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Kodak Portra is a popular range of portrait film and is known to produce natural skin tones, ideal color, and finer grain. It is available as 35mm,120 (medium format) and Large format in speeds from ISO 160 to 800.

Film Comparison Edit

Portra 160NC

  • natural colors
  • extremely fine grain
  • low contrast
  • ideal for controlled lighting

Portra 160VC

  • vivid colors
  • extremely fine grain
  • medium contrast
  • ideal for controlled lighting

Portra 400NC

  • natural colors
  • very fine grain
  • low contrast
  • ideal for a wide range of lighting conditions

Portra 400VC

  • vivid colors
  • very fine grain
  • medium contrast
  • ideal for a wide range of lighting conditions

Portra 800

  • well-balanced color saturation
  • very fine grain
  • superb sharpness
  • ideal for long lenses and low light

NC vs VC Edit

Kodak offers many of its Portra range in two varieties. Natural Colour (NC) is specifically tuned to give subtle color and natural skin tones in low-light situations or with on-camera flash. Vivid Colour (VC) is specifically tuned to give enhanced color in low light.

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