Kodak Portra 800 - 35mm Film
When you love the colours that the Portra emulsions provide but anticipate doing some low-light film photography, then ensure this 35mm film has a home in your camera bag! More sensitive, rated at ISO 800, but with the beautiful saturation and soft contrast consistent across the range, the Kodak Portra 800 is a late-night favourite.
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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) Chris Clogg
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 800 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
Living in dreary England means sometimes 400 ISO is not enough, I personally find Portra 800 to be perfect – you get those classic Portra 'tones' but in an emulsion fitting for a country which is cloudy 99.9% of the time.
Very versatile film and great for portraits
This is a wonderful, forgiving film that renders the most delightful colours from almost any composition you can throw at it. I gave it a spin on the autumn colours of Dunkeld, Scotland, and it didn't disappoint. I picked 800 because the summer light is long gone but was able to shoot hand-held with my little Nikon FM. For development, I sent the roll to AG labs in Birmingham who had it back to me for scanning in a couple of days.
I found the highlights too bright to my taste so for me, this film works within a low dynamic range, to get the best out of the saturation.
Just a powerhouse for portraiture! Great skin tones, a perfect amount of colour saturation. When exposed properly it'll do wonders! It's more versatile than it's given credit for but works best in soft natural light (personal opinion). I always have a roll or 3 of Portra in my camera bag.