Kodak Portra 400 - Film Review

Portra 400
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Rated 4.5 out of 5
TypeC-41 Negative
Brand Kodak
Format35mm, 120, 4x5, 8x10
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GrainFine - Coarse
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Portra 400 is one of the most popular color negative films there is—and for good reason. Its easily one of the most versatile and forgiving films and on top of that, it produces beautiful results.  400 iso is a great in-between – its great our outdoor shooting as well as shooting in lower light and for being a 400 iso film it has very fine grain that’s barely noticeable when exposed properly.  Portra has incredible exposure latitude meaning it does well with over exposure and it also pushes well.  It’s has medium contrast and is known for its warn tones which make it ideal for portraiture.


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Rated 3 out of 5
March 29, 2020

How do I fix undeveloped film if I spilled foundation and leaked onto negatives? I am unsure if the foundation leaked into the roll itself, in the camera.


Definitively one of the most versatile and forgiving color films presently available

Rated 5 out of 5
February 1, 2020

I mostly shoot this film in 120 rolls and almost always at half speed (ISO 200) and develop it at 400 with great results. Usually I expose for the shadows and this way it gives me the best shadow details preserving the highlights.
Love it for daylight and night photography. and in both situations is very forgiving.
It produces decent colors including skin tones.


Great skin tones- but the cost not so much.

Rated 5 out of 5
January 31, 2020

Fantastic film that loved being shot over exposed by a stop or two. The skin tones are fantastic. With the recent price increase- I tend to use this film sparingly now.

Paul Petch
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