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Kodak Portra 400VC Color Negative Film ISO 400, 220 Size, Pack of 5, *USA*

Kodak Portra 400VC Color Negative Film ISO 400, 220 Size, Pack of 5, *USA*
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37 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Kodak Portra 400VC Color Negative Film ISO 400, 220 Size, Pack of 5, *USA*. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 59/100.

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Kodak Portra 400VC 400 135-36, 400 ASA (P400VC36G) Reviews


Vivid colors, fine grain and medium contrast. Excellent for outdoor photography, especially on overcast days. Introduced in 1998, these four films sha

Consumer review by: photoview21 (

Kodak Portra 400VC


This is a fantastic film. Used both outdoors in bright sunlight and indoor flash (luv that extra speed indoors). Saturated, accurate colors, especially skin tones, but not oversaturated. Slightly increased contrast, also not overdone. Great scans w/...

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None noted. Could be a little cheaper, but worth it for special occasions.

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: chavez_ravine (

Kodak Portra 400VC


I have recently tested this film extensively. I have pushed it up to 2 stops in the developing, overexposed it up to 2 stops, pulled it 2 stops in the developing and underexposed about 1 stop. This film is amazing. No Greenish cast of any sort. Colors...

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: Crux (

Kodak Portra 400VC


Great color on the shots that were exposed correctly. Horrible color (greenish cast) on any shots that were overexposed. The green cast was present directly from the negative which was scanned into the computer. (So it was not an issue with specific...

Excellent color... when it works.

If a picture is overexposed or taken directly into the sun, the shot will have a terrible greenish cast. Sadly many shots that would have been acceptable with 'consumer' film, turned out deplorable with the 400VC.

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: rtsphototech (

Kodak Portra 400VC


I do like this film. I was introduced to it by a fellow photo buff and I bought a bunch to use shooting fireworks scenes. I used BULB and held shutter open for five seconds. The color popped right off the print at you, and has received a lot of...

Excellent quality for the right application.

It's pricy, but the results nullify that argument quite well.

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: JBEVERLIN (

Kodak Portra 400VC


This film gets a lot of mixed reviews but it is my favorite negative film by far. For a 400 speed film the grain is very tight in 5 x 7 photos. Excellent color with superb "whites' and very rich, deep "blacks". Reminds me a lot of Kodachrome 200 which...

Very tight grain for a 400 speed film. Produces "whites" and "blacks" better than any negative film that I have used.

Very difficult to find. Only large photo dealers carry. This reflects in my overall rating of the film.

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: Werner from Aurora (

Kodak Portra 400VC


I picked up a new lense at a pawnshop and decided to shoot a quick roll to make sure it worked. I used the 400VC as I would use my 5-year-old as a subject. The day was overcast, and the ground was covered with fall maple leaves of yellow and red, many...

Nov, 2002

Consumer review by: JFC1944 (

Kodak Portra 400VC


Excellent color film, with vivid coloring. Magnificent film for flowers and fall foliage. Blues, Greens, Reds, Yellows really seem to leap off the photo. Excellent grain.

Extemely vivid colors, fine grain. Great for use in daylight shots, where good full sun is present. Excellent for enlargments and scanning.

Seems not to be able to deal with high contrast situations, or under overcast skies (which are still bright), and where the subject is in dense shade.Photos seem to loose color and detail in darker areas. However does well where the entire photo...

Oct, 2002

Consumer review by: grahammv (

Kodak Portra 400VC


My own experiences and those of other reviewers seem to point to one conclusion - erratic quality control at Kodak. I have got some great shots on 400VC (good contrast, minimal grain, fine detail), and I have got some real stinkers (prominent grain,...

Speed when needed.

Highly erratic quality even with consistently "correct" handling and usage.

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: Golfgoose (

Kodak Portra 400VC


It always amuses me that people of same or at least similar skill levels can come up with such diverse opinions about a given film and the associated results. I shoot a ton of Portra VC 400 and Portra 800 along with the Fuji equivalents. Most recently...

Excellent color reproduction. Very good saturation and contrast. No grain on enlargements. All color contrasts are crisp and clear and not over-baked.

Absolutely None

Apr, 2002

Product Specifications

Portra 400VC is a medium contrast, fine grain film that delivers vibrant colors. This is an excellent film for adding snap to images shot in flat or overcast light. With Portra 400VC you can freeze the action, stop down for extra depth of field, or pick up added detail in shadow areas. In addition to all the benefits of a faster speed, you also get strikingly fine grain. So you can shoot with confidence whether you choose Portra 400NC film for natural color or Portra 400VC film for vivid color.