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Harrison Pup Film Changing Tent (26 x 19 x 12")

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Harrison Pup Film Changing Tent (26 x 19 x 12")
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Harrison 1000 Overview

The packable, portable darkroom that really holds up when the pressure is on. It's comfortably cool. It gives you the space you need to work in and is as lightproof as your favorite studio darkroom.

Designed by a working camera assistant, the Harrison Film Changing Tent is packed with practical, field-tested features. The Harrison Film Changing Tent is ideal for both the motion picture assistant and large format still photographer.

The Harrison "Pup-Tent" is intended for 16mm motion-picture film or 4x5" sheet-film changing.

One piece tent design for quick assembly in seconds.
Reflective silver fabric keeps heat out, and interior cool. A domed ceiling keeps film dust-free.
Double zippered doors provide double protection.
Elastic sleeves are long enough to fit over elbows, and inside elastic provides added security.
Shock-corded and anodized aluminum tent poles fold into sections for storage.
UPC: 000000010009

Harrison 1000 Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight2.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.1 x 5.4 x 4.4"

Harrison 1000 Reviews

A big upgrade

By Aaron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-28

I had been using a cheapy changing bag for years. Decided to spring for this Harrison tent and it's a massive upgrade. Just simply not having the bag sitting on your arms/hands while you're loading/unloading film is so nice. It's very easy to take down and put up as well.

Great roomy space but missing greatness

By Mauricio
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-09

The tent is easy to set up and has ample space, it comes with a canvas bag to transport. My tent has always been indoors in a climate controlled environment I have it for a couple years and use it one in a while. My complaint is that for the price, (and I am willing to pay even more) the inner black material stinks!, it is sticky and smells pretty gross, to the point you have to hold your breath at a times. I am in awe that thru the years the company has not done anything to change this known issue. Otherwise it is a well constructed product.

The standard

By Benjamin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-02

My second pup tent, use it for 16mm aaton mags and bolex, and 4x5. Perfect size for field use and hope this one holds up as long as my last. Also have a standard size I use for larger format work.

Perfect changing bag

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-19

I shoot 4 x 5 film. This bag is perfect for loading and unloading the film carriers. Ample work area. Well constructed, easy to assemble and to pack back up.

Well built but I regret the purchase

By Doug
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-29

First thing - the build quality on this tent is excellent compared to the cheaper options. The negative reviews you see of the cheap ones aren't an accident. This tent is light tight and looking at the design I can't imagine that changing for a long time to come. It is also exceptionally easy to put together and the supports are heavy duty in every sense of the phrase. From an internal size perspective this tent is really best for changing out 35mm - 4x5 sheet film and everything in between. Despite the seemingly large dimensions it is not adequate at all for 8x10 film. Go bigger if you are doing 5x7 or larger. Lesson learned and I am back to changing out my 8x10 in a light tight room on a temporary table. Despite the build quality there are a couple of negatives which have caused me to rate it 2 stars and quite honestly make this a product I would not recommend. First negative - it is still quite possible to sweat inside this tent. I live in a very humid climate so this may not be true if you are somewhere other than the gulf coast - but know that the heavy fabric and double layered design means that heat and humidity get trapped inside and there is no ventilation to change that. Slightly better than my changing bag - but that is irrelevant since the problem still exists. Second - and this one is huge - the arm holes are separated at a distance that is almost too close even for a 9 year old (as tested by my granddaughter). Working with this tent for more than about 5 minutes throws me into fits of pain in my elbows, wrists and shoulders. Ridiculous proportions. The arms could seriously stand to be at least 6 inches farther apart. Even then I suspect that I would still have to cantilever my shoulders forward and get my elbows set at odd angles. I can't say whether or not this effects the larger tents - but it certainly is an issue on this one. Net-net is I will probably use this for removing and black bagging 4x5 film. But I will keep using my film changing bag (also a Harrison) for loading 4x5 and reeling 35 and 120 film for developing. At least with the bag I am not in pain after using it. It is also much more portable.

Great piece of equipment

By Ric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-07

Great tent. Plenty of square footage on the base giving you ample room to load 4 x 5 holders. Assembles in seconds. Packs tight. Double elastic around the arms so light leaks aren't an issue.

Build like a tank, but not quite as heavy

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-04

Expensive but an investment that will last me until I can't take photos and a couple generations after me. I like having the room to move around without fighting the sides of a changing bag getting in the way.

Does the expected job

By Kimberly
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-04

This is a decent size for up to 4x5 film loading. It does get a bit warm in there after a bit and the arm holes are rather close together which gets tough on the shoulders, but for the size of it, not too much room to move them further apart. A box of film and up to 8 holders at a time is pushing the space inside for loading...unloading is easier so might be able to do more. I keep it stored open as other reviews have suggested. Would recommend.

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is this the new style one or old style?

is this the new style one or old style?
Asked by: Edward
The Harrison Pup Film Changing Tent is the newest version for 16mm, and 4x5 film.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2021-04-02


I shoot mostly 4x5 and the occasional 8x10. Is it practical for 8x10, or something to be avoided?
Asked by: Paul
I'm planning to travel with my 8x10 and bought the pup after reading some on-line reviews. It will work with 8x10 film holders although it's tight. I just tried it for the first time and it's workable. Fortunately, I'm probably only going to expose 4 or 5 sheets of film a day.
Answered by: Frank B.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Is it possible to get these dry cleaned? The ones I have are pretty old and they have a powerful smell.
Asked by: Anonymous
Enter anI think the dry cleaning solvent might not be compatible with the material, also the dry cleaning material has a strong smell and is not good for your skin etc. If your tent requires cleaning due to dust, smells etc, I would suggest warm water with a dash of dish washing up liquid, then use a nice large cotton rag to wipe over it. , then let it dry naturally. Another great tip for removing dust inside your tent is to use one of those house hold Swiffer dust collectors. Take a Swiffer out of the box and just place it in your hand and wipe the inside of your tent. It does a superb job in removing dust.The Swiffer dust collector is also a great way to clean the dash and dash instruments in your vehicle. It gets into the nooks and crannies and picks up all the dusts and does not just push the dust around.If I am going to leave my tent for long periods of time I also throw a sheet of plastic over it to keep excessive dust of it. I also always leave my tent open rather than stored in the collapsed mode and let the air inside, I have never noticed a strong smell. One also needs to make sure your tent is not sitting in direct sunlight for long periods or placed close to other direct heat sources. Heating any type of plastic can result in pungent smells being emitted. answer to this question.
Answered by: CARL B.
Date published: 2021-10-09
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