Kodak Portra 400 - 120 Film
Our Price: £12.50 GBP100120
A more forgiving version of the ever-popular Portra range, the Kodak Portra 400 120 film is one of the best everyday colour emulsions for capturing daily medium-format life in beautiful colours and soft contrast. Stock up with this pack of 5 and never regret that you did!
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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.
Sample shots (c) Anton Novoselov
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 400 5-pack today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
After a few rolls of 160 I thought it was time to try the 400 flavour.
Loaded up my recently acquired Mamiya RB67 and fired through the roll. Developed at home with Cinestill c41 kit.
Scanned with the Pixl-latr I could see straight away the colours were vibrant and once I’d converted using NLP I was so impressed with the colours, the grain and how sharp it was.
It has the famous Portra look so you know you’re going to enjoy using it.
This for me was a first (well 3 x 1st). First shot with Portra 400, 120 film. First reciprocity calculation. First use of colour developing C41.
I love shooting 120 but am mainly a monochrome person for the benefit of easy and cost effective development and scanning. I decided to learn during "Lockdown No 3" how to develop colour. The whole process was easier than I thought and the results can be seen here.
This is how it came out of camera and I am now a Kodak Portra 400 convert. I love the colours and the way it reflects truly what this scene looks like as the "last bus at the Regal" makes its way to the overnight park.
Being a relatively new member to the film world and being of an age where my cameras were all digital moving to film gave a whole new possibility. Choosing the film to use is a big choice to make, the cost and that you can't change it half way through you need to make the right choice.
This is why I will always recommend Portra 400, It has such incredible pasture colours and the dynamic range is huge, so if you mess up a bit (which does happen) you have a large about of leeway and still get the shot. I typically use it for landscapes but its suitable for portraits or generally anything you want.
It's a fantastic film and always 5*
Great for an overcast and gloomy Winter's day.