This conveniently compact and portable darkroom can get you out of the most frustrating jams... like when your camera jams, for example. Don't lose a whole roll of film. Instead, slip your arms into the light-blocking, double-walled sleeves of the Changing Room and fix the problem in style.
There's plenty of room to work, even for loading 4x5 or 8x10 film, and the reflective finish keeps the interior cool and your hands dry.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I bought this changing tent for a photo road trip a few years ago, and it proved it's worth time and again. I was shooting primarily 4x5, which necessitated constant unloading and reloading of the film holders while out on location. This is a very delicate process because of the danger of scratching the film. The changing tent allowed me to move freely without the fumbling involved in a normal dark bag. It was also large enough that I was able to comfortably load and unload 20 to 25 film holders at once. It also folded up neatly (about the size of a large collapsible reflector) and was easily stored in a crowded car. As I moved around for the next couple of years, it allowed me to have a secure (light-tight) loading area when living in homes where it wasn't possible to make a light-tight space. Students, and photographers who do a lot of travel, will benefit the most from it. A few cons of the changing tent are: It is a little confusing to fold down the first couple of times. It is a tight fit to put back in it's bag once folded. The arm holes have a sweatshirt-like material at the opening that makes your arms sweaty and somewhat uncomfortable when working in it for long periods (20+ minutes). It is a bit wide, and may be a little uncomfortable for people with shorter arms to use.
It's very useful for making a dark space for putting film on to a speed reel and into a developing tank. It's not portable at all, but that's not why I bought it.