Last Updated on 09/03/2018 by Mark Beckenbach
Think Tank Photo launches the Retrospective V2.0 with the same form-fitting design, but made lighter and with improved security for your gear.
If you loved Think Tank Photo’s Retrospective shoulder bag series, you might be interested in checking out the upgraded version of the popular camera bag. Whether you’re considering upgrading your current bag or are still on the look out for a reliable dedicated carrier for your gear, this improved line comes with some new features you may find useful.
Think Tank has retained the soft, form-fitting design that made the Retrospective shoulder bag series a top choice for many photographers through the years. However, it’s now lighter than the previous version and includes added security features to keep your gear protected. The series now has a zippered opening under the main flap that can be tucked away. There’s also a dedicated interior pocket for your tablet or laptop, a luggage handle pass-through, and a compressible water bottle pocket. The innovative “Sound Silencer” hook-and-loop closure has also been improved, so you can work even more quietly.
The exterior is made with sand-washed 100% cotton canvas with durable water-repellant and polyurethane coating. It’s also equipped with nylon webbing, abrasion-resistant zippers, and antique plated brass hardware. The interior features closed-cell foam and PE board reinforced dividers, polyurethane-backed velex liner and dividers, a 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, and polyester 300D two-tone twill ripstop lining.
Other useful features include additional dividers to sub-divide compartments for smaller lenses, removable carrying handle, adjustable shoulder strap with cushioned non-slip pad, seam-sealed rain cover, and webbing rail to accommodate modular pouches or carabiners.
To make sure that there’s a Retrospective bag for every photographer’s needs, Think Tank Photo has made the beloved series available in five sizes:
Retrospective 5 V2.0 – Fits a standard DSLR or Mirrorless body with a 17–40mm f/4 lens attached and a 9” tablet. Examples include a Canon 5DMIV with a 50mm f/1.8 attached, 24–70mm f/2.8, and an iPad Mini; or a Sony a7RIII with a 24–70mm f/4 attached, 16–35mm f/4, 55mm f/1.8, and an iPad Mini.
Retrospective 7 V2.0 – Fits a standard DSLR with a 24–70mm f/2.8 attached, 70–200mm f/2.8 unattached, flash, 10” tablet, and a 13” laptop. Examples include a Nikon D850 with 24–70mm f/2.8 attached, 70–200mm f/2.8, and a SB-5000 AFSpeedlight; or a DJI Mavic Pro drone, controller, batteries and accessories.
Retrospective 10 V2.0 – Fits a gripped DSLR with a 24–70mm f/2.8 attached, 10” tablet, 12” laptop, 70–200mm f/2.8 unattached, and a flash. Examples include a Nikon D5 with a 24–70mm f/2.8 attached, 70–200mm f/2.8 unattached, and a SB-5000 AFSpeedlight.
Retrospective 20 V2.0 – Holds a gripped DSLR with 70–200mm f/2.8 attached or a 300mm f/2.8 unattached, 24–70mm f/2.8, 10” tablet, 12” laptop, and a flash. Examples include a Nikon D5 with a 70–200mm f/2.8 attached, 14–24mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, and a SB-5000 AFSpeedlight.
Retrospective 30 V2.0 – Fits two gripped DSLRs with a 24–70mm f/2.8 and 16–35mm f/2.8 attached, 70–200mm f/2.8 unattached, and a 15” laptop. Examples include two Nikon D5 bodies with a 24–70mm f/2.8 and 14–24mm f/2.8 attached, 70–200mm f/2.8 unattached, and an iPad.
Visit Think Tank Photo’s website to find out more about the Retrospective V2.0 Series and grab the right one for you.