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Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Blue Slate)

B&H # THRS7BS Mfr # 748
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Product Highlights
  • For Standard DSLR System/70-200mm f/2.8
  • Holds iPad or 11" MacBook Air
  • Exterior Pocket for 2nd Body
  • Sound Silencers Eliminate Opening Noises
  • Two Interior Hook/Loop Nylon Pockets
  • Interior Organizer Pockets/Filters Cards
  • Customizable Interior Dividers
  • Adjustable Shoulder Strap / YKK Zippers
  • Removable Top Carry Strap / Rain Cover
  • Accepts Optional Modular/Skin Pouches

The blue slate Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag from Think Tank is a shooter's bag. With enough space for your standard DSLR with a 24-70mm f/2.8 attached and a 70-200mm f/2.8 by its side, you'll also have enough room left over for your flash and accessories. Plus, there's a rear pocket large enough for your iPad or 11" MacBook Air. The internal dividers can be configured to accommodate the gear you need that day.

Inside, there are two hook and loop nylon pockets that can hold a flash or similar sized item. Outside, under the main flap is another pocket that can hold an additional DSLR body or accessories.

The main flap is secured with hook and loop panels and all the zippers are durable YKK design. Think Tank's unique "Sound Silencers" - panels located under the main flap can be deployed to eliminate the "ripping" sound of the touch fasteners when you need to access the interior. This will come in handy when shooting in quiet venues such as court rooms, golf matches or public relations events.

For business cards, there's a clear interior pocket for extra cards or your ID. An interior zippered organizer pocket can hold your filters, cleaning cloths and other small accessories. Pens, maps and even more stuff can be kept within a second interior storage pocket.

Carrying the Retrospective 7 is easy with its adjustable canvas strap or removable top carry handle. The shoulder strap comes with a cushioned pad that can slid along the strap for optimum positioning. The strap is also supplied with patches of non-slip material to keep it stable while in use. For bad weather, the bag comes with a rain cover that covers the bag but exposes both the shoulder and carry strap.

The Retrospective has been designed to keep you fully equipped and unobtrusive while on the job or just out for a walk with the family. It has a classic design that is subtle, functional and backed by Think Tank's lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects.

Perfectly suited for standard DSLR with a separate pocket for an iPad/11" MacBook Air
The exterior of each Retrospective shoulder bag is purposefully simple, allowing photographers to inconspicuously blend into their shooting environment
Allows you to attach some of Think Tank's optional Modular and Skin gear pouches to increase the capacity of the bag
The "sound silencers" underneath the main flap are used to suppress the loud tearing sound hook-and-loop makes while opening and closing the bag. Simply release the sound silencer panels and cover the hook-and-loop strips to prevent the hook-and-loop from contacting
A clear business card pocket, for identification and spare cards, is located under the main flap
A fully adjustable, canvas strap is integrated into each Retrospective 7. For extra comfort, a breathable cushioned pad slides along the strap for optimum positioning. Sections of non-slip material on the pad helps keep the entire strap on your shoulder
Removable carrying handle for convenience
The seam-sealed rain cover included with the Retrospective 7 was specially designed to keep the carrying handle and integrated shoulder strap outside the rain cover without compromising protection from the elements
Within the Retrospective's main compartment, are two collapsible nylon pockets (one on each side). These pockets are tall enough to fit most flash units or other accessories. A hook-and-loop strap can be used to secure the contents or it can be tucked into the pocket for quicker access
Zippered organizer pocket inside the main compartment. It gives photographers enough space for small, but significant, accessories necessary for a successful shoot
A second interior pocket holds pens, maps, additional business cards and has a convenient hook and loop closure
Lift up the main flap to reveal a spacious exterior pocket. This pocket is large enough to carry a DSLR body or a number of other accessories
Hook-and-loop panels securely fastens the main flap down, keeping valuable photo equipment hidden from view
Removable divider set for custom layouts; high-quality YKK zippers
Compatibility
One standard-size DSLR with 2-3 lenses and accessories. iPad/11" MacBook Air fits in rear zippered pocket
Accommodates a pro DSLR with 24-70mm f/2.8 attached, 70-200mm f/2.8 detached and flash
The softness and flexibility of the Retrospective 7 easily allows a pro size DSLR to be carried in the main compartment with a lens attached, facing downward
Carry-On Form Factor
FAA and airline carry-on specifications are subject to change without notice, please check with your airline before designating this case as a carry-on item. Most airlines require carry-on items to have an external linear measurement that is equal to or less than 45.0" (114.3 cm). The external dimensions of this case add up to 30.0" (76.2 cm)
Material Sand-washed cotton canvas
Type of Closure YKK RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers
Exterior Dimensions 13.5 x 9.5 x 7.0" (34.3 x 24.1 x 17.8 cm)
Interior Dimensions 12.5 x 8.8 x 5.0" D (31.8 x 22.4 x 12.7 cm)
Tripod Holder No
Carrying/Transport Options Adjustable canvas shoulder strap
Removable top carry handle
Weight 2-3 lb (0.9-1.4 kg)
Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Blue Slate)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Rain Cover
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    Think Tank PhotoRetrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone)
     
