In this article, we will be taking a look at what we consider to be the best film for Pentax k1000 cameras currently available on the market right now. We have seen a steady number of people reaching out over the last few months for advice on the type of film they should be using so we decided to publish this article to help any of our readers in this same situation.
We have chosen a number of different types of 35mm film that are ideal for what we feel are the four main types of photography. We will be offering a recommendation for general photography, portrait photography, landscape photography, and black and white photography. You can click on the interactive table of contents below to be taken directly to the section that you specifically want.
Kodak Portra ISO 400 35mm Film For Colour Photography For General Photography
If you are not planning on specifically going for either portrait or landscape photography with your k1000 then we would highly recommend you give this film a try. The 400 ISO good for overcast conditions if you are capturing photographs outdoors as well as photographing in well-lit locations. It is no surprise that it has such a solid reputation amongst the film based photography community.
From what we have seen, many Pentax k1000 users tend to be hobbyist photographers who like to capture photographs with the unique film look and feel to them. The Kodak Portra ISO 400 is perfect for this slightly vintage look on your Pentax k1000 photos and the film is relatively budget friendly considering the number of situations that you are able to use it in making it one of the most popular Pentax k1000 accessories.
All in all, we feel that it is the best color film for Pentax k1000 on the market right now and that it is well worth trying out, even if it is just for one single reel.
Kodak Portra 800 ISO 800 35mm Film For Portraits
Throw in the ease of use, the fact it is easy to get ahold of and its budget-friendly pricing, it’s no surprise that the Kodak Portra 800 has earned a well-deserved reputation amongst the film based photography community when it comes to color portraits.
The higher ISO of 800 makes the film relatively fast but in turn, means that it may struggle more with landscape photography type photographs due to the heavy detail epic vistas. If you are planning on taking a mix of both portrait and landscape photographs then we would recommend that you check out the Kodak Portra ISO 400 covered above as it is more of a general, middle of the road film where it acts as a jack of all trades but master of none to try and offer the decent photographs no matter what.
Fujifilm Velvia ISO 50 35mm Film For Landscape Photography
The film is popular amongst users of various film cameras due to it being able to offer some beautifully vibrant photographs that require surprisingly little effort on your part. Its low ISO level allows for longer exposure times so you are able to ensure you are getting the best chance possible to capture the vista in all its beauty.
Again, if you are planning to take general photographs or a mix of both landscape and portrait then we would recommend that you try out the Kodak Portra ISO 400 covered first in our article. Although its landscape type photographs will be slightly worse than those offered by the Fujifilm Velvia ISO 50, its portrait photographs will be much better than you can acheive with this film.
The low ISO level of the film also makes it ideal for use with a high-quality ND filter (Click here to check for product prices and availability). This can allow you to control the amount of light getting access to your camera’s sensor and film but allowing you to take full advantage of the low ISO level on the film. If you have a water feature such as a waterfall or a stream available then you are able to allow the film to produce the smooth, milky, creamy water textures similar to the image below.
All in all, we feel that you should give the Fujifilm VelviaISO 50 35mm Film a try, even if it is just one single roll to see the types of images you are able to capture.
Ilford HP5 400 ISO Film For Black And White Photography
With an ISO of 400 is again offered a nice middle ground for a general use film that you are able to use to capture a whole range of black and white photograhs where ever you go.