Fogging From Changing Bag?

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James Bleifus

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While out in the field the other day I had to stop and put fresh film in my holders. I've developed the film tonight and several of the sheets of film have fogging with a crosshatch pattern. The pattern looks pretty much like the pattern from the inner bag of my changing bag. I checked to ensure that the zippers were closed tight before changing the film so I can only conclude that the bag is either A) not of high enough quality to use in the field (I bought one of those black bags that have been around for years and years) or, B) this was just has a light leak that wasn't apparent before because I usually load my film in subdued light. Can anyone suggest an INEXPENSIVE bag that will get the job done? Thanks!

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James
 

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I used to throw my dark cloth over the changing bag (if it's not too hot or humid). You might test it out and save some $$ that way. Then I went and bought a Patterson tent and never looked back.

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Try eBay. They come up all the time real cheap.
Ask the seller if they are lined with a rubberized material on the inside - very lighttight.
I own a B&J (Burke & James) changing bag that has this rubber-like material as an inner liner and it seems perfectly light-tight.

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James Bleifus

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Thanks Schmoo. You've given some good advice. I think I'll bite the bullet and get a tent AND place the dark cloth over it for extra protection.

Mike, thanks for the post. I have the type now with the rubberized interior and it's only a few months old. Since it's already leaking I'm going to change to a different style.

Anyone have any experience with the Photoflex Changing Room from Freestyle Photo? Seems affordable.

Cheers,

James
 
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