Kodak introduces 400-speed Portra film

Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y., introduced the new Kodak Professional Portra 400 film, featuring the finest

Kodak Portra film family

Kodak Portra film comes in 35, 120, 220 and sheet film formats

grain structure available in a 400 speed color negative film. The new film incorporates Kodak Vision Film Technology, plus antenna dye Sensitization in the cyan and magenta emulsion layers to achieve its unbeatable fine grain.

“This new Portra film follows a Kodak tradition of looking across our multiple business lines and leveraging our innovative technologies to make even industry-leading products better,” says Steven Decker, general manager, Film, Paper and Output Systems, and Vice President, Film, Photofinishing and Entertainment Group, Eastman Kodak Company. “The new Kodak Professional Portra 400 film is perfect for scanning and enlargements, two key components of today’s photographic workflow.”

The new film utilizes optimized emulsion spectral sensitivity and image modifier chemistry, Kodak’s proprietary DIR couplers and micro-structure optimized T-grain emulsion.  The new film replaces the existing Kodak Professional Portra 400NC and 400VC film offerings. Kodak estimates current supplies of Kodak Professional Portra 400 NC and Kodak Professional 400 VC Films will last until end of year 2010 at the current sales pace. The new film will be available in 35mm, 120/220, and 4×5 sheet format, beginning in October 2010.