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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Specification

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 182 reviews
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D.I.
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Punchy if underexposed

Can get quite punchy colours out of it if underexposed. Very versatile

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D.I.
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work, Low light/Night
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: @danielasivanova
Classic for a reason

Would recommend for pretty much everything but beginner photography as it is quite expensive.

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Hannah Murphy
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Studio work
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: @hmfilmphoto
Portrait

Great for skin tones as it is known for. Very versatile film stock. Great all-rounder. Little over-priced but what film stock isn't these days.

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E.W.
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Street Photography, Low light/Night
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: @elliwoodd Instagram
An all around great film!!

This film is extremely beginner friendly and works well in both natural lighting and dark flash settings. Would buy again.

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Aran
Perfect for: Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: instagram: @aransena
Avoid underexposure

Relatively new to film photography, think I slightly underexposed? Probably best to err a bit on the side of overexposure for C41, seems more forgiving in that direction!