Polyglot brings up some interesting points about E-6 processing.
I have had my CR-200 processed by a Kodak certified lab, the CR-200 was processed at the same time, same run as my other rolls of slide film, Velvia, Ektachrome, Agfa CT-Precisa (The Real German Precisa) and a roll of RSXII 200 film, all the films looked perfect except the CR-200 which was heavy yellow and nasty looking.
Here we are almost a year later, I purchased a 100 foot roll of Agfa Aviphot Chrome 200 from Wittner-Cinetec in Germany which is the same material as CR-200, rolled up a couple of rolls and sent them to the same Kodak Certified lab along with 2 more rolls of German made RSXII 200 ASA, Lo and behold all rolls look fabulous, it was a bit hard at first to really figure out which roll was which.
I have used Agfa slide film for years, never a problem unless the roll was really old and outdated, stored poorly even then the results were never as bad as this CR-200, This CR-200 is the only Agfa slide film I have ever had trouble with.
I would imagine sometimes during "Home" processed E-6 some errors may occur but most home lab people are highly motivated, experienced and are really proficient at what they do, all the other brands of slide film turn out well except for CR-200, People that do home lab have found ways to take care of CR-200's weirdness but one should not have to go through all that for what is sold as a normal E-6 slide film.
Agfa is a very competent film producer, if there were some kind of problem with color balance, the way the film behaves in processing Agfa would immediatly get after the problem and take care of it, Agfa Aviphot Chrome 200 is supposed to be the same emulsion as RSXII 200, this film was perfected back in 1996, anyone experiencing a "Yellow" problem with RSXII? Have not heard of it.
On the Wittner-Cinetec website they comment on this film: "Color film with high saturation, excellent sharpness and precise gray balance. Very high geometric and long term stability, good-natured behavior when processing and development"
The Agfa Aviphot Chrome 200 from Wittner-Cinetec has made life easy and predictable both in professional lab and home development, easy to get fabulous color slides ready for projection, really hard to tell the difference between the original RSXII 200 from Germany and this new stock from Wittner-Cinetec.
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