Kodak Portra 160VC - an elegant colorfilm


All of us lomographers do like and love slide film. But often we forget that out there are other films. They are called color negative film and one of them is from Kodak with the name Portra 160VC. A great film that deserves a little review.

One of the first negativefilm that I bought for my Diana F+ was a Kodak Portra 160VC. It was one of the cheapest in my local film store and so I gave it a try. My first rolls weren’t so good that I could say: yes, what a great film. But time after time I became a better feeling for my Diana F+ and for shooting. I still often get the 160VC and i became happier and happier. The 160VC is a film which can you bring all sort of different colors. It’s good to use on sunny days or in the night with a flash, but it brings you also great results on grey days.

Credits: daforl

The Diana F+ was my first camera but soon I wanted more and I get more ;) I bought me a used Lubitel 166B auctioned off at eBay. Again I needed film for my Lubitel. And once again I took Kodak Portra 160VC. My Lubitelshots were all a big success. At this moment I realized how great this film is. You can use it even in the night in a room with normal light and the shots come out great. The colors are often very deep but also soft. There is more or less no grain, only if you take shots at places, where you haven’t this much light. So I can only say: give this film a try and let you take on a great ride of deep colors and beautiful tones. Oh and by the way this film loves blues and reds ;)

Credits: daforl

So go out and grab you a roll of this film and enjoy it!

written by daforl on 2011-04-20 #gear #negative #review #portra-160vc #user-review #kodak-film-iso-review-colornegativ-color-negativ

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  1. nigelk
    nigelk ·

    I'm also a fan of Kodak Portra 160 VC.

  2. life_on_mars
    life_on_mars ·

    nice nature shots and I discovered a new cool film for me))

  3. pathawks
    pathawks ·

    I'm a fan of the Portra 400VC, but they don't make these anymore :(
    I haven't yet tried the new Kodak Portra, but have a box in the fridge and will break it in this weekend

  4. fahlavy
    fahlavy ·

    yeah! agree!

  5. clownshoes
    clownshoes ·

    Nice, I've been on the fence about getting some 160 vc; a lab I goto sells some. I've also been happy with the Portra 400.

  6. matej_mjaw
    matej_mjaw ·

    Just bought one today. Can't wait to start shooting! ;)

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