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.
Kodak Portra 400 - Film Review
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.
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!