The Paterson Changing Bag is an essential piece of equipment for your 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.
Paterson PTP125 Overview
Paterson PTP125 Specs
24.2 x 27.5" / 64 x 70 cm
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
8.5 x 8.1 x 2.9"
Paterson PTP125 Reviews
Do Not use for loading 4x5 sheet film
I had a hard time deciding how to rate this bag. Quality is good and does the job of keeping light out. Arm holes are tight, like most reviewers complain about. I have thin arms, so it is not too bad. It has a good seal, so moving around in the bag can be difficult since the arm has to flow in slowly to give you room to work. Overall, it is a good bag that does what it should. So here is the CON, and it is a big one! The bag's inner liner sheds a tremendous amount of fibers. I tried using a lint roller, used over 12 sheets, and they got clogged up in a couple of swipes. All my 4x5 film gets coated with these fibers, which must be removed after scanning. It took me a while to figure out where the fibers came from, but it is the bag liner. They should have used nylon or something that doesn't shed! If you are loading film onto reels for developing, it should not be an issue. BEWARE!
Worst changing bag I have ever used
I purchased this because I made the mistake of parting with my original changing bag over 40 years ago. Paterson generally makes good products but this bag is the worst one I have every used in my photographic life. Arm bands make it impossible to use with any comfort and I don't have large arms. Do not buy this bag, go for another brand.
Arm holes are very tight
As others have said the arm holes are super duper tight on larger arms, which isn't really advertised other than in the reviews. I understand the function, to block out all light, but the construction isn't good enough to deal with larger arms, as it feels like I'm ripping out stitches every time I put even my wrists in it
Roomier than expected, I can load my 3 reel tank no problem
Kind of tight on my fat arms but I know no light is getting it. Lots of room for all the tools and film. Does what it needs to.
Simple and durable
Works perfectly when used with my Jobo 1520 tank for 35mm. Simple and durable with no light leaks.
Kept light out. I had plenty of room to finagle 120 film onto the expanded reel, it being my first time developing. 10/10 would recommend
Process film without darkroom
Allows me to process film in my kitchen. First roll of 120 turned out great.
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