    4.8

    (based on 50 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (43)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (39)
    • Good protection (31)
    • Comfortable strap (29)
    • Compact (24)
    • Lightweight (21)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (33)
      • Daily transport (25)
      • Storage (9)
      • Weddings (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (26), Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (44)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great bag for travel!

      This bag suits my needs very well. I mainly bought it for travelling. I always opt for the lowest possible carry-weight, combined with quality and style. I have a Fujifilm X-pro1 with lenses...Read complete review

      This bag suits my needs very well. I mainly bought it for travelling. I always opt for the lowest possible carry-weight, combined with quality and style. I have a Fujifilm X-pro1 with lenses which fits like a charm, however recently I've been bringing my favourite gem, the amazing and even smaller Sony RX1. Either way both setups leaves plenty of room for my other travel-essentials, chargers, iPhone, iPad, waterbottle, a snack, scarf/gloves (in winter) and a book without breaking a sweat. Photographers packing a DSLR-kit should also be able to find joy with this bag, albeit leaving less room for non-photographic equipent. In short, due to the small size of my equipment, this bag serves me as a compact, lightweight, high-end multipurpose camera bag. It's very well made and if the size fits your needs I doubt you'll be disappointed. As an even more lightweight, discreet daybag for long days of sightseeing, bringing the camera with me to work etc, I even bought the Retrospective 5, which is excellent when you don't need to bring much other than your camera and maybe some lenses. It is possible to fit an iPad mini in the '5 front pocket! Both the 7 and 5 are bags that can end your "baglust" Highly recommended. Also, shopping with B&H is always a good experience, great customer service.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Still bulky

      Was looking for a thin lens bag that can accommodate 70-200 and a few batteries. I landed on this one, but it is still unnecessarily wide.
      It does the job,...Read complete review

      Was looking for a thin lens bag that can accommodate 70-200 and a few batteries. I landed on this one, but it is still unnecessarily wide.
      It does the job, but not elegant enough.

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      5.0

      Great size travel bag

      By KOZIMG

      from Central Florida

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

        perfect size travel bag for when you just need to pack you camera body and a couple of lenses or flash. I love this discreet bag because it doesn't scream "I have a camera here"

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        • No

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        5.0

        So relieved!

        By Kat

        from Brooklyn, NY

        Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Black):

        I have had my share of camera bags in the past. This Retrospective 7 could very well be my last. That is unless Think Tank themselves revises it and makes it shockingly appealing which I believe would be hard to do. It's hardy but not heavy, functional but not gadgety, spacious but not bulky. I currently carry a pro body camera, speedlite, and two lenses and there's ample room for another lens or speedlite. The shoulder strap distributes the weight so that you forget you're carrying as much as you are, making street photography or the occasional photo walk tremendously easier. I don't like spending a bad penny so I'm so relieved after buying this bag since it meets and exceeds my expectations.

