Kodak Portra 400 - 35mm Film

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Kodak Portra 400 is the more forgiving version of the ever-popular Portra range. This 35mm film is one of the best everyday colour emulsions for capturing daily life in beautiful colours and soft contrast.

NB: Portra 160 and Portra 400 single units ship in clear plastic canisters without expiry dates on. Our expiry dates are a minimum of 6 months and up to two years, if you need a more specific date please contact us via email or live chat.


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 film 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: 35mm
Colour: Colour
Type: Negative
ISO: 400
Exposures: 36
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. And if you want the full details about the film, including technical information, read about Kodak Portra over on EMULSIVE.


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) Richard P J Lambert


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 35mm Colour ISO 400 5-pack today and dive back into the fun of 35mm 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 175 reviews
Calum Stewart
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Landscapes
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Kodak Portra 400

Great film with a good exposure latitude and grain structure, the images produced aren’t too saturated and leave room for some editing too. Only downside is the price.

Ian Simmons
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Analogue Wonderland Newbie - Now my one stop film shop!

First time of using AW to process the first film taken on my recently purchased Nikon F100.

So impressed with the whole process. Sending the film(s) is super easy and the communication and return is very quick.

Going to be taking a lot more film photos this year alongside my trusty Nikon Z cameras!

The photos are taken on Kodak Gold 200, Nikon F100, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8S and Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR.

The results were excellent given that I didn't know how the camera itself would be (you can't always believe what sellers tell you). But, both camera and film worked perfectly and has inspired and rekindled my love of analogue photography.

Already purchased some HP5 and Portra 400 :-).

Looking forward to sending the next film to AW to be processed. I know I won't be disappointed.

Kerri Larkin
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Creative/Abstract, Low light/Night
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5:00 club Street photography

Getting up at 5:00 in the morning and while the town sleeps and its lit up . Its also peaceful . I opted for kodak portra 400. And photos turned out wonderful. I like the texture grain with portra. And the colours. Doing street photography this early you get a feel for the sleepy town and the quiet

Joe Thompson
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Get this for a treat. It's expensive, but it really can be wonderful. Sample photo is in low light to show just how much it can do handheld.

Oliver Hemmings
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Landscapes, Travel
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Brilliant film

I took this to South Africa with my Olympus XA to shoot general holiday snaps. It’s brilliant. The colour are stunning.