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Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Negative (Print) Film (ISO-800) USA

You Pay: $9.99

Kodak Professional Portra 800 is a color print film with an ISO of 800 which is fast enough to catch the action in difficult lighting situations, often without on-camera flash. The grain is now even finer than ever before. And the extra speed allows you to pick up more detail in the foreground and background, even in low light.

All the advantages of a fast film with a fineness of grain that is unsurpassed in its class; Ideal for long lenses, high action, and low light
Captures even background nuances in low light situations
Exceptional combination of color saturation and skin tone reproduction
Push to 1600 when you need extra speed
Type 35mm color negative print film
Speed ISO 800
Applications Ideal for long lenses, low light and high speed action
Process Process C-41
Color Saturation More vivid color than the "NC" films over the entire spectrumblues and yellows
Grain Finer
Sharpness High
Exposure Latitude Wide
Push/Pull Can be pushed to ISO 1600

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KodakPortra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800)
 
4.7

(based on 53 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable tonal range (38)
  • Consistent (34)
  • Sharp (34)
  • Accurate (30)
  • Scans well (28)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photojournalism (27)
    • Action shots (26)
    • Sports photography (21)
    • Travel (21)
    • Home (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (15), Photo enthusiast (14), Pro photographer (8), Enthusiast (5), Casual photographer (4)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    THE film for low light photography

    -Used with an M Leica for jazz photography.
    -When digital is too perfect in low light, this film is what you need.

    -Used with an M Leica for jazz photography.
    -When digital is too perfect in low light, this film is what you need.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not as flexible as Portra 400 or 160

    Emulsion color response isn't the greatest in tungsten or dusk light. Too green/cyan for my taste. Perfect emulsion for indoor situaions lit by natural light during the day though. I guess that...Read complete review

    Emulsion color response isn't the greatest in tungsten or dusk light. Too green/cyan for my taste. Perfect emulsion for indoor situaions lit by natural light during the day though. I guess that is to say it is very sensitive to color temp shifts... unless you want to go through the bother of filters on your lenses.

    It's grainy, but no better or worse than 400 speed film pushed one stop. I would rather pay the lower price for the 400 speed film.

    Reviewed by 53 customers

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    5.0

    Kodak is Magnificent

    By CaliGirl

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Consistent
    • Reliable Tonal Range
    • Scans Well
    • Sharp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraiture

      Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

      As always, Kodak never fails to create a great product. The results are perfect.

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      5.0

      Best film ever

      By Lauren

      from Troy, AL

      About Me Pro Photographer

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            Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

            Versatile and beautiful colors. Love it!

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            5.0

            first time shooting it, love it

            By glg

            from austin tx

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                  great for outdoor portraits, imparts a great old-school look that only film can do. Not as bright or as contrasty as some of the faster kodak films.

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                  5.0

                  Great in tough lighting conditions

                  By Marcy

                  from Boston, MA

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                        Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                        Renders colors very accurately while not overly bright, captures light extremely well.

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                        5.0

                        Great for portraiture in low light.

                        By Mike Young

                        from Virginia

                        Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                        I actually prefer a little grain in the shadows with color film so i shoot 800. This is great portrait film. Too dull for landscape but perfect color cast for people.

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                        5.0

                        Awesome Film

                        By SA

                        from NYC

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Consistent
                        • Reliable Tonal Range
                        • Scans Well
                        • Sharp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Documentary
                          • Photojournalism

                          Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                          I love the tone of the Portra, it's suited me. And I also find that I get decent results pushing this one stop (at the most) or pulling as needed.

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                          4.0

                          Portra 800

                          By Soinfinite

                          from New York

                          Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                          PVery good film. Lends itself for a wide array of scenarios

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                          5.0

                          Great ISO 800 Color Negative Film

                          By SET Man

                          from NYC

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Reliable Tonal Range
                          • Sharp

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Action Shots
                            • Home
                            • Office
                            • Photojournalism
                            • Sports Photography
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                            With the shrinking film choices. There aren't many ISO 800 film around, it is good to see that Kodak still make this great Portra ISO 800 negative film.

                            Great for low light with nice color tone. A good film to have around.

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Make beautiful images

                            By William

                            from Houston, Texas

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Consistent
                            • Reliable Tonal Range
                            • Scans Well
                            • Sharp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Action Shots
                              • Photojournalism
                              • Portraiture
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                              I love this film more than pancakes, which says a lot because I really love pancakes. The film scans amazingly. I shoot mostly portraiture on two different cameras. My 35mm is a Hasselblad Xpan, and I like to shoot all my colour film two stops over what they're rated. With lenses at a f/4 wide open, this can be difficult on an Xpan when shooting 160 at 40 and even 400 at 100 in some situations. Having this gorgeous film available to shoot at 200 and not having to worry about colours shifting or too much grain is awesome. Oh, and it scans beautifully. I couldn't recommend this any more highly.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent film

                              By S. Ites

                              from Miami, FL

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Consistent
                              • Reliable Tonal Range
                              • Scans Well
                              • Sharp

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artwork
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                                Excellent film for low light with fine grain and accurate tones.

