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Kodak Professional Portra 400-speed colour negative film

Kodak have introduced improved versions of their Kodak Professional Portra 400-speed colour negative film with a finer grain and better scanning.

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Kodak Professional Portra 400Press Release:

In a move that underscores their ongoing support of the professional photography market, Kodak have announced improved versions of their Kodak Professional Portra 400NC and 400VC films. The latest enhancements to the award winning Kodak Professional Portra colour negative film family build on the successful introduction of improved Portra films in 2006. The finer grain of the Portra 400NC and 400VC films, combined with the spectacular skin tone of the entire portfolio, enable professional photographers to create striking, breathtaking photographs.

“In the past 18 months, since we introduced the new generation of Portra film, we’ve sought ways to refine and improve the films to provide even better options for professional photographers,” said Mary Jane Hellyar, president, Film Products Group and executive vice president, Eastman Kodak Company. “These new 400NC and 400VC films, with their even finer grain, will enable photographers to create stunning images with spectacular skin tones and, in addition, provide improved scanning performance for greater enlargement capability.”


The new films offer:

Finer grain
Extended use of antenna dye technology enables Portra 400NC and 400VC films to deliver finer grain than ever before.

Outstanding scanning results
With finer grain and an emulsion overcoat specially designed for scanners, Portra 400 films reproduce beautifully, with either optical or digital output.

Spectacular skin tones
The new Portra 400 films continue to deliver smooth, natural reproduction of skin tones.

Kodak introduced the new Kodak Professional Portra film family in 2006. Since that time, the films have received numerous industry awards. This year, readers of Studio Photography named Portra film as the Reader’s Choice, for the second year in a row. In addition to the Studio Photography award, the Portra family of films has received:

American Photo Editor’s Choice Award
American Photo’s annual guide to photography’s best new products awarded Portra Film the Editor’s Choice for Imaging Essentials.

Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) – Best Film in Europe 2007
The award, voted for by TIPA members, recognises the fine grain, excellent resolving power and superb colour precision offered to professional photographers by Kodak’s four colour negative professional films: Portra 160NC, 160VC, 400NC and 400VC.

Professional Photographer’s 2007 Hot One Award - Colour Negative Films
The Professional Photographer Hot One Awards, chosen by a panel of 15 practising professional photographers, honour the photography industry’s best new products for professional application. The panel chose Portra film for the colour negative film category.


The new Kodak Professional Portra films will be available worldwide on a stock-turnover basis from 2008. For more information please visit the Kodak website.

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