Top Rated Gear

Our Price

$23.95
Buy more and save
Quantity Discount
QuantityAmount

The quantity discount will be reflected in your shopping cart

About Adorama

Acts as a "Portable Darkroom". Used for loading film tanks, bulk film loaders and sheet film holders. Can also be used when removing a broken roll of film from the camera. Constructed of black nylon material. They are double bagged and double zippered with elastic wrist bands, making them absolutely light tight.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (16),Lightweight (14),Durable (12),Improves function (7)
Best Uses:
Travel (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (10),Semi-pro photographer (7),Photography student (3)

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.2

(based on 22 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice changing bag for a nice price

This is a solid changing bag. I also had some issues with stray threads from the stitching on the inside of the bag and in one case, contaminated a roll but didn't affect the pictures. I spent a minute to track down any remaining offenders and have been carefree since. One of the things that can be seen as a disadvantage of this type of changing bag is that there is no built-in support so you must move the fabric while manipulating the pieces. Also, it traps moisture so if you are loading man...

View full Review

This is a solid changing bag. I also had some issues with stray threads from the stitching on the inside of the bag and in one case, contaminated a roll but didn't affect the pictures. I spent a minute to track down any remaining offenders and have been carefree since. One of the things that can be seen as a disadvantage of this type of changing bag is that there is no built-in support so you must move the fabric while manipulating the pieces. Also, it traps moisture so if you are loading many rolls, don't be surprised if it gets a little moist in there, especially if you have some moisture left in your hands and in your tank from a previous batch. After longer sessions I'll turn it inside out to dry. These are small annoyances compared to the price of a supported changing bag, though, which start at around $65. In lieu of a light-tight room, this bag gives you all sorts of freedom when bulk-loading film, loading development reels or retrieving a broken roll from a camera. Thanks, Adorama, for making an affordable changing bag that is actually made quite well.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

light leak

My had a light leak. Caused my to loose film. Not happy. If you get one check it with a flashlight in a dark room. Good luck

Reviewed by 22 customers

 
4.0

Light Weight / Still Rubber Lined

By

from Victorville, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This bag will replace my aging one. The Adorama bag is lighter weight but it still has a rubber lining, although thinner than my older bag. The price is right for this bag. The elastic on the sleeves are tight (good). You should turn it inside-out before the first use. Check for loose threads. Also you will need to trim the end seam along the zipper from the inside. The factory left it frayed. Be careful not to cut a hole. Use compressed air afterward to clear out what you have trimmed. Other than that, the bag should work as expected. For half of what I paid for my older bag this one is still a good deal.

 
5.0

Works well

By

from Mid Atlantic, USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this to load and unload 2.25"x3.25" and 4"x5" sheet film holders, at home. I works well (no light leaks)and you can do about four to five 4"x5" film holders. Anymore than that and it gets pretty crowded, not enough room for 8"x10" film.

 
4.0

Robert Langham Shiprock

By

from Tyler, Txas  -  Pro Photographer

Replaced identical changing bag that was 30 years old and had lost the elastic in the cuffs. Bag rides in my F64 Camera pack and is used on location, including some fairly remote spots such as the Diving Board at Yosemite or the West Face of Shiprock. I look for shady spots to use it but this trip even reloaded holders while being driven from Monument Valley to Shiprock. Bag for up to 5X7 only. I'd hate to try and handle 8X10 in it.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

light leak

By

from Missouri  -  Photography Student

My had a light leak. Caused my to loose film. Not happy. If you get one check it with a flashlight in a dark room. Good luck

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well Designed

By

from Lacey, WA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The changing bag is well designed. One student failed to zip the second zipper, still no light leaks.

 
5.0

Great for first timers

By

from Brooklyn, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

I am getting back into film photography and I also want to develop my own film. This is a great changing bag, even for someone like me who never used one before.

 
5.0

First time using a changing bag

By

from Brooklyn, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

It took some practice but I managed to be able to load ten 4x5 film holders without fogging the film. The changing bag has a very snug fit which was tighter than I expected but I got used the elastic being so tight against my arms.

 
5.0

Great for small apts :)

By

from NYC  -  Photography Student

I use this to load film into my light tight developing tank. I also use it sometimes it to respool film. It has two layers that you need to zip up, which makes it more or less fool proof and also very reliable not to get light leaks. The elastic on the arms is very tight, so I'm very confident no light gets in that way. It's very spacious, more than enough to fit a 4 reel tank, scissors, can opener, etc. Really recommend it. If you don't want to wait until the dead of night to sneak into your closet and block all the cracks to develop film, this is a worthy, relatively cheap investment.

 
5.0

Needed one and got the right one

By

from Montreal  -  Photo Enthusiast

Introduce my daughter to film development. This is a must in the gears needed. Very satisfied with it

 
4.0

Used for loading film onto reels.

By

from upstate NY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I'm one of those photographers who came to photography via digital and is now rediscovering film. Since getting film developed locally has become more difficult and expensive, I figured I'd give developing my own a try. If one is only developing film but is scanning the negatives into a computer rather than printing straight from the negatives, one only needs complete darkness for transferring the film to a tank. This bag does the trick. It was easy to use, and it's easy to store. The only negative is that it had an overpowering chemical smell when I first took it out of the bag. I hung it out on my clothesline for a few days, and the smell is gone, so that's really only a con if you have nowhere or no time to let it off-gas.

Q&A

Questions & Answers Powered by TurnTo®

Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
KENNETH M  Great for when you realize you don't have any more dark slides with you and want to keep shooting. With a lightproof developing canister to put the reel loaded film in the bag you have just freed up a film back so you can shoot more.
Shopper  Hi, How heavy is it? Thanks for your time.
VIVEK S  Not heavy at all. Very light and easily transportable. If I had to estimate the weight, I would guess between 8 and 10 ounces.
top
Share this item:
Adorama.com is top rated for customer serviceHACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.