Kodak Portra 800 - Film Review

Portra 800
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Rated 4.8 out of 5
TypeC-41 Negative
Brand Kodak
Format35mm, 120
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GrainFine - Coarse
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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.


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Rated 4.8 out of 5
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My favorite Portra

Rated 5 out of 5
June 2, 2022

I know Portra 400 is considered “the gold standard”, but man I love Portra 800. I’m a huge junkie for the versatility and grain of higher speed films, and this film delivers on those. If you want to keep your colors fairly neutral and get some more lowlight usage, give this one a try.

Kyle Wright

Nice looking film.

Rated 5 out of 5
July 21, 2020

This film is very nice tones and it’s very pleasing grain current 800 ISO film.

Rob Knight

Amazing color

Rated 5 out of 5
July 18, 2020

I recently shot a roll of Portra 800 in a Rollei 35S and the results were amazing. The color was by far the best I can remember for color negative film.
I was never one to shoot much color negative film. My color films were Kodachrome 25 & 64 and Velvia 50. I loved the punch of color from those films, but Portra delivers an actual representation of the colors in a scene. The exposure latitude seems huge as I’m seeing great detail in shadows and highlights. Will definitely shoot Portra 800 again.

Thomas R Janowski