Kodak Ultra Max Film 35mm Colour ISO 400
A more sensitive film than the Kodak Gold but with similar value-for-money, reliable colour and tone reproduction will ensure your special moments are captured and stored forever. Shoot in daylight, clouds, and indoors with a flash! Ultramax; ultrafun.
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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.
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Sample shots (c) John Lambert Pearson
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UltraMax is sort of a middle child, sitting between Kodak's cheaper colour-negative offerings (ColorPlus and Gold) and the high-end varieties (Ektar and Portra). But precisely for that reason, it has something to offer the film photographer who is looking for more subtle shades and colour reproduction, or simply for faster speeds without shelling out for Portra 400.
I've used UltraMax for street photography in Japan, and I really like the results. ISO 400 in my book is the most versatile film speed, which makes UltraMax particularly well-suited as a travel film. In bright sunlight the colours can be a little "cold" for my liking (closer to Fuji than Kodak films which typically have warmer colours), but in the shade or on cloudy days it really shines. Under tungsten light (as you can see in one of my sample photos) it exhibits strong colour cast (which all daylight-balanced films do, but UltraMax seems to cope particularly badly), so my recommendation would be to stick to natural light.
(Sample photos shot on a Minolta SLR, developed and scanned by a professional lab)
This is Kodak's workhorse 400ASA all-rounder. Entrusted with the memories of countless family holidays. Don't let this fool you, it's a highly reliable film with good natural colour and can take on most of what you might through at it. There's always some in my fridge.
A great all-round mid range ISO film. It has reliable colour reproduction and nice fine grains in the scans. All in all a decent film for the price and reliable shots every time. I have shot this in a range of lighting conditions and have been pleased with the results.
As mentioned by other users, it brings out greens and blues really well (visible in the attached photo), it's higher speed than your Color plus and is suitable for your on the go photos. In my experience it doesn't work too well with portraits so I would say it's better for travel and landscapes.
I’ve only used it for gig photography in low light without flash and though it’s a slow speed the colours came out quite well. In better lighting and/or with flash I can imagine it would look amazing.