I just received 15 rolls of TMax 400 (36 exp) from B&H and noticed that every roll has a lot of black light trap lint on the outside of the cassette. I have never noticed this problem before, even when I roll it myself). It could be from the manufacturing environment, but it could also indicate that the actual velvet used in the cassettes is shedding and will deposit more as the film feeds out.
Has anyone ever had a problem with this in the past?
This is probably unrelated, but the label on the cassettes is also slightly different. This 400TMax is in black whereas the same film purchased back in 2011 had more green printing. The actual film appearance looks the same. The expiration date on the packages (which were sealed) is 2015.
This is all rather irritating because I also got 100ft roll of TMax 100 as part of the same order and it has an expiration date of November 2013 (2 months later than the 100ft roll I got back in 2011). This film is going with me on Saturday when I leave for a photo expedition to Toronto.