Kodak Portra Film 120 Colour ISO 160
Our Price: £9.50 GBP100261
One of the best colour films ever seen - with very fine grain, high saturation and low contrast the Portra 160 film will make children look angelic, your friends look beautiful, and often captures the mood of a situation more truthfully than you realised would be possible - especially in medium format. A pack of 5 ensures great value and 60 picture-perfect photographs.
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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.
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This product is sometimes mis-spelled Porta.
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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 160 5-pack today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
I'd put off trying Portra for as long as possible as I'd heard so many people talking about how wonderful it was I wanted to really see the difference when I did try it- I didn't want it to be one of the first/only films I'd tried and then be saying nice things about it without knowing any better.
That said, having now tried and tested all the other big name emulsions, I'm still blown over by how good this stuff is(the 160 version at least- I understand all three versions are a little different...). The warm, pastel colours and very fine grain bring the best of what makes shooting film special- rather than coldly reflecting reality like a RAW image from a good DSLR, Portra subtly enhances that same reality with a warm and pleasant tint- a bit like Super 8, Portra has the ability to render images how the mind recalls them rather than how the eye sees them. Perhaps that doesn't make much sense... try this film and you'll see what I mean for yourself!
the tonality of portra is quite rightly highly regarded, and portra one 160 in the right light produces some gorgeous almost grain free result, it a fantastic film the only knock i have against it portra's more subdued less contrasty look can be a hinderance at times for me, i havent experimented with pushing portra at all but its wide latitude on the over exposure side is definitely a plus, i'd rate this film at 100 personally and dev at box but ive also shot it at 50 and got grreat results.
my personal preference is always over expose portra against the box speed by 1 or even 2 stops if you prefer a more punchy contrasty look .
Slightly less versatile than a 400 iso film with our sultry UK weather , but the fine grain and dynamic range make this the best portrait film on the market in my opinion
What can I say about this versatile little beauty. I am predominantly a portrait photographer, so this ticks all of the boxes for me. However I can see it would have it's uses in a variety of other genres too. In fact I intend to head out this week to shoot some urban landscapes with a roll or two. It's grain is very well controlled, giving a wonderful smooth look while still maintaining it's sharp detail and beautiful analogue colour tones. Really comes to life when slightly over exposing, with bright vivid colours and punchy contrast. Yo really can't go wrong with this stuff!
First time buying and trying this film and got a whole box to play around with during lockdown. I really like it but I feel it might have a redish hue to it. It might be me as I am also home developing but can be easily rectified on any photo editing software. I think it's best for controlled portraits but I love the way my landscapes have come out with it due to the fine grain.