Paterson Changing Bag
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!
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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!
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)
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.
Like the title says - this large Paterson changing bag is basically an essential piece of kit for those of us developing film at home without the option of a dedicated darkroom. The double skin design of the bag makes sure that no light can enter while getting your film onto the spools and into the dev tanks. I know some people complain over the tightness of the (hand) entry points, but honestly it's not that bad at all. And for obvious reasons: It needs to be light tight after all! I'd also like to thank Mary at AW who replaced a faulty bag (the first one I purchased had mould growing on the inside. Not ideal!) within 48 hours to my door step - many thanks! Great customer service!
Used this for the first time today along with the Patterson light tight tank and successfully developed two rolls of HP5. Absolutely delighted. The bag is a lot easier to use than I expected (I tried a daylight developing alternative recently and it was so much fiddlier than this even though you can’t see what you’re doing with the light proof bag! Sometimes the classic way is classic for a reason I guess). I do recommend trying to put everything together a couple of times before you load the films though just so you can be confident that you know what goes where once you’re working in the dark. Really pleased with this and my first adventures in home developing, I think it’s gonna get a lot of use from now on!
A must needed item for developing at home, allowing you to load the film into the tank without the need for a darkroom. This larger bag has plenty of room inside or when working with a larger tank and multiple films.