Agfaphoto slide film, PINK in clear areas?
Hi guys! I am asking for some advice, I do not know if my process needs debugging at all.
I have shot a couple of rolls of agfaphoto Precisa CT 100 slide film, like all other agfaphoto CT100 slide film i have shot they have this distinct 'barely visible pinkish cast' even on the clear leader. No such casts appear on any of my 100D, 64T, fuji velvia 100, i shot a mixture of all of these over the past few days.
I process it like all my other E-6 which comes out flawless.
What gives? It is weird to say the least. A flaw in my processing? I do not understand why the pink is on the leader as well. Some kind of fog?
All of these have come from the same batch, all but two or three of the images look very muddy as well and not very sharp, although i have three slides which i really like from these rolls combined.
A flaw in my processing? A faulty batch? Yet all my more expensive slides/reversal comes out flawless, i maintain temps at 100F ( +/- 1 degree F) and have never had problems apart from when pH of the chemicals has shifted, I monitor that and run test shots first. (they are not control strips, i know but i have quite a good E6 process for personal use, the shots always look pleasing to my eyes and the eyes of my viewers :) Even friends see me as the one stop E6 shop though, saves them sending their films away and waiting days, not had a complaint yet!
The three affected rolls have been shot on different days, developed in different batches of chemicals even... I have no idea what has caused such a problem, and the images appear very muddy and unsharp to boot, only three slides looked any good from all of these! The rest looked unsharp, dull, and muddy, not pleasing to my eye. I have one roll left from the batch, if it is indeed a faulty batch i should contact the seller and see if i cannot get them replaced.