Quote Originally Posted by Simonh82 View Post
I've followed this thread for a long time and used the film a handful if times. I'm convinces, reading individual reports and taking this thread as a whole that the issue is to do with light piping and not bad film.

Everyone is aware of the issue but not recognising that it may be the only cause of the problem. If the problem is worse near the leader and gets better throughout the film this sounds like classic light piping.

I don't think this film can be handled like normal film. I think you need to treat it like HEI and load I'm complete darkness. I also think it should be stored in black canisters, which my film came in but I'd sounds like others haven't.

A real test would be to look at results from 120 film where the backing paper should stop the light piping. Has anyone experienced this problem with 120 film?
I dont think its an issue to do with light piping at all, i shot my first roll after loading it in a room full of artificial light from fluorescent lamps.
I did suffer light piping, but only made the edges of the sprocket holes an orange like colour.
The images itself were perfect and my sample shots i posted here display that.
Ive loaded my second roll in the dark as a precaution, but dont feel its 100% necessary.

All Fuji Films are made with a polyester base as far as im aware, and it doesnt seem people are reporting this yellowing issue with their films.
Unless this polyester base in the AGFA stock is ultra clear and allowing more light through?

Quote Originally Posted by wblynch View Post
Why do they mess around with the polyester base at all?

Traditional base has always worked great and should be easily available world wide.
True, but i thought pretty much all films today had switched over to polyester, mainly because of its long term stability, it does not degrade or break down, well at least not for hundreds of years :P

The old acetate films were often subject to vinegar syndrome.