Here is our Kodak Portra 400 120 Film Review. We shot a roll of Kodak Portra in our Fuji GA645i. So, have a look at our film test and see what you think.
We know that pretty much everybody knows what Kodak Portra looks like, it’s arguable the most popular film around. We’ve reviewed it twice before (you can see those here and here). But we realised that we’ve never done a Kodak Portra 400 120 Film Review. So we loaded a roll in our Fuji GA645i and took it around South London.
Over the last 10 years, Kodak Portra 400 has become the industry standard for colour negative film. As soon as you see the results, it’s obvious why so many people love it. It delivers beautiful colours and generally outstanding image quality. This was particularly evident this time as we focused on the soft pink tones of the fresh tree blossom and blues of the sky. Colours that plays perfectly to Portra 400’s strengths, especially in the mild, warm sunlight we have at this time of year.
There is a noticeable increase in quality with the medium format in comparison to the 35mm we shot in previous film tests. There is very little visible grain and it has held plenty of details in the shadows. Overall the quality is excellent – as you would expect from a professional standard. You get that classic Kodak “film look” with pleasing soft, gentle tones.
If you’re looking for a medium format film with bright colours, lots of detail and a flexible ISO then Kodak Portra 400 is unquestionably one to try.
We review the most popular films in the shop, as well as some new and lesser-known ones to see how they compare. Have a look at the full list of our Film Reviews.