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Kodak Portra Film 120 Colour ISO 160

Our Price: £7.00 GBP



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.



Format: 120
Colour: Colour
Type: Negative
ISO: 160
Exposures: 12
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) Oğuzhan Abdik and BobvdK


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 120 Colour ISO 160 5-pack today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Perfect for: Portraits, Landscapes, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Studio work, Low light/Night
Unbeatable tones

Shot a few rolls of this film in my Pentax 6x7. Cannot get over how beautiful the tones are. Highly recommend exposing at iso 125 to get more shadow detail and more pastel tones- a very desirable look that can only be produced by Portra. Highly recommend this film to anyone looking at shooting a range of subjects, however, the higher ISO offered by Portra 400 may result in it being more versatile and usable in other conditions.

Perfect for: Portraits, Landscapes
Excellent Film

If you've got enough light and want some very fine grain this is an excellent film for nature and portraits.

Very subtle colours and excellent skin tones.

Less forgiving than the 400 so needs a bit of extra attention to get the exposure right.

Perfect for: Portraits, Landscapes
Nice colours

Classic portra colours which are absolutely lovely for subtle landscapes.

Can be a little sensitive to getting the exposure right. But that could just be my scanning technique.

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Architecture, Travel, Low light/Night
Sublime film

One of the best films for handling delicate light and beautiful tones. You can afford to be a little loose with exposure and still get wonderful results. I find Portra 400 to be more useful a lot of the time but I think if you know what you're going to be shooting and you know you'll have good light, Portra 160 is a fine choice for slightly less grain and I think better rendering of skin. I've found that it's a great film for night shooting along with a tripod. As ever with Portra, the colours are probably the most accurate/nicest I've seen.

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work
Lovely colours and resolution

I’ve used portra 160 on a great many occasions and it always delivers. The colours are quite muted and it is a quite low contrast film, but this intentional. Having these features allows you to use post production to achieve whatever look you want. I always shoot at box speed, but the film is extremely flexible and can be overexposed by quite a lot before you run into trouble. I personally prefer this to the more common Portra 400, but I do a lot of studio work where the lighting can be controlled easily. I have used 160 for travel though, in fairly bright conditions and the results are some of the best shots I have ever taken. The detail you can extract is mind blowing. I have a shot taken in the Himalayas as my desktop wallpaper on my PC at work and many people have commented on how I must have used a really expensive camera. When I tell them it was a camera that was made in the 70s and 35mm film it’s quite a surprise for them.

So to;dr, but this film for great quality shots in well lit conditions as long as you (or whoever is scanning your film) is willing to adjust a few sliders in your editing package of choice.