Racquet News

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Racquet’s 2018 ‘Transit’ Tour Is On Its Way

After an absolutely huge entrance into the marketplace, the Racquet conglomerate – which now consists of both Racquet Studio and Racquet Film, Australia’s largest photo agency and film lab respectively – are going on tour again for the first time in just over a year. Their 2018 tour commencement date is TBC, however the team…

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AGFA Vista Is Dead, As Expected

The Belgian-German multinational corporation Agfa-Gevaert N.V (known by most of us as AGFA) has today announced what many of us already knew to be true. The company, popular for its very affordable, rather bold C41 35mm films (available in both 200 and 400 speeds) has earned a cult following for producing a good consumer-grade product…

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Once Upon A Time There Was No Mirror

Mirrorless cameras are the hot topic in 2018. A mirrorless camera is a type of camera that doesn’t require a reflex mirror, one of the key components of DSLR cameras. The mirror in a DSLR reflects the light up to the optical viewfinder, which provides your view of the scene. On the other side, mirrorless…

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New Films, Old Films, New Old Films

Everyone’s had something to say about the re-release of Kodak’s TMAX 3200 film. Even strong competitor ILFORD, who threw some shade with a ‘Never Left’ post regarding their highly popular Delta 3200 film stock. Though the posts regarding the re-release of TMAX 3200 are riddled with inaccuracies, which is particularly strange given Kodak are notorious…

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Things You Need To Know About 35mm Point & Shoots

Working in a lab that sells cameras comes with a variety of perks. Some of them – perhaps the most noteworthy – is trying out new film stock and testing cameras. This gives me the opportunity to gather a knowledge-base that wouldn’t be attainable without some kind of mirrored scenario in which a certain person…

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New Trading Hours

As of March 8th, Racquet’s latest trading hours will be in full effect. As you may have seen across our social channels, we’re implementing some new trial opening and closing times this week to see how responsive our customer base is to things like late nights and longer hours on Thursdays. Once again, these are…

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The SP3000 Joins The Racquet Family

After a long wait, we’ve got our hands on the famed Fuji Frontier SP3000, all thanks to the legends over at West End Camera Club. The addition of the SP3000 to the Racquet Film workflow not only means we can produce better quality images at a faster rate, but we can scan larger files and…

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The Birth of Racquet Film: Day One

In early 2017, Racquet Studio returned from a 14 day stint in Newcastle, shooting 8 campaigns for six brands. It was one of the most taxing expeditions Racquet Studio had been on, and while the majority of the team shot film, the brand had not yet set up an in-house lab. Running against the clock,…

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Racquet Film Opening Gallery

Our first dilemma of the New Year: Racquet Film’s opening gallery ‘guest list’. It’s the first day of 2018. All in three months, it’s hard to believe we went from a struggling one-room lab to one of Australia’s largest and most frequented film processing establishments in Australia. With support from some of the biggest legends…

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Racquet Reviews: Cinestill Film

Shot by Andy Sapp, 800T, Leica M6, 35mm ASPH f2.0 Summicron-M. As one of the more open-minded Brisbane photo labs, Racquet Film find a lot of unique film coming through our doors. Lately, Cinestill 800T has flooded our developing tanks, with the rise in popularity pretty easy to pin down: it’s a damn good film. But…