Kodak Portra film
|Portra 400 in 120 roll film|
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Kodak Portra is a popular range of portrait color (C-41) film known to produce pictures with very fine grain, ideal color, and natural skin tones. It is available in 35mm, 120 (medium format), and Large format sheets in speeds ranging from ISO 160 to 800.
|Portra 800 film with expiry date 12/2000|
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|Portra 160, in 220 roll film|
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NC vs VC
|Portra 400 NC and VC|
images by Aldo Rafael Altamirano (Image rights)
Kodak originally offered its Portra range in two varieties. Natural Color (NC) was specifically tuned to give subtle color and natural skin tones in low-light situations or with on-camera flash. Vivid Color (VC) was specifically tuned to give enhanced color in low light. According to Kodak in the very last version of the NC/VC films the difference between them was less than 5%.
- Portra 100T Technical Data (archived)