Kodak Portra Film 120 Colour ISO 160
Our Price: £9.00 GBP100119
One of the best colour films ever seen - with very fine grain, high saturation and low contrast the Portra 160 film will make children look angelic, your friends look beautiful, and often captures the mood of a situation more truthfully than you realised would be possible - especially in medium format. A pack of 5 ensures great value and 60 picture-perfect photographs.
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Kodak - properly known as Kodak Eastman - was founded in America in 1888 and dominated the "Western" world of photography for the next 100 years, constantly in fierce rivalry with the Japanese Fuji. Similarly to Fuji the advent of digital photography at the turn of the century caused significant financial problems. A late attempt to win in the compact market was hit by the rise of mobile photography and bankruptcy followed in 2012. Fortunately the photography business has survived under the Kodak Alaris name - based in Hertfordshire, England - and they have delighted the analogue industry by pledging continued support for film production and the promise of bringing back old favourite emulsions.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Kodak
This product is sometimes mis-spelled Porta.
Where we ship
When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Kodak Portra Film 120 Colour ISO 160 5-pack today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
Portra 160 is a beautiful low grain, slow film. If you’re outside in the morning/evening, you will probably want a tripod; but the great colour, almost limitless overexposure latitude and clean images will definitely be worth it!
I’ll be buying some more rolls soon!
...I asked myself, and the answer revealed itself in a flash of divine inspiration (or rather, in various forum threads and Facebook groups). "Try medium-format." So I did, and now I am here to say that the forum threads and Facebook groups were right - there's nothing quite like the subtle but luminous, smooth but eye-catching palette of Portra 160, and if anything, it shines even more in medium-format. I think the sample images, all from a single roll shot on a Mamiya 645 which I am only just learning to use, speak for themselves.
I use this almost exclusively in my Hasselblad 503CW in the studio for fashion up to art nude. It has the best skin tones and balance, with a good degree of exposure latitude and superb grain, working well with all types of light modifiers, making it great for beginners too.
What is there to say about the Portra 160 very versatile film great for portrait and landscapes, skin tones are fabulous on location or in a studio though a great light outdoors or soft light modifiers in a studio are necessary for best results giving very fine grain and overall colours.
As a newbie with medium format photography, I decided to take this film out for a spin during a trip to the The Lake District and I am so impressed with the results. It works extremely well in daylight, especially when it's sunny; and creates interesting effects when it's a little darker too. The colours are beautiful and there is little noise, making it perfect for landscapes and portraits alike!