Kodak Portra 800 - Film Review

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Type
C-41 Negative
Brand
ISO
800
Format
35mm, 120
Price
$$$
Saturation
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Latitude
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Grain
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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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Great in 120, Grainy, but beautiful in 35mm

5.0 rating
November 14, 2019

I shot this film in 120 and 35mm. When using flash in 35mm, it can reduce the grain somewhat, but it will still be there. I don’t mind the grain. Skin tones are fantastic in the right light. Colors are quite accurate, and flash will brighten the color palette.

Thomas Cowing

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September 27, 2019
Anonymous

This film is for low light

5.0 rating
September 27, 2019

This film is for great for indoor and with minimal flash especially indoor sports film photography with minimal or no flash when at 800 to 1600. Also it’s also great for low light photography with better shutter speed.
I also went to my senior prom on May 31, 2019 to shoot Portra 800 with flash when it’s pitch dark and had to use the video light and flash to focus better and shutter and also the golden hour (sunset) in prom and the results were great and my friends enjoyed my pictures that I shot. Very satisfied my work.
I totally recommend to shoot film in golden hour to lowlight photography and some certain sports photography. 😊😊💙💙

Sergio Bolaños

The Professional

5.0 rating
September 19, 2019

This film is simply sublime. Great in 35mm but shines in 120. Minimal grain with excellent saturation. Perfect for those night time shoots photographing neon lights. Give off a classic Hollywood look without halation. Great for portraits as well for its ability to render true to life skin tones. Not cheap but worth every penny.

David Orr

My favorite color film for 120!

5.0 rating
August 15, 2019

I love shoot Portra 800 in 120 since the grain is barely noticeable and the 800 iso makes it very versatile for my medium format cameras that don’t have fast lenses. This film is amazing for portraits and ideal for lowlight hand-held shooting.

Trev