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        4.0

        Good bag, almost excellent

        By D

        from Massachusetts, usa

        Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

        A comfortable, well made bag. Problem for me was it just wasn't quite roomy enough in the right places . Laptop compartment ( On outside back) was just big enough to fit an old ipad in its case. So that was a tight fit. Also this bag is to carry Fuji mirror keeps cam and lens, and there is more camera space than needed for that. Retrospective 5 is ideal size for that camera system, but cannot accomodate an ipad

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        5.0

        Well thought out

        By Drastic

        from San Luis Obispo, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

            I have so many camera bags and backpacks, I felt guilty buying another one. But this one fills a special need: When I'm traveling, especially in a country where I feel a bit conspicuous by my height or color or lack of linguistic facility, how can I avoid looking even more out of place? Answer - a camera bag that does not look like a camera bag, that can also carry a day's essentials for walking around. That means, money, credit cards, keys, sunglasses, water bottle, phone, on and on. The camera still has plenty of room, is well protected, and I can also stuff in another lens or flash or maybe both. There's one padded pocket that fits an iPad perfectly. It's all very well made, has a tough padded shoulder strap, and is fairly secure against pickpockets provided the user is diligent about keeping the interior pockets and flap closed.

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            3.0

            Still bulky

            By ISDNY

            from NY, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

              Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Black):

              Was looking for a thin lens bag that can accommodate 70-200 and a few batteries. I landed on this one, but it is still unnecessarily wide.
              It does the job, but not elegant enough.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent walk around bag

              By Rich

              from Suburban Chicago

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                I use this to carry a d610 with either a 24-70 or 28-300 mounted. I carry along other small essential items for a great walk a around day bag. It is unobtrusive and has a nice look I feel very comfortable on the street. Yes you could fit a lot more into this bag but I try to keep the weight within reason. Thanks B&H for providing fast efficient service.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Bag

                By jhannah

                from Vermont

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                  Love this bag. It's the perfect size for me to carry around at a wedding or assignment. It has plenty of space without being too big or bulky. I usually carry a speed light and three lenses in it. I like that it's tall enough to fit a 70-200 with the lens hood on.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Bag for APS-C or MFT

                  By telefoto

                  from Nashville, TN

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                    Stylish and well-built medium size bag. Great for dSLR w/ 1-2 lenses or Fuji/MFT system with 2-3 lenses. Rugged and attractive.

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                    5.0

                    The best shoulder camera bag for DSLR

                    By J C

                    from BLAINE,WA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                        Haven't got a chance to use it much yet, but I really like this bag a lot after checking it out. Excellent built and quality, yet not too heavy. Good size for DSLR. I do wish the silent mode has a magnet to keep the bag close.

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                        5.0

                        I'd give it 10 Stars if I could

                        By Mike L

                        from Woodland Park, CO

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                          I had the Retrospective 30 for my dslr gear but sold it when I went mirror less. I've just ordered the 7 because these are simply, imho, the very best camera bags out there, bar none. All Think Tank products are excellent but the Retrospective line is amazing. These are well thought out bags, hold WAY more than you'd expect, have good features and they look great. And not only that but the material wears like iron. Plus, when you are on the street or traveling they don't scream CAMERA!!! I've tried bags from a number of manufacturers but I've not found any that I like as much as Think Tank. This is the third one I currently own but it is the sixth I've bought.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Super classy understated bag.

                          By Bynum

                          from Bentonville, AR

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Stylish

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                            I'm a video shooter that occasionally shoots stills. This bag is perfect as an everyday bag for your minimalist kit for the essential gear. I carry a dslr with a 24-105 attached, the 50 f1.8, and the Rokinon 35 mm cine. Along with a viewfinder attachment, a GoPro, ND filters, moleskine notebook, and an iPad! Crazy awesome storage in this thing. No more tacky camera bags with giant logos that say "Hey, I'm a camera bag! Expensive gear inside!" Also haven't mentioned the weather cover. I trudged around NYC's polar vortex with that baby on and kept everything protected. Sweet bag.

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                            5.0

                            This bag really is the best!

