Paterson Changing Bag

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A high-quality changing bag is probably the most important bit of kit a film photographer can own. Issues in the field can mean a jammed or partly-exposed film - within this bag the film can be safely removed from the camera and the problem resolved without you needing to find a darkroom!

It also allows for home development without needing a darkroom.

The Paterson changing bag is small enough to fit into a camera bag, but big enough for a camera to be fully opened or a development tank to be loaded and sealed with exposed film.

The fail-safe double skin with a double zip closure will keep all light away from your precious film and the inner lining is specially designed to avoid perspiration in prolonged use/stressful situations!


Where we ship

When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Paterson Changing Bag today and dive back into the fun of film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above (if available) when you purchase your film.

Please note that our long-term aim is to offer developing for every film that we sell, but this is a work-in-progress. For full details and FAQs please head here

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £50.

This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

You will have different shipping options and costs at checkout, depending on how quickly you need your film. Please refer to the Delivery Details page for full information

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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews

Use it primarily to load my 126 cartridges. Does the job. Easy to get the hang of.

Mark T
Huge Changing Bag

Recently bought a 5x4 camera and my old changing bag was very cramped for loading the double dark slides. I needed a larger changing bag so I opted for this Paterson one. Despite having looked at the dimensions online, I was amazed at how cavernous this bag actually is! The photo shows that 5x4 dark slides easily fit with the slides retracted. The bag is also very well made, a reasonable weight and has both zip and velcro fastenings on the light seal. Unlike one of the other reviewers, I have not experienced any static problems. It is light tight and has plenty of room for loading film holders or developing tanks. I would highly recommend this changing bag.

Allister Godfrey
robust changing bag

This is my first foray into developing since being at uni. The bag is robust and certainly big enough to hold the dev tank and all the bits and bobs you need, as well as having room to walk the film onto the reel.
It was pretty hot and muggy the first time I used it, and found that the static inside slightly impeded progress, so do open the bag fully and get as much air inside before you use it for the first time?

Great item

Okay now I did not expect it to be this big but in this case bigger is better and the material it's made from seems to be great, plenty of room to move around in there (new one on the left)

Excellent Design and Works Well

When I first received it I was surprised that it was heavier than I thought it would be, but in a reassuring kind of way. By that I mean it seems durable and therefore inspires some confidence.
I was unsure if the design was really light proof as it seems so simple, but looks can be deceiving. I can confirm its definitely light proof and works excellently, plus there's plenty of rooms for moving your hands inside.
There's a zip on one end where you can put your film and things inside, then it's zipped up and folded over to make it light-tight. Then on the other side there's two holes for your arms to go through - the snug fit around your arms is what makes it light-tight, and I think the material the bag is made from helps keep out light as well.
Overall an extremely well made product and a good purchase. I'm happy with it.