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Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures) USA

You Pay: $7.35
Product Highlights
  • Daylight-Balanced Color Negative Film
  • ISO 400/27° in C-41 Process
  • Very Fine Grain, VISION Film Technology
  • High Color Saturation, Low Contrast
  • Accurate Color and Neutral Skin Tones
  • High Sharpness and Fine Edge Detail
  • T-GRAIN Emulsion, Ideal for Scanning

Kodak's Professional Portra 400 is a high-speed daylight-balanced color negative film offering a smooth and natural color palette that is balanced with vivid saturation and low contrast for accurate skin tones and consistent results. Utilizing the cinematic VISION Film technology, this film also exhibits a fine grain structure with very high sharpness and edge detail. A micro-structure optimized T-GRAIN emulsion makes it especially well-suited for scanning applications, and advanced development accelerators offer extended versatility when enlarging. This film has a nominal sensitivity of ISO 400/27° and is particularly well-suited to portrait and wedding photography, as well as nature, travel, and outdoor shooting with moving subjects, or when the lighting cannot be controlled.

This item is one 36-exposure roll of 35mm film.

Film Type Daylight-balanced color negative film
Film Format 35 mm (36 exposures)
Sensitivity ISO 400/27°
Process C-41
Base 130 µm / 5.1 mil-thick acetate

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KodakProfessional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures)
 
4.9

(based on 162 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (140)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tonal range (49)
  • Scans well (45)
  • Reliable (43)
  • Accurate (41)
  • Consistent (40)

Cons

  • Color/tonal shift (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (64)
  • Portraits (51)
  • Home (33)
  • Photojournalism (33)
  • Everyday (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (24), Semi-professional (24), Professional (23), Photo enthusiast (15), Semi-pro photographer (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (118), Yes (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (15), Business (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Favorite Consistent All-Around Film

It's worth to me to pay a little more for Portra 400 because it is such a great film. It scans well, has great latitude, and is great for portraits and general use....Read complete review

It's worth to me to pay a little more for Portra 400 because it is such a great film. It scans well, has great latitude, and is great for portraits and general use. I know that with its longer range I am capturing as much information as possible, more than digital, and I can control most other characteristics in editing process just like a raw file. It's simply the best.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Grainy images but true colors

The negatives are a bit grainier that I would like, I would rather give up some film speed and use the Portra 160- but for a high speed film the colors are true.

The negatives are a bit grainier that I would like, I would rather give up some film speed and use the Portra 160- but for a high speed film the colors are true.

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5.0

my go-to color film

By Taylor

from Ohio

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Consistent
  • Good Tonal Range
  • Reproduces Well
  • Scans Well
  • Widely Compatible

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork
    • Home
    • Portraiture
    • Travel

    Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

    I've been using this film consistently with my Canon AE-1 for about 3 years. I love the slightly washed out color, which is what the film is known for. I mostly shoot portraits and street photography, and I find the film to be very versatile and forgiving. If I'm shooting portraits, I do not use anything else because I love the way the film renders skin tones. That being said, if you are looking for more vibrant color, you might consider something different.

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    5.0

    Great film

    By Melanie I.

    from Bowling Green, OH

    Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

    Amazing quality of a color 35mm film. I use this for my advanced college photo classes and I love the results! Great price too!

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    5.0

    Kodak Porta works great with LeicaFlexSL

    By David The Photo Guy

    from Waterford, CT

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Consistent
    • Exposure Latitude
    • Good Tonal Range
    • Scans Well
    • Widely Compatible

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Action Shots
      • All Round Performer
      • Artwork
      • Home
      • Photojournalism
      • Sports Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

      Because or Portra 400's generous exposure latitude, I get great results with my LeicaFlex SL. The LeicaFlex uses mercury batteries for the light meter which are no longer available. While I do use an adapter to change the voltage of modern batteries the resulting light meter function is not perfect. But Portra is so tolerant of overexposure my photos come out great.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Always Get It

      By andreaschristof

      from Bakersfield, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Good Tonal Range
      • Scans Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photojournalism
        • Travel

        Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

        Great 35mm color film. I use this for outdoor photographs and the color is great. Not too saturated and great contrast. Will buy from BH again since they shipped it out so fast.

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        5.0

        Great tones.

