          Does the job.

                          By whitbit

                          from florida

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

                          Exactly what I needed for developing black and white film at home.

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                          5.0

                          Great product

                          By Petzval Pete

                          from Maryland

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

                            I use to unload my Holgas, which prevents oh something like 2/3 of the light leak problems. Bought it to replace the same bag that finally, after a couple of decades, began to lose elasticity in the arm-holes.

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                            5.0

                            excellent bag

                            By jack

                            from Ottawa, Canada

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

                                This bag is well built and its size is perfect. You can place the medium format camera and double size developing tank inside and there is still more than enough space to work.

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                                5.0

                                Sturdy construction

                                By Photo Teacher

                                from Tacoma, WA

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

                                    I bought these for my high school classroom. These are constructed with thick, sturdy fabic and should hold up to years of heavy use. I expecially like the velcro closure in lieu of the older models that had an outside second zipper.

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                                    5.0

                                    plenty roomy

                                    By RubyT

                                    from Clarksville, TN

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5"):

                                        I have very small wrists, so I was glad the sleeves were snug. I found the bag roomy and easy to maneuver in.

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