The first film came out OK - I posted "Cotter Force 4" to the standard gallery as an example. This was metered with the Weston Master V that came with the camera. The film was 1997-dated APX100 so I was pleased to see it's still eminently useable as I have quite a lot in the fridge. Interestingly, I noticed that the 2006 APX100 I processed at the same time is on a much thinner base.