I have purchased portra 800 mostly for wedding work, the film is awesome for getting ready shots in lower light, it has very fine almost non-existent grain which for this speed of film is amazing. I love Portra's skin tones and warmth. I wish it came in 220 as well.
Portra 800 is to be used in a studio setting or in a 2-3000K light setting. I shot it indoors and my images were crazy warm. My mistake. Not a knock on the film, just a tip in case you wondered. Beautiful grain, and so sharp! I use this film on an RZ67 and ProTL 645, and love it! Nice, clear, warm tones, extremely fine grain, and such a distinguished look. :) My absolute favorite film, except for price. Completely worth it, though.
Portra 800 is a wonderful film. It has a slightly bolder color palate than Portra 160 or 400, and that can be a good thing in a lot of situations, plus the latitude for low light situations is really nice. Dear Kodak: Lower the price to make it more comparable to Portra 160 and 400, and I'll buy more 800. Until then, I have to admit this film gets less use, even though I really like it. I like all the Portras.