Become a Kodak Portra 800 shooter

Are you an avid Portra 800 shooter? 

Portra 800 was a great choice for this overcast snowy day in rural Ohio. Just look at those beautiful tones and that lovely grain! We post a lot of Portra 400 & 160 but after seeing these results we definitely plan to shoot more Portra 800.

Portra 800 is very similar to Portra 400 but with more noticeable grain and slightly more contrast.  It has warm tones, very good exposure latitude, and while its grain is more noticeable it’s still very pleasant looking.  Its higher iso makes it ideal for lower light shooting.

Portra 800

Portra 400

David Fiorito – I moved back to film six years ago and just shot my first roll of Portra 800. I know — I should have done it sooner. Taken using an Olympus Mju II on an overcast day in London …

2 replies on “Become a Kodak Portra 800 shooter”

I recently shot some Portra 800; both at night under available, mixed artificial light, and during the day under natural light. I rated the film at ISO 400. The results were EXCELLENT!
Given my understanding of the latitude of this film, one might be able to rate this film at between 100 to 1600, on the same roll, processed normally, and get useable images throughout! And then there’s the opportunity to push as well, perhaps two (or even three????) stops.
Now THAT’S flexible film!

The Portra 800 shines brightly even on the gloomiest of days, as evidenced by these stunning shots from rural Ohio. Rich tones and fine grain add a special charm to scenes, filling them with warmth and character.
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While Portra 400 and 160 often get the attention, these results demonstrate the unique appeal of Portra 800. With slightly increased contrast and more pronounced grain, it delivers dynamic image quality without sacrificing the signature smoothness of Portra film.

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