The Kodak Portra 400 is Kodak’s midspeed film from the Portra series sitting inbetween the Portra 160 and Portra 800. It is also the more expensive ISO 400 color negative film in the Kodak lineup, the cheapter alternative being the Ultramax 400.
Processing (C-41) and scanning was done at urbanfilmlab in Germany.
Over the months it has become a bit of a thing for me to take a picture here with different films to see how they handle artificial lighting. The light in here is pretty constant and there even is a railing I can use as support.
It might be a good idea to have a look at the Fuji 200 article again, the Portra result looks way better to me.
Telling you that the Portra 400 is a good, high quality ISO 400 film is probably no news to you. Compared to the Ultramax 400 the grain is supposed to be lower and the colors less punchy Having shot both films I tend to say there is some truth to that, but as was already the case comparing Gold 200 to Color+ 200 I wouldn’t mind using either film, availability is once more the bigger issue.