Kodak Portra 400 VC (120, 400 iso) User-Review


Sharper, more colorful and just vintage are only some of the few advantages of using medium format films!

Fact 1: Medium Format 120 film negatives are between 2,7 and 5,8 times bigger than 35mm film negatives.
Fact 2: VC stands for Vivid Color
Fact 3: It is one hell of a 400 iso film!

The Porta 400 VC likes all kinds of medium format cameras, I used it in my Diana+ and in vintage camera made shortly after the WWII, Bilora Box. With its 400 iso gives you the possibility to shoot indoors even with the cameras limited choice of shutter speeds like the Diana+and Box Cams.

The vivid colors are a joy to watch. Even with those simple Diana plastic lens or with the one element Meniscus lens of box cameras, you´ll get decent sharp results even for bigger prints! The warm tone is in any means superior to most of the 35mm film I ever used. The only downside is that it can be a little harsh on skin tones depending on light conditions.

Try to snatch some rolls of these when your local film dealer clears out their expired film stocks, I made some real bargains with this tactic!

written by zark on 2009-09-17 #gear #medium-format #120 #review #box #400-iso #vc #kodak #diana #vivid-color #porta


  1. doubleswithlomodirk
    doubleswithlomodirk ·

    Great review, love all your shots :)

  2. dogma
    dogma ·

    Cool band! i would like to hear them singing!!!

  3. zark
  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    Super review ! Excellent gallery !

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