Kodak Porta 160 NC: A Film for Lovers

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When talking about Kodak, you have to mentionPortra, a color negative film which comes in two different types: NC and VC. Read on to know their differences.

NC stands for Natural Color but when using it the lomographic way, you get saturated, beautiful photos. Rated at 160 ISO, I found that it’s harder to get the correct exposure for this film. So I rated at a speed between 100 and 200 ISO. For the LC-A+, I overexposed it a little bit and rated as 200 ISO. It’s very forgiving and does not show any overexposure signs in the photos above and bellow. It’s a very surprising film because it’s color negative and it does provide effects similar with slide films.

It’s a great film for art and as the name says, natural environment shooting, flowers, forests, grass, and trees. It is best for using in autumn with that nice red, chrome tone in it.

Although I use it at night, it still provided me with what I was looking for such as a couple of night shots, long exposures, and traffic shots. Due to this fact it, it does not fail at long shutter speeds.

It’s also providing a sharp focus and fine grain photos, best for large printing. It works best with any camera and it’s a forgiving film if you don’t know how work with it.

Due to Kodak’s filling for bankruptcy, I suggest buying Portra film to help the company.

The Kodak Portra 160 NC 35mm offers everything a professional portrait photographer could ask for. Fine grain, smooth skin tones, natural colours, this film has it all. See the whole range of colour negatives in our Shop.

written by pvalyk on 2012-02-06 in #reviews #negative #35mm #nc #color #xpro #porta #kodak #natural

2 Comments

  1. alex34
    alex34 ·

    Nice review, but these two films have now both been replaced by a single 'new' Kodak Portra which in many ways is superior. Buying discontinued stock doesn't particularly help the company-buy the new stuff, it's great!

  2. simonh82
    simonh82 ·

    Good review, but I agree with @alex34 buy the new portra films they are amazing. I've not used the 160 speed but the 400 is so versatile.

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