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Kodak Portra 160NC

Kodak Portra 160NC
alaAverage 4.7

21 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Kodak Portra 160NC. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 93/100.

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Best film for portraits


Professional and user reviews say Kodak Portra 160NC is a top choice for a 35mm color film for portraits. Experts say it reproduces skin colors in a flattering, "glowing" way, capturing tones well in indoor light. Reviews say Kodak Portra 160NC is...

Best for portraits, especially good for wedding clothes, flattering glow on faces

Good but not optimal on landscapes, some user reviews say colors are flat

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Kodak Portra 160NC


For something that has only been around as long as digital cameras have and is often update, (I think the latest improvement was in the last year or so) it gives a really classic film look to pictues that make you realise why you use it. It really...

Fine grain, amazing skin tones

Needs to be done by a proper lab or in person to look the way it should, I think normal labs tend to boost the saturation ; It is Bit expensive, especially compared to the bargain that is Superia, but I can find it for £2.50 a roll online

Jul, 2008

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Kodak Portra 160NC


I used this with a sample pack of 400UC, I tried in almost overcast conditions and was rather pleased with the results. The grain isn't too fine, abit corse actually for it's speed but the structure is well defined and tight. Scans very well ( fuji are...

Nice and soft for portraits, wonderful skin tones, good colour. Scans very well.

not too fined grained, suffers from blue cast in shade ( not like fuji films )

Aug, 2003

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Kodak Portra 160NC


Did my first wedding and iI decided to use Portra 160 NC. I was glad that I used it I used four rolls of it and one of Portra 400NC All but a few came out very good the ones that didn't was my fault not the films. the skin tone were perfect and the...

Good skin color. good color. sharp


May, 2003

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Kodak Portra 160NC


Fantastic. Classic skin tone reproduction and very accurate colours. I took some photos of my daughters and even my wife complemented - which must be something! I only used this film for portraits taken indoor (studio flash or by the window) so can not...

Classic skin tone. Smooth grain. Good asa range rate at 160 but as I prefere to shoot slower at 120. Easily available and not expensive.

Dec, 2002

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Kodak Portra 160NC


I used it to shoot a trip to a park under bright sun light. This film did an outstanding job and produces vivid color with just the right levels of contrast. The skin tone is beautiful for all nationalities and the green (trees) and blue (sky) are rich...

Grain, color, sharpness.


May, 2002

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Kodak Portra 160NC


OK. OK. First off this is a wedding/people type film, at this it does a truly outstanding job. Blacks are black, whites are white. Skin tone, very pleasing. Pay attention to exposure and processing (a good color lab) and you will be pleased with the...

Excellent wedding/people type film. Fairly available. The labs, in my area at least, are used to working with it.

Cost, but you get what you pay for.

Jan, 2002

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Kodak Portra 160NC


Its lack of colour saturation is its great strength and downfall. Some people love those colours that just jump off the print. I prefer natural colours, which is what this film is made to deliver. The skin tones are right on, and everything else is...

Its colour scheme and saturation.

Very expensive. Has to be special ordered here in Cuba.

Dec, 2001

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Kodak Portra 160NC


There''''s two kinds of peoples, warm and cold''''ones. If you prefer the cold side,it''''s your film.For myself I prefer this film,because I don''''t like the "summer tan look" for my clients. The colour is right on the spot, a good thing and a bad...

Trues colours, good speed, and good skin tone

Sometimes too flat,lack of punch.

Nov, 2001

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Kodak Portra 160NC


Simply Great. Tonality, contrast, color reproduction - excellent. The only film from Kodak I use (the rest from Fuji, because they prove to be better). I routinely exposed my films +1/3 to recommended ISO, i.e ISO 125 in case of this film.

Color reproduction, contrast suitable for portrait photography, great color differentiation

Maybe slightly too visible grain, but very slightly, expensive

Oct, 2001