Just an FYI type of posting here with regard to static discharges and their effects on undeveloped film. I had recently exposed a roll of Fuji Neopan 1600 at 3200. Thinking I was clever, and that I could skip a step, I left some of the leader hanging out the end of the canister so that I would have to pop it open prior to loading the film onto the reel. I hadn't ever done this before, and I don't know why I chose to do so this time. I pulled the film out of the canister st a good pace, extending my arm to full length in about 1 second. I loaded the film onto the reels and developed it as per usual. The results are shown below, and please excuse the grossly underexposed negative. Along the lower edge of the frame, you can clearly see the lightning strike pattern of the static discharge. The air in the room in which I was working was very dry; I would hazard a guess of 10% - 15% RH. This combined with the speed at which the film was dragged across the felt edge of the canister must have generated enough static to cause this discharge. It occurred about 8 times along the whole roll of 36 frames. So be forewarned, that in dry environments it is not a good idea to pull the exposed film back out of the canister by the leader lest you get Thunderstruck. Cue AC/DC!