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Paterson Changing Bag (27.5 x 27.5")

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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 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Durable (16)
  • Reliable (15)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Comfortable (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (7)
    • Home (6)
    • Travel (4)
    • Landscape photography (3)
    • Recreation (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (14), Semi-professional (6), Professional (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (22)

    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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    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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    5.0

    Great product

    By William C.

    from Fairfax, VA

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Traveling

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

      After I received this changing bag, I recognized that this product is much better than I expected. It is well-made and inexpensive bag.

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      4.0

      Great for home developing

      By KLP

      from Austin, TX

      Verified Reviewer

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

      I develop in my kitchen, and this bag is super handy when every room in your house has a window in it. It's pretty heavy duty, and the interior is dense cloth and soft to the touch. The arm holes are very tight and double lined so there's no chance of light getting in.

      It is quite heavy so it can sometimes fall down on your hands while you're working, but it hasn't been much of a problem for me. Well worth the price!

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      5.0

      no problems

      By diehard67

      from Edmonton Alberta Canada.

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Folds Up Small
      • Lightweight
      • Seals Around My Arms

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          worked well, it was easy to fit my film, tank and the sizers all in it and use em.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good but not your first choice

          By Snowhillguy

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

          • Traveling

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

          I use for both film loading in 4x5 holders and transferring exposed film to developing tank. Works just fine and cost effective. But - the lack of any mechanism to maintain volume in the bag can make things challenging!

          IMHO a better choice (if you don't mind the price, complexity and weight when carrying) is one of the Harrison Tents.

          But - this Paterson bag will get the job done, at a very reasonable price.

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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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            • No

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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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                • No

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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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                        • No

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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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                          • No

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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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                            • No

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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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                                • No

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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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