Having discovered this film a while back and loving some of the photos I'd seen online, I ordered myself a roll earlier this month. I have a model friend who, when I told her about the film and she'd Googled some photo examples, was as excited about shooting with it as I was. I have to point out that it was a roll of the no longer made 120, so was old stock I'd sourced. Anyway, today was the day we'd arranged to shoot. Picked model up from the train station then drove us both to the location. I never load a new film until I'm at the location because plans can suddenly change, so don't want to end up with the wring film loaded for the type of shoot. So, I take the 'Purple' out of its foil wrapping and go to remove the sticky tape holding the end of the film leader in place. And that's where everything went wrong. I couldn't remove that tape for love nor money, only the top layer of it seemingly coming off in bits, leaving the sticky part well and truly stuck. Plan B, try to lift a bit of the leader itself and prise it free that way. No chance, the leader seemed as resolutely stuck as the tape holding it in place. After a couple of frustrating minutes, finally managed to tear a bit of leader free, but stuck part still well and truly stuck, so that eventually, to unstick it, I ended up with a leader that was half the width of the rest of the film. Although it looked a mess, it only affected the leader, so I loaded it as normal, carefully wound it to the start mark, then fitted film and insert into the camera. Pressed shutter button to wind to first frame. Camera made the noise of winding the film on, but no frame number appeared on the display. Tried this 3 more times with the same result before giving up and taking the film insert out, thereby wasting the roll of expensive (£10 + £3 postage) film. The camera obviously didn't recognise there was a film in it. To add insult to injury, I hadn't taken another film to the shoot with me as we'd only been planning to do the 'Purple' shoot, so wasted a day for both of us. Gutted is an understatement.