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 81 reviews
Mark Scott
Perfect for: Portraits, Landscapes, Pinhole/Long-Exposure, Travel
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Loving this film for landscape and long exposure shots.

Had used this film for landscape and portrait work but recently had a go at long exposures. The example posted was a 5 min 15 sec exposure which was taken with a 10 stop ND filter and the exposure time included an added 3 stops to account for reciprocity failure at that speed. Pleased with the result even though my calculations were far from accurate, the added 3 stops were definitely 'guesstimated'. A great film if you can afford it.

Chris Johnson
Perfect for: Portraits, Landscapes, Travel, Studio work
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Great colours and grain, as long as you give it enough light

Like its 400ISO sibling, Portra 160 delivers low contrast, nicely saturated images, which can be worked with very well in post production once you’ve scanned them.
Where it falls down is during underexposure, with the result being a sort of grainy, green mess. I’d recommend giving it a third of a stop more than its rated speed. I usually set the meter to 125ISO as the film handles overexposure very well.

Joe Thompson
Perfect for: Portraits, Street Photography, Architecture, Travel, Studio work
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Portra 160

Absolutely ace for shots of people. Found great results in early/late light. Some landscapes didn't go according to plan, but give it a pastel environment and it works a treat.

Elena Turkina

Portra 160 is my favourite, fantastic quality! Thank you, will buy again and again!

David Lehan
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder
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This film is now one of my favourites, I love the look and how all my images turned out.