Kodak Ultramax 400 is a great alternative to more expensive Portra 400. It has very high exposure latitude, strong saturation, medium to high contrast, and its grain is more noticeable than pro grade film but is still very good looking. It's a versatile film, good for daylight and lowlight shooting. Like most Kodak, its warm tones make it good portrait film and it’s strong saturation works well for landscapes as sell. In our opinion, this film is one of the best budget films and is great for beginners since it does so well with over exposure.