Kodak Portra 400 35mm Colour Film
Our Price: £12.00 GBP100117
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.
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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
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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!
Sometimes I buy film based on photo-samples I saw online, and the results don't turn out as good as expected (mostly down to my own shortcomings I'm sure - Cinestill 800 being a recent example). Portra 400, however, was every bit as good as I expected, if not better. The colours are bright but not Ektar-bright. Sharpness and dynamic range are excellent. And grain is so fine you'd be forgiven for thinking it's a 100 or 200 ISO film. For me ISO 400 is also the sweet spot for versatility: with an f2 lens, you can shoot it in low light, but it's not so fast that you can't shoot portraits in daylight at larger apertures (just use higher shutter speeds). Portra 400 is almost 4x more expensive than ColorPlus 200, my go-to colour film. But when I want something a bit faster, or just feel like treating myself, Portra 400 will be high on the list.
So, disclaimer to start - maybe it's lack of experience with this stock, maybe the number of x-rays it had to go through did it in. I'll shoot again in the future to see if my experience is different.
My results from this were fairly low contrast, and with muddy colours. I look at the other examples here, and well, mine did not match up. There's a chance the lab scanned them too dark, but the other stocks i had scanned at that time turned out normally. Expected levels of grain from a 400 film.
Is Portra 400 more susceptible to x-ray damage? I'll give it another shot with a different batch.
A fabulous film that produces great results. This is my favourite film. Exceptionally low grain, rich colours. A highly recommended film that is essential for anyone who wants to shoot colour.
This film is always reliable. The colours always come out pleasing and true-to-life. This makes it perfect for portraits but also is great for landscapes and everyday use. I little bit more of a premium price, hence the 4 stars, but always reliable!
I shot Portra 400 while on a trip to Toronto, Canada and to this day, when I open the files on my laptop, I'm stunned by what I see. A truly phenomenal film with natural, realistic skin tones while adding an otherworldly touch of vividness to the colours without saturating them. There's nothing more to say about it. Expensive maybe but worth every penny.