Kodak Portra 160 - 35mm Film
Our Price: £12.00 GBP100116
One of the best colour 35mm 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.
A pack of 5 ensures great value and over 150 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.
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!
Shot earlier in 2021 when snow was afoot, this was a challenging stock to wrap my head around, when coupled with shooting in snow. I loved the results - skin tones are remnant of real life, but still with a classic look. The greens are perhaps a bit brown, but this likely my poor exposure.
Having recently bought a classic 35mm film camera I wanted to put it through its paces and challenge myself to shooting film again after a digital-only break of about 15 years. I tried Kodak Portra 160 because of its reputation for quality, fine grain and beautiful, balanced colour palette. Most of my images were indoor, natural light product shots, from which I had high-res scans done, and was able to compare directly with digital images taken at the same time. I have to say I was impressed, the colours were very appealing, quite subtle and contrast was well controlled so even where I was slightly off with exposure I was able to recover detail in both shadows and highlights on the scanned copies. On a 27" monitor the images almost have the detail levels of the digital images, yet still have that classic 'filmic' look which differentiates it from the starkly clean "perfection" of digital photographs. 160 ISO was bit slow for indoor handholding so Portra 400 would help here, but most of the images were shot on a tripod so that wasn't a major issue. For my next roll I need to try more outdoor subjects in different conditions, but right now Portra 160 looks like being a favourite.
When I started film photography I promised myself I would not become like Them. Who's Them? Oh you know the analog shooters who only use Portra and harp on about the toneezzzz. Well here I am staring at my pictures and thinking...god, just look at those tones! The conversion has happened so quickly I've suddenly found myself wearing beanies and I'm in the process of setting up a youtube channel where I'll somehow be shooting with a different camera every week. Anyway, it's a lovely film and the colours it produces are just lovely.
A beautiful film with soft colours that produces a vintage look. Definitely worth trying, and the soft grain makes it appropriate for portraits, but it would also be suitable for a wide range of purposes.
This is a beautiful film with subtle colours and famously good skin tones. I rated it at 100 ISO and didn't compensate in the processing and was delighted by the softness and dreamy atmosphere it conveyed. I think the film is tolerant of a range of exposures and I'd like to try pushing it next time I use it (although that might destroy its unique aesthetic.