Why Do People Love Kodak So Much?
Professional Porta Series is undeniably some of the best in film photography. The three giants, Portra 160, 400, and 800, are leaders in the analog industry regarding their near-perfect true-to-life results. Their graininess is just right, sharp yet not overly clinical, the colors are vibrant without being garish, and the speed is perfect for an all-day shoot.
From color to monochrome or from vibrant to a more natural palette — there's something to offer for any photographer and style.
A few of our personal favorites on the Moment Community includes...
Kodak Portra 400
"This is my go-to film stock. It's the film stock I've shot the most so far as a film photographer, and I love how it renders color and saturation. For budget, it's slightly more affordable than Portra 800 and is the perfect choice for portraits, landscapes, and general use." - Gene Yoon
Kodak Gold 200
"This film is *chef’s kiss* when you want to get reds like Ektar but better than Ektar. This film brings the vibrancy and richness of the colors out of a cityscape, emphasizing highlights you didn’t won’t even see with your eyes." - Nat Meier
Kodak T-Max 400
"There's no denying the beauty of this magical stock with its deep blacks and lovely whites. Both times I developed my T-Max rolls, I could see that my negatives were dense as soon as they came out of the tank. It's a strong monochromatic contender for artists that love contrast." - Hunter Lacey
Kodak Portra 800
"My go-to film stock for almost every scenario. It's perfect for shooting when the light gets low, and I generally value this film's stellar saturation, textured grain, and subtle contrast. It's the first film I reach for regardless of the situation because I know it'll deliver the exact results I envision before I pick up my camera." - Steven Schultz