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Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30")

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The 27 x 30" Kalt Large Changing Bag is a roomy 30" wide. It features a lightweight black nylon outer bag, with an interior bag constructed of rubberized nylon/cotton blend, and rubber wrist bands for comfort. This affords both light weight, and great opacity.

Double lined, double zipper system guarantees it to be light-tight
A changing bag is used to load and unload light sensitive material when a darkroom is unavailable
Dimensions 27 x 30" (69 x 76cm)

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KaltLarge Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30")
 
4.6

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (30)
  • Durable (23)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Compact (11)
  • Improves function (9)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Developing (10)
  • Everyday use (9)
  • Travel (8)
  • Photography (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (21), Pro photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (11), Casual photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (44)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It works!

The key to a good changing bag is pretty simple - it's got to be dark inside. This one is....

Good stuff: The double zipper and elastic armbands keep...Read complete review

The key to a good changing bag is pretty simple - it's got to be dark inside. This one is....

Good stuff: The double zipper and elastic armbands keep the light out! And the bag is roomy. When I'm inside changing film from camera to little developer basket (whatever it's called...) there's a lot of stuff when you figure in my 2 arms and a bunch of fingers. And yet it's small enough to stuff into a suitcase (won't fit into my fiddle case however - I guess there are limits).

Not so good stuff: Hmm.... I think it would be pretty in various colors other than black. Beyond that it's pretty much the cat's pjs....

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not really light proof

I just had 50 sheets of 4x5 film destroyed thanks to this bag. It works ok if you use it in darkness, but if you try to change film in the shade or under...Read complete review

I just had 50 sheets of 4x5 film destroyed thanks to this bag. It works ok if you use it in darkness, but if you try to change film in the shade or under a room light, expect to have your film fogged. Not recommended.

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1.0

Detached Threads Everywhere

By philos

from Princeton, NJ

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Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

      The bag is poorly made. There are tiny, long and short, detached threads from the edge of the fabric. I've used the bag to load 10+ rolls of films. The threads have caught on the films multiple times when the films were loaded into developing spools. As a result, I have several rolls of films with damaged frames. The threads on the surface of the film blocked the development. Of course you can only know this after the films are developed.The bag does not breath. After 10 min. in the bag the bag interior becomes steaming hell. Very uncomfortable.

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      3.0

      Construction could be better

      By Gonzalejvic

      from Brownsville,TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Compact

      Cons

      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

      • Developing

      Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

      Does the job. I had to mend with thread and needle the bag's inside by its "armpits" for both sides. Kind of annoying that the construction in that specific area is so faulty.

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      5.0

      Great product!

      By Thibault

      from Boston MA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easily Cleaned

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography

        Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

        Convenient, and good construction. Perfect for loading film on the road!

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        4.0

        Changing bag, it does the job

        By ltphoto

        from Mobile, AL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Developing
          • Photography

          Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

          Light tight and roomy and it does what it is supposed to do. Elastic is a bit tight on my arms, but not a big deal. I wish the zippers were a bit more beefy, they get caught up in the material flap which could be a bit thicker. Overall an excellent item.

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          4.0

          Kalt Film Changing bag

          By mmmtanji

          from Hawaii

          Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

          Great changing bag. No issues with light leaks.

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          5.0

          SIMPLY PERFECT

          By Carlomagno

          from San Juan, PR

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Compact
          • Consistent Reactions
          • Easily Cleaned

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Developing
            • Photography

            Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

            Very well manufactured. With two zippers. It works perfect.

            Only can say that if you delay so much the operation it turns a little hot into the cloth because there is no transpiration.

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            5.0

            Why didn't I buy this sooner?

            By Justin in New Orleans

            from New Orleans, LA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Developing

              Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

              When I developed film 20 years ago, I had a darkroom. After getting back into medium format, I scan my negs and have no darkroom. Enter this bag. Everything fits nicely into it. I've got big arms, so the bands hold me tight and I am confident of its lightproof nature. Plus if you think about dust and critter hair (sweat drops? sneezes?) this thing is totally worth it. You'll never drop something and have it roll away in the dark again.

