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.
I’ve used P400 in 35mm as well as medium format, and the grain size, light response, and the colors are incredible. My only reservation is the cost. It’s quite expensive when you’re shooting a lot and can be difficult to swallow the cost when it’s 2x as much as some others. Unmatched quality, unmatched price.
September 27, 2019
Very even and consistent film that will constantly meet your expectations. Picks up subtleties well and doesn’t blow them away with other overly vibrant colors. Smooth. You likely wont be surprised with the pictures produced. Level tones. Moderate price – typically available from film providers. Shoot pretty much anything with it.
September 27, 2019
Portra 400 is very forgivable film and I also push to 800 for sports photography. 400 is vibrant film that I ever had. Very satisfied of this film
September 19, 2019
In my humble opinion this is probably one of the greatest films produced. It’s not cheap but we’ll worth the price. It is the truest to life in terms of color and skin tones. It has great latitude as well, making it great for pushing and pulling. It’s hard to shoot a bad frame with this film.
My all around favorite film.
August 15, 2019
If I had to pick only one color film to shoot for the rest of my life it would be Portra 400. It has fine grain, amazing exposure latitude, beautiful color, nice warm tones, and is very versatile!