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Think Tank Photo Retrospective 50 Shoulder Bag (Black)

B&H # THR50B Mfr # 737
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You Pay: $249.75
Product Highlights
  • Fits 2x DSLRs, 2-4x Lenses & 15" Laptop
  • 1100 Denier Polyspun Polyester
  • Inconspicuous Design & Features
  • Hook & Loop "Sound Silencers" on Flap
  • Soft, Adjustable Shoulder Strap & Pad
  • Removable Short Carrying Handle
  • Modular Design for Accessories
  • Clear Business Card Holder
  • Seam-Sealed Rain Cover

The black Retrospective 50 Shoulder Bag from Think Tank Photo is a soft-sided camera bag with a simple design on the outside, and a lot of storage capacity on the inside. It is capable of carrying up to two full-frame DSLRs plus three to six lenses, with dedicated slot for most 15" laptops.

To conceal your expensive photo equipment, the outside of the bag was specially designed with a minimalist, distraction-free approach - when you want to blend in rather than stick out in a crowd. Even the front flap, with its hook & loop fasteners, have "sound silencers" built-in, to reduce the loud ripping noise usually attributed to hook & loop when opening a bag.

The two front pockets carry the main part of your gear: up to two DSLR camera bodies. Within the main compartment is an organizer pocket for pens, a note pad, batteries, or other small tools and accessories. A soft, adjustable shoulder strap ensures you can wear the bag for extended periods of time, and the seam-sealed rain cover provides protection against the elements.

Fits Up to 2x DSLRs, 2-4x Lenses & 15" Laptop
The Retrospective 50 has sufficient height to accommodate a 70-200mm lens attached to a pro DSLR camera body, in a vertical configuration, or several combinations of cameras, lenses and accessories. These can include: 1x DSLR with standard zoom attached with 1-3x additional lenses including a 70-200 f2.8 lens, or 2x DSLRs bodies in front pockets with 2-4x lenses in main compartment including a 70-200 f2.8 lens. Your kit will vary, but rest assured you can fit several types of cameras, lenses, a 15" laptop and accessories into the same bag for a variety of photographic styles and genres.
1100 Denier Polyspun Polyester
All the shoulder bags in the Retrospective series are available in three colors: Blue Slate in a cotton canvas, Pinestone in a cotton canvas and Black which has a polyspun nylon exterior. Constructed from 1100 denier polyspun polyester, the black Retrospective is designed to be both inconspicuous and modern.
Inconspicuous & Modular Design
Just because it has a minimalistic look does not mean it sacrifices storage and convenience. Two "sound silencers" underneath the main flap are used to suppress the loud tearing sound hook & loop makes while opening and closing the bag. Modular components can be added and removed at will thanks to its built-in webbing loops on each side, two collapsible nylon pockets in the main compartment fit most flash units or other accessories, a hook-and-loop strap can be used to secure contents, and a wide storage pocket on the back can carry magazines, newspapers, or other paperwork.
Soft, Adjustable Shoulder Strap & Pad
The bag has a fully adjustable canvas strap and a breathable cushioned pad for extra comfort, which slides along the strap for optimum positioning. Sections of non-slip material on the pad help keep the entire strap on your shoulder.
Removable Short Carrying Handle
The removable short carrying handle allows you to lift and carry the bag with ease and comfort when you need it, or to remove it completely when you don't.
Seam-Sealed Rain Cover
The seam-sealed rain cover included with the Retrospective bag was specially designed to keep the carrying handle and integrated shoulder strap outside the rain cover, without compromising protection from the elements.
Material 1000 Denier polyspun polyester
Type of Closure Hook & loop front flap, zippers
Exterior Dimensions 16 x 11.8 x 8.5" (40.6 x 30 x 21.6 cm)
Interior Dimensions Main Compartment: 15.5 x 11 x 6.5" (39.4 x 27.9 x 16.5 cm)
Laptop Pocket: 15 x 11 x 1.4" (38 x 28 x 3.6 cm)
Carrying/Transport Options Soft, adjustable shoulder strap with cushioned non-slip pad
Removable short carrying handle
Weight 3.8-4.5 lbs (1.6-1.9 kg)
Lowest weight taken with bottom padding and two hinged dividers intact
Think Tank Photo Retrospective 50 Shoulder Bag (Black)
  • Removable Short Carrying Handle
  • Seam Sealed Rain Cover
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Think Tank PhotoRetrospective 50 Shoulder Bag (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (4)
    • Comfortable strap (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (3)
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      5.0

      Fits Everything (Almost too much!)

      By Kris Rae

      from Middletown, CT

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Durable
      • Spacious

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Retrospective 50 Shoulder Bag (Blue Slate):

        Think Tank Photo Bags are amazing products and the Retrospective 50 delivers the same quality I have come to love. (And I'm a big fan of their soft canvas in stylish Pinestone/Slate Blue.)

        This shoulder-bag is roomie to say the least. I picked this up to travel to California and didn't want to use my Think Tank Airport Security as I needed to stay light and mobile with two kids in tow for this trip.

        I was able to fit 5 prime lenses, a 70-200, 2 full-size bodies, 2 speedlights with OCF triggers, 1 MacBook Pro, 1 MacBook Air, external backup drives, and a plethora of computer-related cords, cards, filters, extra batteries, etc. inside this bag. I was blown away by how much it could hold. Much more than my tried and true Domke F2 that I picked up in 2001.

        When I hefted all that weight onto my shoulder I was pleased to find that the shoulder strap had a nice thick, plush pad to accomodate my (stuffed) packing job.

        All in all this bag deserves all 5 stars through and through.

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        5.0

        Good large bag

        By Alan

        from Rome, GA

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Durable
        • Good Protection
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Transport
          • Storage
          • Travel

          Comments about Retrospective 50 Shoulder Bag (Black):

          It's great for people with larger cameras and several lenses. It's well made of course like all the Think Tank Bags.

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          5.0

          Just what I needed

          By fillnflash

          from St. Louis, MO

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Retrospective 50 Shoulder Bag (Blue Slate):

            Needed a bag which didn't quite look like a 'traditional' camera bag, to carry a variety of cameras (big and small) as well as a serious laptop and associated wires/plugs/chargers etc.

            This bag was just what I was looking for, and seems well made enough to last for awhile. Worth the price!

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            4.0

            Great Bag!!!

            By CPKPHOTOS

            from NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Retrospective 50 Shoulder Bag (Black):

                Definitely the best bag I have ever bought, it seems to be bigger in the inside the the outside(sorry Dr. Who fans). It holds my 5D-MIII, 7D, 100-400 4.5L, 70-200 2.8L 24-70 2.8L, 2-flash and 4 prime lens. I weighted the bag and it was just over 25lbs. The only thing I would wish it had is tripod straps.

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                5.0

                Perfect Bag For Me

                By stbdtack

                from Annapolis

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Durable
                • Good Protection
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Transport

                  Comments about Retrospective 50 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                  Quality all the way -- expected from Think Tank. Light olive color -- subdued. Big and well organized without being too busy. Will have to guard against carrying a back-breaking load :) Of course, no one bag does it all, but this one will do when I don't want to leave anything behind.

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                  5.0

                  Outstanding Camera Bag

                  By GlimpseInTimePhotography

                  from Lancaster, PA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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                        Comments about Retrospective 50 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                        Super sturdy construction
                        Tons of room

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