This inexpensive color negative film is a great alternative to more expensive Portra 400. It has very high exposure latitude, strong saturation, medium to high contrast, and its grain is more noticeable than pro grade film but is still very good looking. Its a versatile film, good for daylight and lowlight shooting. Like most Kodak, its warm tones make it good portrait film and it’s strong saturation works well for landscapes as sell. In our opinion, this film is one of the best budget films and is great for beginners since it does so well with over exposure.
Kodak Ultramax 400 - Film Review
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An entire roll of great pictures!
Shot the whole roll during some snowy days. Grainy but sharp when zoomed in. This film has a warm and sometimes greenish color cast, so it’s probably better for the summer. But I really liked my photos from this film!
Underdog Film Stock
This is a great film that I think gets passed up by the 200 speed Kodak film stocks often. It has decent latitude and my images always come out sharp. I will upload a shoot that I shoot at 200 iso on a bright day here in San Diego. I recommend giving this film a try if you haven’t before! If you’re interested in seeing portrait work check out my IG @shotwithchris
Imagine the versatility of Portra but with actual colors
I’ve shot Ultramax400 at box speed, overexposed it by +1 and +2 stops, pushed it +1stop (i.e. 800) and it always comes out as I expect. The only downside I can find in it is that you always have to error on the side of overexposure rather and under, colors and shadows get “muddy” quite quickly. Oh and did I mention that it’s cheap and can be found in rolls of 24 or 36 exposures?
Great for general use
Kodak Ultramax is a pretty good film stock if you don’t have the budget for most pro-grade films, this film is intended for use with the average consumer and advanced amateur photographers.
GOOD FILM ON A BUDGET
Very good film. As a 14-year-old freshman. i always been looking for a good film that will give good results at a cheap price. I have been shooting film for a year, and this film lever let me down. been using it at sweet 16s, quinces, weddings and many more. I also take off the dances with a flash and the photos still come out perfectly. Highly recommend this for people who want the best cheap 35mm color film.
GOOD FILM ON A BUDGET
I tried many other color negative films in my 2 years of film photography and this film (UltraMax 400) is by far a good film when you’re on a budget. I’m a freshman and I take many events and hangouts on Ultramax like quinceaneras, Family events and mini sessions and Ultramax never let me down. good film
The affordable one
If you need high ISO, trustful and cheap film this is the one. In Europe it can be find in packages of 3 rolls for 15€ (~17$). It has got a good exposition latitude for his price and grain is in between Kodak Colorplus and the Portra family.
A great film
UltraMax has a great balance between fine grain and high speed vs. affordability. It was the film I started with, and I still shoot it today because of its beautiful warm tones and extraordinary versatility (not to mention its wallet friendly price). A solid choice for anyone, noob or pro.