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Harrison Film Changing Bag (Large)(36x36")

BH #HACBL • MFR #1004
Harrison Film Changing Bag (Large)(36x36")
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Harrison 1004 Overview

The Harrison Professional Film Changing Bags are made with silver fabric on the exterior, and blackout fabric on the interior. There is an included zippered storage bag inside.

A changing bag is used to load and unload light sensitive material when a darkroom is unavailable.

Reflective silver fabric keeps heat out and interior cool.
Double zippers are baffled for protection.
Sleeves have a second inner elastic for extra security.
UPC: 000000010047

Harrison 1004 Specs

CapacityFor: 35mm or 8 x 10" film holders
Dimensions36 x 36" - 91.5 x 91.5 cm
Weight2.5 lbs. - 1.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.35 x 11.55 x 1.95"

Harrison 1004 Reviews

Large and but stiff

By Patrik
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-13

Very nice, well-made and large. I have two complaints. It is very stiff, and because of its size, the arms are very far apart.

Heavy and roomy

Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-26

The materials are first rate - and very thick layers - very stiff first few uses, it's softening up a little. Plenty of room now for 4x5 holders, boxes, fully open Grafmatic holders (16 long). The material is heavy enough that it falls down on your work so having a couple of small boxes on either side inside holds it up ok. Folds flat to 12x12 or so. I gave it a 4 because the arms are misplaced - not ergonomic at all- instead of pointing straight out to the side these should have been positioned to allow a normal arm angle. You'll need rubber bands to secure the elastic on the arm channels but it's par for the course.

perfect...can use it as a tent for a lot less $$$

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-06

I had not developed film at home since my homemade darkroom in high school so this is my first changing bag. I read every review I could find and decided to spend a bit more on the large Harrison bag.   I had two concerns before purchase. (1) I have big hands and arms and I was worried about the sleeves being too tight. Turns out not to be an issue at all. Very comfortable and light tight. (2) I wanted lots of room to maneuver in the bag (even though I am only loading 120 film) but was concerned about the bag collapsing on top of my hands. I considered buying a tent to prevent this but they did not seem like a good value for the money and got inconsistent reviews.   I got creative and essentially made my own tent by placing an inexpensive 3 sided plastic bin (see pic) in the bag which gives me a solid surface to work from and also provides side support for the bag material. I am really happy with this set up. I have only loaded about six rolls of film so far but it works perfectly.


By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-14

I bought this bag because of Harrison's enthusiast reputation. I only need a bag to load reels for processing. I've been a photographer for 50 years and have had other manufacturer's units...some still being sold. This bag is better built and worth the extra money but beware IT IS BIG! I could easily load a half-dozen 8x10 holders in it. I could have gone with the smaller version I'd suggest that before you buy measure some counter space 36 by 36 inches and decide if you need that big a bag.

Good quality.

By Scott
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-28

Minus one star because the arm openings should be on an angle. Perhaps 45 or at least 30 degrees.


By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-08-01

What i expected arrived, in time, and after some uses it works like it should

Looks good !

By Robert
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-21

Unable to give a proper review at this time, I am waiting for delivery of Spearman sp810 developing tray,which is on back order, and is the reason for buying the changing bag!...RR

Great Changing Bag

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-14

For someone who never uses a changing bag I would definitely recommend this bag to anyone.

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Is this bag large enough to use in conjunction ...

Is this bag large enough to use in conjunction with the Stearman sp 8x10 developing tank/tray?
Asked by: Robert
Yes, the Harrison Film Changing Bag (Large)(36x36") listed above should be compatible and large enough for use with the Stearman Press SP-8 x 10 Daylight Processing Tray.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-06-24

Is this bag large enough to work in conjunction ...

Is this bag large enough to work in conjunction with the Stearman sp8x10 developing tank/tray?
Asked by: Robert
The Stearman sp8x10 is a "daylight" processing tray, so only has to be loaded in the bag, I don't know the exact dimensions of it but I would say not much larger thah a box of 8x10 film, as that's the largest it can handle, and only one sheet at a time, so I only need to have one film holder in the bag as well. Both, bag and tray are on their way to me now, I will soon find out!...thanks for the input.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2021-06-07


How small does the changing bag fold down to? And does support itself open with some type of flex frame or just lay flat?
Asked by: Ric
It folds to about 12 x 10 . Then you roll it into an included bag that is about 13 x 4 . This is a flat bag, it is not the famous Harrison tent. I used flat bags like this for years and they are fine even with large 35mm 1000 magazines. However, if you are on a job that is 16mm or 35mm film and you will be doing hundreds of rolls, get the Harrison tent. You will thank yourself.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2021-04-02


Does this work comfortably with 8x10 sheets and film holders?
Asked by: Patrick R.
This will work with 8x10" film holders.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2021-04-02


Is this bag completely light safe? I need to change 4x5 film on location and am considering replacing the tent I just bought with a bag for less weight in travel.
Asked by: Millee
This bag is high quality, made of two layers that are closed in two zips in opposite directions. It is completely sealed and you can be absolutely sure that there will be no penetration of light as long as the zippers are completely closed and the hands are brought in with the sleeve above the elbow. There is no problem using shooting outdoors on location, but to prevent moisture from high humidity would recommend using a dry white gloves when dealing with film 4X5.
Answered by: Israel S.
Date published: 2019-12-14
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