The problem with trying to pinpoint the problem is that you will waste film in the process. If you are confident that loading in the changing bag will work, it may be better to stick to that unless the problem surfaces again. Experimentation would really quench curiosity, though, and perhaps give a definitive answer.
ive proven this film is prone to light piping, i got it around the sprocket holes on my first roll i shot, interestingly, one frame had a spot of orange in the middle of the frame, yet it didnt near the edge. Anyway, those frames had no sign of yellowing what so ever.
My second roll was loaded in near darkness, so will post the results once processed
Yellow is occuring? Sometimes?........But are we talking mega nasty Puke yellow such as what I experienced with Maco/Rollei pcked film or just the little bit of yellow that is sometimes seen characteristic of Agfa slide films?
I have this yellow on rolls that have fogged sprocket holes on their first few frames, but also on rolls that do not have any fogging along the sprocket holes.
The Maco website now has a strongly worded warning about the risk of light piping on polyester films.
It would be great if the stuff was more trouble free. I'll miss Provia 400x a lot when it runs out and I can't buy more. But a 200 film is a great compromise. I've been shooting my remaining E100G and some Precisa-branded Provia 100 lately and it's often just too slow. Bright sunny day, walk into the wooded trails with my wife and dog - nope, 1/8th wide open on my 2.8 zoom. Another stop would be very welcome. (Ok, in that case it isn't really enough and I need at least two. Please Fuji, reconsider canceling Provia 400! /OT)
I didnt know they stopped production of provia 400X!
I havnt even tried that film yet, i take it its more grainy than provia 100, but from what i understand its still very fine grain considering its such a high speed reversal film. Some people seem to like its contrast better than provia 100, which is interesting.
I bought 10 rolls right away and popped them in the freezer. I'm about to buy 10 more. I really like it. Yes, it's a bit grainy but not bad for a 400 slide film. And it's less contrasty than Provia 100 and just a great film for the speed.
All the E6 films I liked are gone - Astia, E100G/Elitechrome, and now Provia 400X. I can work with Provia 100 (just shot a roll of the rebranded Precisa version) but it's a bit too contrasty and a bit too slow for my tastes. I personally rarely need or want something like Velvia though it has legions of fans. I think I'll pick up a few rolls for fall colors though.
Im the process of shooting a roll of wittner 200 rated at 400. Ill have the lab push it 1 stop and ill post some examples soon after that hopefully.
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and? how did the pushed images look?