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Kodak4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets)
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (10)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Accurate (6)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good tonal range (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (9)
  • Landscape photography (5)
  • Studio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (9), Professional (6), Semi-professional (6), Semi pro (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)

Reviewed by 29 customers

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5.0

Very consistent film with great tonal values.

By Jake

from Charlotte, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

I use a Linhof Technica and get great results with this film. It's not oversensitive to temperature before being exposed, which is nice. I'll keep buying this as long as they keep making it!

 
4.0

Great colors and sharpness!

By Rodrigo

from Monterrey MX

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artwork

    Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

    This film is awesome, a little bit expensive but I will continue to buy it as long as they make it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    sooo expensive but worth it? I think?

    By LA

    from new york, ny

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Making Art

      Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

      I wanted to go back to 4x5 film after a while spent with my canon 5d mark II.
      But wow, so expensive for 10 sheets! and they don't even make boxes of 50 anymore. I'm disappointed and sad about dying film. But this isn't the place. anyway, you can't beat portra 160 4x5. Unless it's 8x10

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      lovely film

      By outa clemson

      from clemson, sc

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Landscap
        • Studio work

        Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

        would prefer that the 50 sheets boxes be brought back. if you actually shoot, the 10 sheet boxes get to be a bit of a pain.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        So glad they still carry this

        By Misty

        from Penrose, CO

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

        Thanks for having a nice selection of 4x5 film.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderful Tonal Range

        By Big Camera Shooter

        from Oregon

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • landscape
          • Travel

          Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

          Next to B&W film, this film has the widest dynamic range of any color film. While many would not use this for landscape photography, I use it for just this purpose because of the beautiful tonality. Any of its shortcomings for this purpose such as lack of color saturation or color balance can be corrected by computer, whereas dynamic range can't be corrected. This film has enabled me to get certain images impossible to accomplish even by HDR digital means.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Favorite Color Film

          By TTWM

          from Morgantown, WV

          Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

          Incredible film, excellent color and grain structure.

           
          5.0

          Great Film

          By Mary Wyatt

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

              Great film, though sadly Kodak no longer makes the Neutral Color and Vivid Color options.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The best flesh tones.

              By Bottom feeder photography

              from New England

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                  Photographing large groups (200+) of people outdoors in sunlight, no fill light. Scan in, output digitally. This film is close to neutral. No red faces. Excellent tonal range. No single color pops just attractive, accurate and honest subject representation.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Better Than Digital

                  By Large Format Rules

                  from Canada

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography

                      Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                      Best film ever. Way better than digital!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      fast and good

                      By plod

                      from oslo

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                      fast handling and delivery...everything great.thank you and vertainly again :)

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent as usual

                      By richard

                      from manila, ph

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio

                        Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                        Kodak makes some great colour 4x5 films! I regularly use this, and hope it will continue to be available for many more years.

                         
                        5.0

                        Kodak 4x5 Portra 160 color film pack

                        By Melissa's Mom

                        from Western NY

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable
                        • Superb Quality

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Wide Format Photography

                        Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                        This product is a necessity for 4x5 photography and is a staple for my daughter who takes 4x5 primarily. Being a Kodak product, the quality is superb and we can always count on B&H to have it in stock.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        5.0

                        Such a great color film

                        By Natalie

                        from Tampa, FL

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                            This film is great quality and shows color beautifully. Little grain and sharp images.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Exceptional film for exceptional artists

                            By Ward

                            from Melbourne, Australia

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                              With the demise of film in most new cameras, finding suitable products for professional work is becoming harder. Only the best can survive in such a market and Kodak Porta 160 for 4x5 is still available due to its superior properties. It must be the best film currently available for 4x5 colour photography. Rich beautiful skin tones unmatched by any digital counterpart. On the downside, it's becoming hard to find 50 packs making the less economical 10 pack the only option. Let's hope this film is available for years to come!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Portra 160 4x5 film

                              By Skene

                              from Hong Kong

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Studio

                                Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                                Always reliable, great quality, great colors. My top choice for studio work.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Marvelous

                                By 37mm

                                from Caracas, venezuela

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                                  With 4x5, you most have precision. kodak Portra gives enhance the color at its best possibilities.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Perfect!

                                  By Felipe

                                  from Bay Area, CA

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Color rendition
                                  • Easy to Scan
                                  • Skin Tones

                                  Cons

                                  • Cost

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                                  I've been shooting it at box speed and the results have been stellar. If you are looking for creamy skin tones, great scanability and amazing blues and greens, this is the film for you. Although Kodak says this is more like NC than VC in terms of saturation, from what I have seen its actually in between the two.

                                  I just hope Kodak will continue to make this film for as long as I don't grow tired of carrying around 4x5 equipment.

                                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Not Just People

                                  By Doha Sam

                                  from Doha, Qatar

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Beautiful colour palette
                                  • Breathtaking skintones
                                  • Good latitude
                                  • Renders sunlight well

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor reciprocity

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backlit Scenes
                                  • Bright sunlight
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                                  I use Portra 160 to complement the Portra 400 and Ektar 100 that I also like to shoot. I shoot a lot of colour negative film.

                                  Portra 160 has the very best rendition of human skin (any race), natural colours and textures and the brilliance of natural illumination -- especially bright and sunny scenes. I use it for studio work, landscape work and even for long exposure night cityscapes.

                                  This last use is not its strongest suit. Portra 160 holds the colours together well on long exposures but reciprocity failure becomes quite strong as exposure times lengthen. For anything over a few minutes I would double the time you think you need as a starting point.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  4.0

                                  My go to 4x5 film for personal projects

                                  By Justin

                                  from Calgary, Canada

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Color
                                  • Dynamic Range

                                  Cons

                                  • Limited Local Processing

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Architecture
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Kodak 4 x 5" Portra 160 Color Film (10 Sheets):

                                  A film that I use constantly for its huge latitude and great color. It's a shame that Kodak has cancelled the VC/NC variations but I suppose this all can be fixed after scanning in Photoshop.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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