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Kodak Portra 160 NC (35mm): Life-Like and Dreamy

Here is a review In which our hero absolutely gushes over this professional grade film, or nothing but good things to say about Kodak Portra 160 NC (35mm).

If I could only shoot with one color negative film ever again, it would be Kodak Portra 160 NC. Yes, that’s a bold statement to make. But, it’s a fact.

Simply put, Kodak 160 NC produces gorgeous, vivid, life-like colors that give images an aesthetic quality that is difficult to put into words. Maybe life-like is the best phrase I could use. The pictures just feel alive. Add to all this a fine grain and moderate ISO and you’ve got a versatile film that can capture well, even in not so bright situations.

There’s another reason I’m so enamoured with this film. It makes a great DIY redscale film. The results one gets with it are almost dreamlike. Now, since it’s such a low ISO you’ll have to shoot even lower to get more light in, but if you’re equipped to shoot at 25 or thereabouts I’m sure you’ll enjoy the results.

I can’t wait to shoot more of this great film. Do you have any 160 NC shots to share? Feel free to post below, I’d love to see them!

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 rrohe

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