Kodak Portra 400 - 120 Film

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A forgiving version of the ever-popular Portra range, 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.

Film Details

Kodak Portra 400 was launched in 1998 and replaced the older 'Vericolor' emulsion in Kodak's range. Originally there were two variants of Portra: 'Vivid Colour' and 'Natural Colour' but a technical update in 2010 made the difference redundant with a new and improved film.

Portra is famous for its outstanding replication of skin tones. The 400 speed is the most versatile of the family (there is also a Portra 160 and a Portra 800) and it can be pushed/pulled while still delivering gorgeous results.

When you look at the ratings for this emulsion online, well over 90% of them are five-star. "Fantastic skin tones" are referenced in many of them! In fact Portra 400 is the top recommended film for portrait on our entire store.

Of course that doesn't mean that you have to just use it for portraits and everything else will look terrible - there are many gorgeous architectural, landscape, pet photos in the reviews as well.

Ultimately this is a premium film with very powerful chemistry, and the photos it will produce for you are going to be beautiful


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Format: 120
Colour: Colour
Type: Negative
ISO: 400
Exposures: 12
Pack size: 5 or 1


To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film.  

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 Analogue WonderLab

When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above (if available) when you purchase your film.

Please note that our long-term aim is to offer developing for every film that we sell, but this is a work-in-progress. For full details and FAQs please head here

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £50.

This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

You will have different shipping options and costs at checkout, depending on how quickly you need your film. Please refer to the Delivery Details page for full information

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Customer Reviews

Based on 89 reviews
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Landscapes, Studio work
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Amazing, if a little vanilla

It's obviously popular for a reason. It has great attitude, which is incredibly forgiving. Colour rendition is amazingly accurate and its just a very pleasant all round film. Shame about the constant price hikes!

Chunky M.
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work
Sharing with the Film Community: No
Portra goes hard

Love portra 400, amazing colours, grain and sharpness. Lots of latitude too. There's a reason this film stock is so revered.

Josh Hinds
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Landscapes, Architecture, Travel
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
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Rightly a classic - but needs light

The colour negative that everyone compares other emulsions to. It’s a classic and for good reason - the exposure latitude and tones that come out of this film allow for great images even in challenging conditions. Works best in bright light, in subdued light the colours can be quite dull. The grain is fine and pleasant where visible (minimal on medium format). The scanned files also give a great base for further editing if desired. It is a shame that it is expensive, I do wonder if Gold in 120 might hamper the sales of this film…

Bill P
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder
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Just just got to love it.

I love those Subtle tones when I get my metering right. I think this is my most versatile film stock that I carry in the bag. I would recommend this to anybody for capturing just about any form of photography. Price would be my only issue, especially now Gold is on the scene. However having used both stocks in the same shoot, there is a place for both, so I guess I just have to wait for AW to do those special price deals.

Ben Thompson
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder
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Kodak Portra in the highlands

Great film stock for natural colours and fine grain. The perfect all-weather film