                            By MJ

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                              This bag really does live up to all of the positive comments everyone else has shared about it. I am an amateur photographer that likes to carry my Nikon D7000 with a 24-70mm lens attached everywhere I go. This bag replaced the backpack I used for daily use to carry my personal belongings as well as allowing me to bring all my necessary camera equipment with me. I bring my camera w/lens attached, my Tamaron 18-270, my Nikon 50MM, flash, a variety of filters, etc and my Macbook Pro 13" with all of my daily needs stuff in one compact and stylish bag. Note: the Macbook Pro fits in the sleeve assigned for an 11" iPad but the zipper does not close completely. Still the computer is secure enough to travel and works ideal as a carry on for the plane. I also carry two external hard drives with me and feel like I might still have room to spare. The bag is high quality and super comfortable to wear even with heavy loads. The organization pockets are well thought out and super functional. The rain cover is a nice touch and it feels as if this bag could do it all. I am extremely happy with this purchase and would recommend this product and other products from this company to anyone. Side note, while traveling this past weekend I was approached by a professional photographer who stated he also uses the same bag and absolutely loves it.

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                              5.0

                              High quality bag

                              By Daniel

                              from Ho Ho Kus, NJ

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Strap
                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Protection
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Transport
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                                Bag is made of high quality materials, very sturdy. Ergonomic, I can fit in my DSLR with lens, an additional lens and hot-shoe flash.

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                                5.0

                                Nice Tote

                                By BassBro

                                from Lake Stevens,WA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Strap
                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Good Protection
                                • Looks great

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Transport

                                  Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                                  Just what I needed to haul my smaller Mirrorless camera and an extra lens along with my MacBook Air. Quality of the materials is excellent and much handier than my Camera Gear Back Pack for shooting in the city.

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                                  5.0

                                  Cool looking, high utility bag

                                  By Jim Trainor

                                  from Wisconsin

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Protection
                                  • Stylish

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                                    This bag nicely holds my D800 with 24-120 attached, an extra lens (typically a 90mm macro) and an SB-800 flash.

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                                    5.0

                                    100% recomeded!!!

                                    By Rafa

                                    from Lima

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable Strap
                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Protection
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Storage
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                                      I bought this Shoulder Bag due to I want to travel with enough space, confidence.... all my expectations was complied....

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Perhaps the Perfect Bag

                                      By fishwrapcomix

                                      from Minnesota

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable Strap
                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Protection
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Daily Transport
                                      • Storage
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                                      I have owned and used a number of bags in my time with photography. These have included a couple of Billinghams which are beautifully made, Tenba and Domkes which have proved rugged and useful, but none have been as pleasing as this one. The Think Tank people have done a fantastic design job here. While it is very near in size to a number of other bags, its interior designs and use of space put it far ahead of the crowd. Pockets, expanding slots, zippered storage allow for wonderful arrangement of your gear. On my first outing the bag held a Leica R8 with lens, a Fuji XPRO1 with 18mm and grip and shade, a Rolleiflex TLR, and a Panasonic GF1 with 20mm lens, along with spare batteries, film, and odds and ends. While this was quite heavy the strap cushion made it an easy load to carry. It allows you to carry and access a lot of gear in the field at your hip. I can't imagine a better camera bag for a photo outing. It's just great.
                                      P.S. The canvas fabric and workmanship are also first rate.

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                                      • Yes

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                                      5.0

                                      Very happy

                                      By Lora Bay Harry

                                      from Ontario, Canada

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable Strap
                                      • Good Protection
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Daily Transport
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                                        We are currently touring Tuscany and use this bag for my 5D Markiii and have found it functional and comfortable. I don''t want to flaunt the camera so after shooting it is easy to put back in the bag and easy to take out as well. So far I'm pleased and hope it will wear well.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Bag

                                        By Dave

                                        from Missoula, MT

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable Strap
                                        • Durable
                                        • Good Protection

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Daily Transport
                                          • Storage
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                                          Outstanding quality and design. Perfect size for my Nikon D300 with std. lens attached, 2 extra lenses, small flash, and misc. items.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great bag!

                                          By Carl

                                          from Philadelphia, PA

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable Strap
                                          • Durable
                                          • Good Protection

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                                            OK, I don't beat up my bags, but this one seems durable all around. It has plenty of room and separations. The strap is well padded. Many features are well thought out (pockets, straps, loops, key ring hook, silencers). I am a function-before-form type of guy, but this also looks great.

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