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Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets) USA

B&H # KOP4004510 Mfr # 8806465
You Pay: $42.99
Product Highlights
  • Sharp Imaging and Fine Grain
  • Smooth, Natural Colors / Skin Tones
  • Enhanced Scanning Performance
  • KODAK VISION Film Technology
  • T-Grain Technology: Great Reproduction
  • Advanced Development Accelerators
  • Great for Portraits, Fashion, Commercial

This is a 10 sheet box of 4 x 5" Portra 400 film from Kodak. Portra 400 is a color negative film great for portraits, fashion and commercial shoots. The film delivers superb performance both on-location and in a studio setting. Advanced emulsion technology provides sharp imaging, beautiful neutral skin tones and a finer grain than ever, making for excellent scanned color reproductions. Get great shots with this film, even in challenging light. Targeted Advanced Development Accelerators speed up the film development process.

Note! The new Portra 160 film replaces the existing Kodak Professional Portra 160NC and 160VC films

Kodak Vision Film Technology provides improved grain that is ideal for scanning
Kodak's Advanced Cubic Emulsions offer superior enlargement capability from a 35mm negative; this technology and Kodak's proprietary DIR Couplers work together to optimize image sharpness and provide distinct edges and fine detail
Micro-Structure Optimized T-Grain Emulsions deliver finer grain than ever before; Optimized Emulsion Spectral Sensitivity and Image Modifier Chemistry produce beautiful neutral skin tones; all three features work together to create high-quality color reproductions
Kodak's proprietary Targeted Advanced Development Accelerators speed up the film development process
Type 4 x 5" color negative film
Application Candid / posed portraits, fashion, commercial, indoor / outdoor, studio / location
Speed Daylight or Electronic Flash: ISO 400
Photo lamp (3400 K): 125
Tungsten (3200 K): 100
Shutter Speed For average front-lit subjects from 2 hours after sunrise to 2 hours before sunset:
Bright / hazy sun on light sand / snow: 1/500s
Bright / hazy sun (distinct shadows): 1/500s
Weak, hazy sun (soft shadows): 1/500s
Cloudy bright (no shadows): 1/500s
Heavy overcast / open shade: 1/500s
Lens Opening For average front-lit subjects from 2 hours after sunrise to 2 hours before sunset:
Bright / hazy sun on light sand / snow: f/16
Bright / hazy sun (distinct shadows): f/11 - use f/5.6 for backlit close-up subjects
Weak, hazy sun (soft shadows): f/8
Cloudy bright (no shadows): f/5.6
Heavy overcast / open shade: f/4
Filters Type of fluorescent lamp: Color compensation filter / exposure adjustment
Daylight: 20R + 5M / +1 stop
White: 40B + 5C / + 1 2/3 stop
Warm White: 40B + 40C / +2 stops
Warm White Deluxe: 40B + 50C / +2 stops
Cool White: 30B / +1 stop
Cool White Deluxe: 40C + 10M / +1 stop
Exposure times: 1/60s or longer

Type of High-Intensity Discharge lamp: Color compensation filter / exposure adjustment
High-Pressure Sodium Vapor: 50B + 70C / + 2 2/3 stops
Metal Halide: 5C + 10M / + 2/3 stop
Mercury Vapor with Phosphor: 30B + 5C / + 1 stop
Mercury Vapor without Phosphor: 80R / + 1 2/3 stop
Exposure times: 1/125s or longer
Storage Film:
Maximum Temperature: 70° F (21° C)
Optimal Temperature: 55°F (13° C)
Negatives:
Temperature: 35-55 °F (2-13° C)
Humidity: 30-35%
Process C - 41
Printing Optimized for KODAK PROFESSIONAL SUPRA ENDURA VC Digital and ULTRAENDURA High Definition Papers
Scanning Various linear-array-CCD, area-array-CCD, and PMT film scanners

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Kodak4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets)
 
4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tonal range (9)
  • Scans well (9)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Accurate (6)
  • Consistent (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Artwork (10)
  • Portraits (7)
  • Travel (7)
  • Landscape photography (4)
  • Studio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (10), Photography student (5), Semi-professional (5), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5), Business (4)

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5.0

Great Film

By SA

from NYC

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Consistent
  • Good Tonal Range
  • Scans Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork
    • Photojournalism
    • Travel

    Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

    Big fan of Portra and the tones that come with it. This is a great, consistent brand of film that's pretty versatile.

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    • No

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    5.0

    The BEST

    By Matty

    from Bellingham, WA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Artwork

    Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

    Shoots great with sharp, detailed, very accurate colors, giant dynamic range and low grain. Scans really, really well. My go-to film for all formats. I prefer it to 160 in most cases.

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    5.0

    Greatest Color Film

    By vandig

    from boston,ma

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tonal Range
    • Scans Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork

      Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

      I use this film for portraits. The latitude, colors and film grain are wonderful.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Very Nice

      By Native K

      from New York, NY

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Consistent
      • Good Tonal Range
      • Reproduces Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Interiors

        Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

        This was my first time using 4x5 film and what a way to start. People always recommend it and now I see why

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        • No

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        5.0

        4X5 Color Film

        By Flores

        from Plainville CT

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Scans Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artwork

          Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

          Delivered in 3 days. Used it with a field camera and strobes. The photos came out amazing, the color is stunning. Expensive but worth the step up in Quality of my images now.