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                                5.0

                                Best color film for 800

                                By Big Mack

                                from Wash.DC

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate
                                • Consistent
                                • Reliable Tonal Range
                                • Scans Well
                                • Sharp

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Action Shots
                                  • Artwork
                                  • Photojournalism
                                  • Sports Photography
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                                  I took pictures at a play,lots of movement and low lite.I set my Iso at 1600[all six rolls].
                                  Each picture was sharp,clear,and no blur or fade.

                                  Nothing bad to say.

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                                  5.0

                                  Purchase of 35 MM kodak film --800 ASA

                                  By Mike

                                  from Kenner, LA (suburb of New Orleans)

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Sharp

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                                      It's very difficult to get 800 ASA speed film here locally, in New Orleans, any for for 35 mm cameras. I had to go to B&H in NYC to get an order filled & shipped.

                                      Took pictures at an indoor Gala-Auction event, indoors with many people. The pics came out great, and so much better than the 400 ASA film which is the only quick-speed now available in stores in this area. The indoor clearness and color developed extremely well.

                                      Thanks to B&H for making the supply available.
                                      Mike Murphy (Kenner, LA suberb of New Orleans)

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                                      4.0

                                      Good 800 speed

                                      By Alex

                                      from New York

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Reliable Tonal Range
                                      • Scans Well
                                      • Sharp

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Action Shots
                                        • Photojournalism
                                        • Sports Photography
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                                        I used this for low light situations. It has a fair amount of grain. Grain structure is pretty good. Colors are same colors you come to expect from portra. Good film if overexposed a bit.

                                        Does the job. Upset kodak doesnt have a 1600 though.

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent

                                        By Ian J.

                                        from New York City

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Accurate
                                        • Consistent
                                        • Reliable Tonal Range
                                        • Scans Well
                                        • Sharp

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Action Shots
                                          • Artwork
                                          • Home
                                          • Photojournalism
                                          • Sports Photography
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                                          Superb skin tone and grain (I don't mind grain!)

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                                          5.0

                                          Portra is now my default color film

                                          By silverchopstick

                                          from athens ga

                                          About Me Casual Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Accurate
                                          • Consistent
                                          • Reliable Tonal Range
                                          • Scans Well
                                          • Sharp

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Artwork
                                            • Home
                                            • Photojournalism

                                            Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                                            I like the colors of portra and its the color palette that has me coming back for more (even after I vowed to give up my attachment to film). I will say, "After I finish shooting this last batch, I'll sell my film cameras and 'go digital') Then when my scans come through, everytime I've given up film, I buy another five pack of portra! I think this is one of the best films currently.

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                                            5.0

                                            Awesome film

                                            By Kyle

                                            from Baltimore, MD

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Accurate
                                            • Consistent
                                            • Reliable Tonal Range
                                            • Scans Well
                                            • Sharp

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Action Shots
                                              • Artwork
                                              • Home
                                              • Office
                                              • Photojournalism
                                              • Sports Photography
                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                                              Great film. Awesome tones. Perfect.

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                                              4.0

                                              It's film. What more is there to say?

                                              By Gahlord

                                              from Burlington Vermont

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Consistent
                                              • Reliable Tonal Range

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Action Shots
                                                • Artwork
                                                • Home
                                                • Office
                                                • Photojournalism
                                                • Sports Photography

                                                Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                                                This is the basic standard film for darkish environments: indoors, lit up night, etc. If you've ever shot a film camera then you've given this a try.

                                                If you haven't shot with this then you should. Because it's the baseline.

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                                                5.0

                                                great film

                                                By @Loscaface

                                                from New York

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Consistent

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Artwork
                                                  • Travel

                                                  Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                                                  Just love the colors.

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                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  I'd be lost without it

                                                  By richieb007

                                                  from Trimble, TN

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Accurate
                                                  • Consistent
                                                  • Reliable Tonal Range
                                                  • Scans Well
                                                  • Sharp

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Action Shots
                                                    • Home
                                                    • Travel

                                                    Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                                                    I shoot this at box speed mainly in the Nikon N90S and N8008S for wildlife. I can shoot handheld without VR in all but the lowest light. Most importantly, however, I have gotten the best looking pictures ever.

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                                                    4.0

                                                    As Good As Expected From Portra

                                                    By The Kodak Kid

                                                    from USA

                                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Accurate
                                                    • Consistent
                                                    • Reliable Tonal Range
                                                    • Scans Well
                                                    • Sharp

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Action Shots
                                                      • Home
                                                      • Sports Photography

                                                      Comments about Kodak Portra-800 135-36 Professional Color Print Film (ISO-800):

                                                      I used this film at its natural speed and the colours were fantastic. The grain was very good for such a high speed film, and only very apparent in my 4x6 prints in underexposed areas. I used most of the roll for football games that ran into the night, and the film responded very well to the mixed lighting as the sun set and the fluorescent lights were lit. Other frames, taken under modern indoor fluorescent lamps gave a slight yellow tinge to the pictures, but they were still very good, and correction would not be tough.

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