Can you push Portra 160 to 400?

Portra 160 is very forgiving. You will be just fine either leaving it, or requesting a 1/2 stop push at most. I often rate Ektar 100 at 400 or 800 and push 1.5 to 2.5 stops.

What is the difference between Portra 160 and 400?

The Portra film lines are known for their their natural warmth (Portra 160 has red and brown undertones while Portra 400 has undertones of orange and yellow). This means that colors will be rendered differently than other films such as the well-known Fuji 400H.

How much can you overexpose Portra 400?

Rating, Metering, and Pushing Portra 400 Nine times out of ten, I always overexpose Kodak Portra 400 by metering it at 200 and meter for the shadows or midtones. This, as most of you know, will give you a beautiful and colorful images.

Is Portra 400 c41?

The new PORTRA 400 is the world’s finest grain high-speed color negative film. At true ISO 400 speed, this film delivers spectacular skin tones plus exceptional color saturation over a wide range of lighting conditions.

Should you push or pull Portra 400?

Portra 400 +1 Portra 400 pushed 1 stop will add some contrast, some slight color shifts, and if you meter correctly the grain shouldn’t be that much more noticeable than when shot at box speed. [Pull -1] Pulling color negative film will mute the colors, take away contrast, and increase shadow detail.

What does pushing and pulling film do?

Ultimately pushing and pulling film refers to the development. Pushing means a longer development time and increased contrast. Pulling is a shorter development time which reduces contrast. So, a shorter development time (pulling) will reduce the density of the highlights, which will reduce the contrast of the negative.

Is Portra 400 or 800 better?

Portra 800 is very similar to Portra 400 but with more noticeable grain and slightly more contrast. It has warm tones, very good exposure latitude, and while its grain is more noticeable it’s still very pleasant looking. Its higher iso makes it ideal for lower light shooting.

Should you overexpose Portra 400?

We rated Kodak Portra 400 at box speed. You can see that as you overexpose more, red tones start to creep into your picture. So, it is really best to rate this film close to box speed.

Why is Portra 400 so good?

400 iso is a great in-between – it’s great for our outdoor shooting as well as shooting in lower light and for being a 400 iso film it has a very fine grain that’s barely noticeable when exposed properly. Portra has incredible exposure latitude meaning it does well with overexposure and it also pushes well.

Should I push Portra 400?

Portra 400 pushed 1 stop will add some contrast, some slight color shifts, and if you meter correctly the grain shouldn’t be that much more noticeable that when shot at box speed. The pushing or pulling process involves shooting and developing film at a different ISO then what the film is rated for.

Why is Portra 160?

Portra 160 features a significantly finer grain structure for improved scanning and enlargement capability, whilst retaining exceptionally smooth and natural skin tone reproduction….Additional information.

Weight 30 g
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 15 cm
Brand Kodak
Quantity Single Roll
Exposures 36

Can I shoot Portra 400 at night?

Let me also clarify something – Kodak Portra (and C-41 films in general) is known for being tolerant to overexposure, but yes of course it is possible to overexpose this film.