For at least 3 or 4 years, I am battling to have a good final slide film (Velvia 50 and 100) - most of them are heavily underexposed, 1 or even 2 stops, I have had even fully black one. Of course the colours are also changed. At the beginning I was blaming the development, as the machine E6 is long gone and they develop it by hand in Jobo and with Tetanal. But as there are 4 places here, which still develop E6, once they even used Fuji chemicals in 6 baths and all of them get similar results, I start looking for other reasons. The people who develop it are my friends and they supposed my camera had some issues. We made a test which wasn't very convincing... the difference wasn't visible. Slowly I was starting to think, that there is something else wrong - as Fujifilm had no longer competition on the slide market, I was wondering if something had changed in the production line. A theory that was rejected from everyone I talked to - indeed it sounds strange. But... today I got my first new Ektachrome and it is absolutely PERFECT!!!! I haven't seen such a good film for years! And I shoot slides for over 10 years now... The shooting conditions are absolutely the same - camera and development. With a lot of regrets I will have to say 'goodbye Velvia', you was gorgeous... once.