Kodak Portra 160 - 35mm Film

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Kodak Portra 160 is one of the best colour 35mm films ever seen - with very fine grain, high saturation and low contrast 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.

Don't be put off by the ISO 160 number! In nearly all situations this can be shot at ISO 200 with no perceptible difference in the results - and it also works brilliantly in point-and-shoot cameras.

A pack of 5 ensures great value and over 150 picture-perfect photographs.

Sample shots (c) Richard P J Lambert

NB: Portra 160 and Portra 400 single units come in clear plastic canisters without expiry dates on. Our expiry dates are a minimum of 6 months and up to two years, if you need a more specific date please contact us via email or live chat.

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Format: 35mm
Colour: Colour
Type: Negative
ISO: 160
Exposures: 36
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) Richard P J Lambert


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 160 5-pack today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above (if available) when you purchase your film.

Please note that our long-term aim is to offer developing for every film that we sell, but this is a work-in-progress. For full details and FAQs please head here

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £50.

This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

You will have different shipping options and costs at checkout, depending on how quickly you need your film. Please refer to the Delivery Details page for full information

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Customer Reviews

Based on 91 reviews
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder
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Accreditation Handles: Jonathon McMurray
Seems good to a newbie

First time shooting 35mm film in years (and then it was on a basic point & shoot), so don't have much experience to compare to, but very pleased with the results achieved with this film on recent holiday.

Leila Novak
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Street Photography, Architecture, Travel
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Accreditation Handles: Leila_novak
Smooth grainy film with great tones

it's the first time I have ever used Kodak Portra 160 for my Moroccan trip and it didn't disappoint. Definitely a great film for portrait and colourful scenes.

Joe Cresswell
Perfect for: Landscapes, Travel
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Great for summer

Copes well with a variety of landscape, seashore tones. I tried to use it for evening/sunset and results were mixed however it is expected given the iso. I was impressed with how the film captures earthy and grassy colours and the images taken on a olympus trip appear sharp.
- In better light it performs very well without over being too bright, for sunsets while the foreground often appears dark the film captures the array of colours in the clouds etc very well with subtle colour variation captured.

Theo J.
Perfect for: Portraits, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
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Great for macro!

Portra 160 resolves an incredible amount of detail — see especially the sharpness of the wooden window frame fibres and the leaf hairs above. I like to use it for macro with a ring flash, shooting at 125 to make the colours pop out that little bit more. I tried my hand at a guesstimated long exposure on a bridge above traffic (no ND filter) — the results weren't as awful as I thought they would be so there's quite a bit of flexibility as long as you don't underexpose. I wouldn't recommend Portra 160 for shooting indoors — in my experience the film makes white skin look a little washed out outside direct sunlight, while tungsten lighting can give photos a sickly yellow-green cast.

Cecilia Alabi
Perfect for: Beginners
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Accreditation Handles: @spacekid instagram
Brilliant Film, great look and works fantastically even when messing up

Shots turned out brilliantly even though i’m a bit of a novice, clear and easy to use, turned out well even though i messed up when taking out the film (make sure you rewind all the way!!!!)