Kodak Portra 400 - 35mm Film

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A more forgiving version of the ever-popular Portra range, this 35mm Kodak Portra 400 film is one of the best everyday colour emulsions for capturing daily life in beautiful colours and soft contrast. Buy Kodak Portra 400 bulk with this pack of 5 — we promise you won’t regret that you did :)

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: 400
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 400 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 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

How Does the Bundled Developing Work?

To make your analogue adventures even easier (and cheaper!) we’ve implemented the option to pre-pay for your processing when you buy your film. This means that you choose your developing and scanning options on this page, via the little tick-box above, and add everything to basket for an immediate 10% saving on all processing costs.

Your film will be dispatched in line with our usual shipping times (full details here) and you will also get an email with instructions on sending the film back to the WonderLab (with tracked shipping - on us!)

When you have shot the film - whether that takes you a day, month or year - you generate the free tracked postage label by following the simple instructions from the email, and pop it in the post with a note of your original order number. We’ll do the rest!

So buy the bundle and relax into the shooting process, knowing that you’ll get to see the final results from your photography, without having to reach for your wallet again.

Happy Shooting!

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 164 reviews
Jose Mirza
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work, Low light/Night
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Excellent and highly capable colour film

A huge amount of lateral and flexibility for a colour film, and excellent capability to be easily pushed a few stops if needed. Beautiful colour rendition.

Daniela Ivanova
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work, Low light/Night
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Film with range

Great exposure latitude, looks beautiful under- or over-exposed. If you are not going to push it to its limits though, I recommend Ultramax due to the price difference and similar results in some conditions.

Louis Meehan
Perfect for: Portraits, Landscapes
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Great, but pricey

Portra 400 is a great versatile film with low grain and nice rendering of colours. However, I wouldn't say the photos I took on portra 400 were so much better than on gold or ultramax that it really justifies just how expensive it is. Overall I'd say its worth it for special photos, because it is stunning, but maybe not in less than ideal light conditions or day to day.

Stuart Bain
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Travel, Studio work
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Impressive Fast General Purpose Colour Negative Film

This was the first roll of Portra 400 that I have used. I like the neutral colour rendition and reasonably high colour saturation. It appears to render skin tones very well. While the grain is more obvious than for a slower film it compares well to other ISO 400 emulsions. One of the advantages of shooting film over digital is that it is better able to capture some subjects with a more demanding level of contrast, by which I mean black Labradors. This film performed well at that task too. Overall a great all rounder. Is it expensive? How about this as a comparison. On the reciept I have for a lens from 1990 I see that I also bought in a roll of Kodak Ektar 25 24 exp. It cost £3.14. That would be around £7.60 now adjusting for inflation. But Ektar was not a professional film and it was a 24 exposure rather than a 36. So a bit more expensive perhaps, but probably worth it. I've continuously shot on film over the last 4 decades and I could see Porta 400 now becoming my favourite "go to" medium speed colour negative film. The film was developed and scanned by Analogue Wonderlab - great results and service from Marina and the team.

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work
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Vintage colours

Portra 400... it's my goto film these days. Conceived for portraits with those fantastic flesh tones it has a very distinctive colour palette. Portra 400 goes against the trend for flashy in your face digital colours and gives you a more naturalistic world of subtle charm. I love it. I've used it for landscapes, travel and nature, everything apart from portraits! The tones are amazing and those Portra colours give a nice vintage feel to your images. If you love to shoot wide open and throw out that background then give this a try as the blur and softness of colour is worth it. You'll fall in love with this film, guaranteed.