Kodak Portra 800 35mm Colour Film
When you love the colours that the Portra emulsions provide but anticipate doing some low-light film photography, then ensure this 35mm film has a home in your camera bag! More sensitive, rated at ISO 800, but with the beautiful saturation and soft contrast consistent across the range, the Kodak Portra 800 is a late-night favourite.
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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) Chris Clogg
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 800 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
People rave about Portra, especially 400 and 800, so I had to try it. And i loved it. This is the 800, in an Olympus Trip, which has a top ASA of 400, so shot at that, and then developed at box speed. I love it. Colours are true, whether it's a bluebell wood or a town cafe (closed for Covid). I will try it at full speed, sometime, to see if there's an extra kick of richness and now that more places are open I'd love to try some low-light shots with i. But shot as it was, i like it very, very much.
I love this film for its rich, arty, still-life colours.. Even in the hands of an amateur (like me), this film renders such rich emotional expression in colour. Get the light right and the exposure and this film will reward you in ways that no digital camera can. For someone like me who is early on their film photography journey, this film stock is an absolute must to try.
I didn't enjoy it quite so much in landscapes: close, natural subjects are what this film really excels with.
Really lovely tone and grain. Considering I’m a beginner this film really helps to make my photos look good! Worth the price.
I love this film stock for those lower light landscape shots, especially at twilight. Being a sensitive film it doesn't travel well through airport scanners as I learnt the hard way.
Was walking around Knightsbridge London and I wanted to get pictures of lights in the dark. Safe to say I got what I wanted and that was thanks to Portra 800’s fine grain that allowed me to get those long exposures shooting at 30/1 when I had tuned the light meter. With the results showing none to very little blur. Here’s my favourite image from that night shooting on Portra 800