Kodak Ultramax 400 - Film Review

Ultramax 400
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3.0 rating
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4.5 rating
TypeC-41 Negative
Brand Kodak
$ $ $
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GrainFine - Coarse
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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.  

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An entire roll of great pictures!

5.0 rating
February 7, 2020

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!

Iain Laurence

Underdog Film Stock

4.0 rating
February 2, 2020

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

Chris McCoy - @shotwithchris

Imagine the versatility of Portra but with actual colors

4.0 rating
January 31, 2020

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?