Kodak Portra 800 - 120 Film
When you love the colours that the Portra emulsions provide, but expect to head into low-light situations then ensure that this 120 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 this is a late-night medium format 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) stephanie carter
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 800 5-pack today and dive back into the fun of 120 film photography!
Compared with Cinestill 800T the colours are more natural with fewer compromises - this is a great fast colour film.
It's hugely forgiving - these are exposed in a slightly leaky manual camera in strong sunlight (I may have made a mistake when I loaded the camera...) but the exposures have come out more than ok!
From my experience, what's great about the Portra series is that regardless your exposure skills most of the time you nail it. And if not, this film allows you to find so much in what might seem to be lost at first sight. Colours are lovely as well as skintones. Also great for a bad weather day and situations with not much available sunlight. In my case - rainy day and Portra800 was a good idea.
This film is pretty nice to have, but I Porta 400 is definitely more versatile. I found that as much as the colours have that nice muted tone, if you're shooting in low light it can hard to keep interesting contrast in your image. This is probably better with some additional light, but then if you have that why not use 400?
Brilliant color in this film , so thick a strong but soft and gentle too... great film for pushing to 1or 2 stops and for hand holding those mighty medium format system cameras .. the portra range of films 160/400 are the staple for lots people and the 800 is everybit as good when you want some deeper thicker colours...everything shot in your examples was done hand holding a hassle 500cm and the film pushed 1-2 stops, 2 stops for the cars and bike ... the brain I thick is fine at box and not very acceptable at +2,... if you want a good film for poorer or indoor shooting this might be the one for you , or if you want nice soft bold colours it’s worth trying ..
Absolutely beautiful film, that handles super well in low light conditions and indoors. Also handles well outdoors too, in low or brighter conditions!
Completely worth the price tag, I prefer to shoot this rather than push 400 one stop.
I recently shot a bunch of this film stock in America, and some of it got fried by x-ray scanners, so perhaps wouldn't recommend travelling with it.
I’ll be leaving reviews throughout the website with pictures for full frame scans, so if you’re like me who loves to see the entire image and border, you can see what the results will be like.