        By Mark

        from Delaware

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tonal Range
        • Scans Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • Photojournalism
          • Travel

          Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

          I've only been through 1 roll of this film, but I've loved it so far. Great tones that feel natural. It was shot on a Pentax K1000 and I liked the tones more than after spending time editing shots from my Canon 6D. I had it processed through Indie Film Lab scanned on Frontier. Great results.

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          5.0

          BEST FILM EVER

          By MGindi

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Good Tonal Range
          • Reproduces Well
          • Scans Well
          • Widely Compatible

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artwork
            • Home
            • Photojournalism
            • Travel

            Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

            True to real-life natural color. Small. Can't say a bad thing about it - except the cost to purchase and process!

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            4.0

            Kodak Quality

            By PeteyPabz

            from New York, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tonal Range
            • Reproduces Well
            • Scans Well

            Cons

            • 400-speed Grain

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

            For a 400 film, Portra offers a decently low level of grain. This is typical for Kodak films - I find their tonal representation is particularly pleasing to the eye, and generally less grainy than their Fuji counterparts.However, with 400 you're making a compromise between image quality and shooting flexibility. I've been using 400 for indoor work, and it performs pretty well in that regard. I would recommend Kodak Ektar for negative stock, but unfortunately this only comes in (my preferred) ISO 100.

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            5.0

            Amazing film

            By DL

            from New York

            Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

            THE best color film out there. Beautiful tones with no editing necessary. If you love shooting film you can not go wrong with this film.

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            5.0

            Always satisfied

            By Noah Shoots

            from Florida

            Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

            Film is not dead! B&H delivers the classic Kodak Portra film and I am always pleased with the results. Great for natural looking skin tones and true color. I also shoot this in 120 and love it.

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            5.0

            Great film!

            By danafernandezphotography

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Consistent
            • Good Tonal Range
            • Reproduces Well
            • Scans Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                This and Fuji 400H are my go to film stocks!

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                5.0

                Excellent

                By Matt

                from Casper, WY

                Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                First time using this film, I love it!

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                4.0

                Beautiful overall film stock

                By Brian

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Consistent
                • Good Tonal Range
                • Reproduces Well
                • Scans Well
                • Widely Compatible

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                  If I shoot color, I always shoot with Kodak Portra. It's a great standard with a very forgiving latitude. The 400 speed has the perfect amount of grain and the color rendition is beautiful and natural.

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                  5.0

                  My to go film

                  By Machi

                  from NY

                  Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                  Very good film.

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                  5.0

                  Great and versatile film

                  By Sam

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tonal Range
                  • Scans Well

                  Cons

                  • Price

                  Best Uses

                  • Artwork
                  • Home
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                  I just wish the price would not increase in near future. The film is great and versatile.

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                  5.0

                  Best Color Film Around

                  By Dino

                  from San Francisco

                  Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                  In my book this is the best color film around. It has the finest grain possible and can be pushed like hell. Some would say that it is expensive, but for the quality you get I think the price is reasonable.

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                  5.0

                  Great color film!

                  By Emma

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Consistent
                  • Scans Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                      Before using this I mostly used B&W film, but I think I'll have to continue to use this film, it's just so wonderful!

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                      5.0

                      Wonderful color tones, very realistic

                      By Connor

                      from OH

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tonal Range
                      • Low grain
                      • Reproduces Well
                      • Scans Well

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                        This film has wonderfully realistic color tones. It captured my visit to NYC very well. The fast speed of this film makes it very easy for on the go use and still has very fine grain.

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                        4.0

                        I love film

                        By Shannonbutt

                        from Springfield, MA

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                              I use this with my 35mm Canon AE-1 and I've shot two rolls so far. I love it. I can't wait to develop it!

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                              5.0

                              yaasss

                              By Banshee Queen

                              from Boston, MA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                              great film use it for everything so goooood

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                              5.0

                              Go-to film for any kind of portraiture!

                              By Chelsea Branch

                              from Bay Area, CA

                              Comments about Kodak Professional Portra 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures):

                              Whether I'm shooting a model at a location, my sister cheerleading at a high school football game, an engagement session or anything in between, Kodak Portra is my absolute go-to film for portraits. I know 400 - 800 film speed is choice for indoors, but I personally love to shoot this stuff outdoors on an overcast day because it looks beautiful when overexposed correctly. Skin tones looks fabulous, the grain is hardly noticeable, and it actually cuts my time down tremendously with post-production work -- I rarely have to touch things up which is one of my main reason for shooting film! Kodak Portra is a 10/10

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