Second Kodak Portra 400 Film Review
Here is our second Kodak Portra 400 Film Review. We shot a roll on our Olympus
mju-II. So, have a look at our film test and see what you think.
There is no doubt about it, Kodak Portra is the most popular film on the market these days. Portra 400, in particular, is a
Last time we reviewed Portra 400, we tried the popular technique of overexposing colour negative film to desaturate the colours. This time, we decided to shoot at the box speed to see how it compares. It really paid off, we were rewarded with a range of glorious blue and rich creamy white tones. It is well worth shooting Portra at its correct ISO to get this wonderful saturation.
Once again, the professional pedigree of the film shone through. We got excellent detail in both the shadows and highlights. It held up superbly, even when faced with tricky situations that include bright highlights and dark shadows. While the classic soft, warm quality you expect from a Kodak film was there in abundance.
It is easy to see why so many photographers have come to rely on Kodak Portra 400 as their go-to film stock. It is highly reliable, delivering excellent image quality in a range of conditions. Plus, it is packed with the nostalgic tones that make
Film: Kodak Portra 400
Rated at: 400 ISO
Shot on: Olympus mju-II
Location: Margate, Kent
Developed and Scanned: Photofusion
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