Kodak Portra 800 35mm Colour Film
When you love the colours that the Potra 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!
A go-to film for me when shooting in unknown or difficult lighting situations. It produces lovely pastel colours, even in lower light. The grain is noticeable but reasonable for the iso.
Brilliant quality photos in low light or daylight. Fine grain.
This is really good low light film from Kodak with some attractive grain in shots and working very well for that portra feel even at the increased ISO. However I personally like using Portra 400 and pushing to get the speed required for low light photography rather than using the more expensive Portra 800, though if you are not able to have your film pushed this is a great choice for Portra at 800 speed.
I like the flexibility of this film, it will perform well in a lot of challenging conditions, however, when it comes to dedicated night shooting, I would always choose Portra 160/400 and a tripod over Portra 800 handheld. I just feel like the colours are better with the two lower speed films and the increased grain of 800 isn't particularly attractive. That's a somewhat minor gripe I suppose as results that are close to Portra 160 at 800 speed are still very impressive. Due to the price, I think you really need to know that the subject you're going to be shooting will benefit from the use of this film, if all the conditions line up, it can get fantastic results.
Probably the most versatile and worth the money films. If I could afford to shoot it all the time I would. Great in ambient and natural low light conditions. Captures a great range of colours and allows high apertures to capture all the detail during day time shoot's. An amazing travel companion. Used it last in harsh winter sun and didn't disappoint.