Kodak Portra 800 35mm

Colour negative film, cost £12.50 per roll from Analog Wonderland. Loaded 28th April 2020, finished 12 July. Sent to AG Photolab for processing: £3.49 plus £3.49 P&P. About 54p per image.

Problems with light flares on most of the 36 exposures. AG were very helpful and suggested these were light leaks in the camera - I’m going to put it in for a proper clean, lube, adjust and to have the light seals replaced. The Fuji GW690ii also, and probably my old Nikon FM body. The best camera I have at the moment (film) is the fifteen-quid Afga. That leaks too, sometimes, but it often takes excellent photos.

I also think that when everything works (i.e. the camera, the operator), this film stock works really well, even if at the moment most of what I am taking is pretty dull stuff.


Brand Type ISO Format Exposures Camera Lens
Kodak Portra 800 35mm 36 Nikon FM Nikon AI-s 28mm f/2.8
Frame Image Aperture Shutter Comment
1. Wild garlic f/5.6 1/250s Pattiesmuir 30 April
2. Portal f/16 1/250s flare
3. Field f/16 1/500 s  
4. Bluebell stump f/11 1/125s  
5. Horse chestnut f/2.8 1/500s flare
6. Post f/5.6 1/500s flare
7. Bluebells f/2.8 1/1000s flare
8. Bluebells f/2.8 1/1000s  
9. Clematis f/5.6 1/1000s 2 May, The Artist’s Garden
10. Lane f/8 1/125s Braefoot May 4th - flare
11. Moon f/22 1/500s flare
12. Lines f/22 1/250s flare
13.,14. Bluebell f/11 1/125s flare
15. Lime tree f/5.6 1/125s  
16. Narcissus f/4 1/1000s flare
17. Scots pine f/16 1/125s flare
18. Pine f/8 1/125s flare
19. Moon tree f/22 1/500s  
20. Different Moon tree f/22 1/500s flare
21. Bitch teeth f/22 1/500s flare
22. Fruit bowl f/2.8 1/125s Home 8th May
23. Fruit bowl f/5.6 1/125s flare
24. Campion f/8 1/1000s flare
25. Campion f/2.8 1/250s flare
26. Shoe tree f/8 1/500s flare
27. Selfie f/2.8 1/30s hh 21st April - bad focus
28. Kinghorn beach f/22 1/1000s 27 Jun
29. Kara f/22 1/1000s 27 Jun - flare
30. Beach at Achmelvich f/11 1/125s 11 July flare
31. Beach at Achmelvich f/11 1/125s flare
32. Canisp, Suilven, Stac Pollaidh f/22 1/250s 12 July
33. Canisp, Suilven, Stac Pollaidh f/16 1/1000s  
34. Swimmers at Achmahaird Bay, Assynt f/16 1/1000s  
35. Achmahaird Bay, Assynt f/16 1/1000s  
36. Achmahaird Bay, Assynt f/22 1/500s  
37. Achmahaird Bay, Assynt f/22 1/500s flare