Kodak Portra Film 120 Colour ISO 800
When you love the colours that the Portra emulsions provide, but expect to head into low-light situations then ensure that this 120 film has a home in your camera bag! More sensitive, rated at ISO 800, but with the beautiful saturation and soft contrast consistent across the range this is a late-night medium format favourite.
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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.
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This product is sometimes mis-spelled Porta.
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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 800 5-pack today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
Absolutely beautiful film, that handles super well in low light conditions and indoors. Also handles well outdoors too, in low or brighter conditions!
Completely worth the price tag, I prefer to shoot this rather than push 400 one stop.
I recently shot a bunch of this film stock in America, and some of it got fried by x-ray scanners, so perhaps wouldn't recommend travelling with it.
I’ll be leaving reviews throughout the website with pictures for full frame scans, so if you’re like me who loves to see the entire image and border, you can see what the results will be like.
This is a great film with warm, beautiful beautiful colours and skin tones and fine grain for it's speed. Best shot at EI 800 or EI 640, it doesn't handle under exposure well. It has more saturation that Portra 400 but not much more grain. It's a great all round film and the 800 speed allows shooting in almost all light conditions.
This film stock is absolutely gorgeous when shot at box speed or even overexposed slightly at 640/400. It has very fine grain naturally at box speed but when shot at those speeds, it seems almost finer based on the negatives I have. The pushability, however leaves a lot to be desired. It, unfortunately does not provide the range such as its sibling - Portra 400. I found that it comes out a bit murky in that case even for just a one stop push. If you are looking for a film solely to push then I would absolutely recommend Portra 400, however if you are looking for a film to shoot in the late evenings, perhaps a bit of blue hour light, at box speed without qualms then reach for Portra 800. It wouldn't fail you in those circumstances.
Portra 800 is a superb film stock. It is especially amazing shot at anywhere from 200 to 640. It has a fairly sifferent look to the 400 and 160 versions. It really thrives with lots of sun, however, due to it's speed it allows you to shoot in lower light conditions if that is what you want. It is not, from what I have experienced and seem as good as the 400 for pushing though. It has very fine grain for an 800 speed film, especially if shot in 120. There is little to fault about it. Though costly, you get something very special for the extra few pounds a roll.