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Good daily shooter

Rated 4 out of 5
June 2, 2022

Overall, I really enjoy this film. The 400 speed means it can handle most situations well, and I think it does the “Kodak” look the best. I also personally enjoy the slightly grainier look this film has. Definitely a good daily film, and a good one to start out on!

Kyle Wright

A versatile film best used outdoors

Rated 4 out of 5
November 30, 2021

I love Kodak Ultramax. It is versatile and affordable. Similar to its younger brother Kodak Gold 200, it has a golden-yellow hue to the pictures. I highly recommend shooting this film during golden hour. One thing to keep in mind however, is that the film is quite grainy. It is very different from Kodak Portra but very similar to Kodak Gold. In fact, I will just go ahead and say Ultramax looks like a grainier version of Kodak Gold. I would use ultramax for street shooting, golden hour landscapes/portraits, and general use for pretty much everything else that is relatively well lit. 4/5 because it is a little too grainy for my taste


Inexpensive greatness

Rated 5 out of 5
December 29, 2020

A lovely film. The pictures are sharp, it brings out the colors nicely even in terrible lights, and its greens are mesmerizing. Its grainyness creates a nice retro vibe to the pictures as well.

Tamás Kiss-Polgárdi


Rated 5 out of 5
October 3, 2020

I haven’t had a bad experience with this film! I love the grainy effect, and with the right camera, your pictures will come out sharp and nearly perfect.

Grace Rose

Decent Cheap Film

Rated 4 out of 5
August 17, 2020

I haven’t shot a lot of ultramax but the reds look nice.

Rob Knight

An entire roll of great pictures!

Rated 5 out of 5
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

Rated 4 out of 5
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

Rated 4 out of 5
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?


Great for general use

Rated 5 out of 5
November 15, 2019

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.

Dominic Piccione


Rated 5 out of 5
October 29, 2019

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.

Gabriel Ramirez


Rated 0 out of 5
October 8, 2019

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

Gabriel Ramirez

The affordable one

Rated 0 out of 5
September 28, 2019

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

Rated 4 out of 5
September 27, 2019

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.

Denton Schmidt