You know, I have a theory about this "Yellow" CR-200 film problem, Could it be possible back in 2007 or 2008 when Maco/Rollei introduced the film that Maco/Rollei purchased an absolutely huge quantity of this film all of the same emulsion batch number that looked fine back in 2008 and 2009 but as time went by that huge quantity of film still being sold today and is over 6 years old has just plain deteriorated to being yellow.
After the film was all confectioned back in 2007 and 2008 who knows how it was stored? This could very well explain the "Yellow" film problem. This stuff could be really old and poorly stored.
Kodak and Fuji are quite careful about storage and distibution of their films to assure consistant results, they most likely confection quantities they think will be used up before it goes bad.
I remember back in the day myself and my brother would purchase 20 roll packages of Ektachrome and Kodachrome that was too fresh, It would look a bit greenish, no problem, we would just leave that package of film out in normal room temperature for a few months, test a roll, it would look fine after a bit of "ageing" then place the remaining rolls in the refrigerator and the film would be good for many, many years. This practice is not at all necessary for Kodak color films labelled "Professional" because they are already aged to perfection and cold stored. Agfa's color film ageing policy remains a mystery whereas Kodak did comment on their ageing policy back in the day.
An interesting thought, How about taking a roll of perfectly good Wittner-Cinetec D200 (Agfa Aviphot Chrome 200) and leaving it out on the dashboard of your car to be cooked in the sun for several months then shoot it and have it developed, I'll bet it will be yellow.....
You know a strange abusive test like this could really shed one hell of a lot of light on the "yellow" CR-200 mystery, any volunteers?
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