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!
The film is warm and great for a pastel look to the usual film photographer if over exposed a bit, but it has very nice depth to its shadows and the dynamic range is always great
Portra 400 is maybe the most used and cliche film today and the reason being is because the results you can achieve can’t be beaten.
Under or overexpose and you’re still going to be able to scrape a usable image out of it as it’s so forgiving.
I usually rate mine at 200 for a brighter image :)
It does exactly what it says on the tin. And that my fellow film fans is portraits. All-day, all night. In the shower, on a bus. Whenever, wherever. Portra. Put it in your Pentax, put it in your Panon. Portra. Costs a lot of money, shoot it anyway. Portra.
It's also amazing for other stuff too. Like landscapes, or studio work, or whatever chuffing else you may fancy. But in all seriousness, it's a great emulsion to work with. The relationships between the colour tones this film captures are sublime, it works, it's easy to print, and it's easy to scan and correct. It looks good with little effort and incredible with a little bit more. Yeah, it's expensive, I always seem to have full boxes for months at a time, never quite finding something 'worthy' of it. But when the time is right, yeah, this is the one. If you're a bit more minted though, shoot away.
5/5 expensive and snobby but delivers undeniable results.
I do like this film. You can get fantastic results with it. and I can see why it's popular. And I do recommend grabbing a roll of it if it's on sale and are new to film and getting better at understanding light and exposure levels.
But for the most of it, I feel it's becoming a bit of an elitist film stock. By the looks on analogue photo forums you can see that other people skip over all most photos unless it says it's shot on Portra. Such a shame as there a other great choices out there
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.