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          4.0

          best color film in my opinion

          By Charlie Calico

          from Providence, RI

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Artwork

          Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

          Its a kodak classic, hope it never goes away but its price could be a lot cheaper.
          not only do I have to spend $40+ on it, but I also have to mail it out to get developed.
          I can't NOT shoot color 4x5, so to keep costs down I just shoot less frequently, which is saddening.
          Otherwise great product.
          Helpful note, I use 400 as opposed to 160 because I think it retains color better.

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          5.0

          great film

          By marius

          from new york

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tonal Range
          • Scans Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artwork

            Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

            not the best grain but beautiful colors and skin tones

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            • No

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            5.0

            Best Photos Ever!

            By Portra Rules!

            from Canada

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography

                Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                Best film ever. Way better than digital!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Portra 400

                By Translucent

                from Los Angeles County, California

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Reactions

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Printing

                  Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                  This is great film. The box says finest grain of 400 ASA film, but of course this doesn't mean finest of all grains. But it's a fine film with really beautiful colors and is wonderful to use at night. The not so great -- I haven't found that yet.

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                  5.0

                  Great Stuff

                  By richard

                  from orlando, fl

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Availability

                  Cons

                  • Cost

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Portraits
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                  I use this with my Fotoman 45PS camera and I am very satisfied with this film. I am planning to buy a bunch more.

                  As 4x5 shooters have noticed, there isn't much C41 4x5 film out there anymore.

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                  5.0

                  Good film Good Skin Tones

                  By Juan the forever Student

                  from Chicago, ILL

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                    Good Skin Tones

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great film!

                    By aottke

                    from Orange, ca

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Flexibility
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                      I wish they had portra 800 in 4x5, but portra 400 is still pretty darn good. I you don't mind the grain, you can even push to 3200 with decent results.

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                      5.0

                      Sharp and Creamy color

                      By Peter

                      from Columbia, MO

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Beautiful Toning
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                          Best color film available.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Your best bet. Your only bet.

                          By Zack

                          from Glens Falls, NY

                          About Me Professional

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                            Cons

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                                Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                                I'm glad this is a good film, because there really aren't any other choices for 400 speed colour sheet film.

                                The colour is good, it handles minor flaws in exposure well, yadda yadda yadda.

                                Honestly, if you're looking at this film, then you're going to buy it. The only real comment I can make is that it seems sharper than the 160 Portra, even if there's a little more grain, and I prefer the colour and range of this film, shot at 100 and slow processed, to 160 shot the usual way.

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                                5.0

                                Omg totes the best

                                By Totesmagites

                                from BLtimore md

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

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                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                                      Please please please never ever stop making it

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Only ISO 400 4x5 color neg film

                                      By mattymatt

                                      from St louis, MO.

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Studio

                                          Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                                          It is great when I need 2 extra stops.
                                          It helps shorten exposure times.
                                          Fine grain.

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                                          5.0

                                          The Great All-Rounder

                                          By Doha Sam

                                          from Doha, Qatar

                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Fine grain
                                          • Good generalist
                                          • Good latitude
                                          • Good reciprocity
                                          • Wonderful skin tones

                                          Cons

                                          • Less crisp than Ektar
                                          • Less punch than Ektar

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Studio
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                                          I really prize a film that sees the world as I do, only better. Kodak Portra 400 is such a film. It is not a literal film -- although it is far form inaccurate -- however its strength is rendering colours, especially natural colours, even more lovely than when you saw them. The palette tends towards a slightly pastel rendering that suits most subjects more than you would think. Nevertheless, it is still accurate enough to allow you to achieve a very natural-looking rendering look if that is your goal. Most importantly of all, it does beautiful things to skin. Only Portra 160 exceeds it and not by much.

                                          Unlike Portra 160, the reciprocity behaviour of Portra 400 is excellent. I have had no difficulty pressing it into service at night for very long exposures. Just like the other modern Kodak negatives it is almost impossible to overexpose so when in doubt, just expose longer.

                                          The two Kodak Portras are the mainstay of what I shoot these days for almost every kind of shooting. However, when portraits are the order of the day I refuse to shoot them with anything else.

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                                          5.0

                                          gogreat film

                                          By Jon

                                          from NYC

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape Photography
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Studio

                                            Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                                            I always been happy with Portra 160 for medium format and I am even more happy now with Portra 400 4 x 5.

                                            great color and smooth grain.

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                                            5.0

                                            Exactly What I Ordered

                                            By Explained Shadows

                                            from Boston, MA

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Great film
                                            • Reliable Performance

                                            Cons

                                            • None

                                            Best Uses

                                            • 4x5

                                            Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                                            Great film. Perfect shipping and handling by B&H. Wish the foil wrapper had a better way of tearing it open.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            New emulision same great quality

                                            By Anders

                                            from Pacific Northwest

                                            About Me Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Reliable Performance

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 400 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                                                I am a fine art photographer and was worried when Kodak discontinued its Kodak Portra 400NC film. However the new Kodak Portra film is wonderful. It's just as fine an emulsion for a higher speed film and is designed specifically with scanning in mind. You can't go wrong with it.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business
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                                                • No

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