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              5.0

              Plenty of room

              By mntony

              from Rochester, MN

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Roomy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Developing

                Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

                These are great for loading film onto reels and into the tank for processing. I'm using a Paterson two-reel tank (for 35mm) and had more than enough room for the tank, two reels, scissors, tank cover, and film. Could have held even more comfortably.

                It did the trick in keeping light out which is, of course, the most important factor!

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                5.0

                A must with 4X5 film

                By mike74

                from San Francisco

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                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Improves Function
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

                    Lightweight, plenty of room for laying out my 4X5 holders and film box, folds easily to fit in my travel bag, and seals well.

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                    4.0

                    Good quality for price.

                    By acacia from alaska

                    from Anchorage, AK

                    About Me Photography Student

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                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

                    I've been using this to change 4x5 film holders in the field. The bag seems like fair enough quality for the price, but the wrist bands are too large for my (admittedly very small) wrists - I've been putting on a bulky jacket and pulling the wrist bands up past my elbows to make sure it's a tight seal. I've also been careful to only use it in situations that are pretty dark anyway, so I can't speak to how light-tight the bag is in broad daylight. However. It seems great for the price, and is large enough to change a whole bunch of film holders at a time.

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                    5.0

                    Great

                    By Smokey

                    from Lincoln, NE

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Functional
                    • Light-tight
                    • Lightweight
                    • Voluminous

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Loading Developing Can

                      Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

                      Cheap, durable, easy to fold up and stow, double zippers and tight wrist cuffs make it completely light tight, haven't fogged a film with it yet. Thumbs up!

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                      5.0

                      Works

                      By Guillermo

                      from Tijuana, México

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                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Improves Function

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Use

                        Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

                        What I like the most, is that the inner bag fabric is not as sticky as the old one I used to have.

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                        5.0

                        The way it should be.

                        By AmishRandy

                        from Springfield, MO

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                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

                              Perfect size for large camera film changing.The quality is waaaaay better than the [*] "house brand" garbage.If I ever need another, it'll be this one.

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                              5.0

                              Does the trick

                              By Peterfconn

                              from New York

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                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Improves Function
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

                                When you need a quick film load, nice to have a bag like this around.

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                                5.0

                                Portable but lots of room

                                By FotoHawk

                                from Campbell, CA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Improves Function
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape

                                  Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

                                  When on the road I can load up my 4x5 film-holders--no problem. I even use it to load my 4x5 developing tank. There's an amazing amount of room in this thing. Have not experienced any light leaks. Great investment. Had a tent-like changing bag I used to use but it's big, bulky and not real easy to open. I like it!

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                                  5.0

                                  Reliable safety for light-sensitive medi

                                  By Old School Will

                                  from Beaverton, OR

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                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable Dark Space

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday Use
                                    • Large And Mf Film
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

                                    I pack this in a very small space - much smaller than the changing tent I use at home/locally, so it's fantastic on the road. It is light, great density, and allows no light into the working chamber. I shoot medium and large format and need a safe, ultra-dark space to change out my spent rolls and install new, and swap out sheet film and replace with new. There is only one down side, it doesn't soak up moisture when it's hot and one's arms sweat. The easy-peasy solution is to load a paper towel or two in the chamber before starting the all-dark operations.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great bag,

                                    By K3 User

                                    from houston tx

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Improves Function
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday Use
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

                                      stores nicely and the zipper is well made.

                                      THanks

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                                      5.0

                                      Good and roomy

                                      By Leon

                                      from San Jose, CA

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                                      Pros

                                      • Improves Function
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

                                          Don't get a changing bag that's too small. This one isn't and it does the job.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great bag

                                          By Will

                                          from Lawler

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                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

                                              Great bag. Very glad I didn't got for anything smaller and you shouldn't either. This will fit your tank 2 reels 2 rolls and other necessary equipment for developing, and leave you plenty of room to work with. I was concerned it might be too big and unwieldy, it wasn't, its exactly what I wanted. Get the large for sure.

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                                              5.0

                                              just what i needed.

                                              By Grubbs

                                              from Dallas, Tx

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday Use

                                                Comments about Kalt Large Changing Bag Double Zipper (27 x 30"):

                                                Plenty of room inside to work and get everything set up, have had no problems.

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