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Think Tank PhotoRetrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray)
 
4.8

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (29)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Comfortable strap (13)
  • Compact (12)
  • Lightweight (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (19)
  • Daily transport (9)
  • Family photos (5)
  • Landscape/scenery (5)
  • Weddings (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (15), Semi-pro photographer (10), Pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

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5.0

The best photo bag I ever owned!

By anna

from canada

Verified Buyer

Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray):

Use it with canon 5d mark 3 and 24-70 2.8 lens. there's plenty of space for my flash, another lens and my personal items in the front and/or back pocket. This is a very solid bag which protect the camera and lenses very well - and yet, no one ever guessed it is a photo gear bag... I am using these bag (have 2 of them) all the time and for travels on the plane.

I only wish the side pockets were a little wider so that I could fit in there my water bottle!!!!! As much as I have been using this bag - I did not find a use for those outside side pockets... :(

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5.0

Great bag for a small on location shoot!

By pmr_visuals

from New York, NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray):

    I use this bag to carry my 5D Mark III with 24-70 attached (lens hood attached) plus a 70-200 (lens hood reversed) and a 580 EX II and my iPad Air. There is still so much space for filters, extra batteries, memory cards, pens, even a second body if I had one.

    The bag construction feels great and the shoulder strap is the best one I've ever used. Extremely comfortable!!

    Overall great bag

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great Bag!

    By art54

    from Simsbury, Ct.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Underwater
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Black):

      I have several Think tank bags and love them all. Bought this to carry my Sony A7 with FE 16-35 and a FE 24-70 attached to the camera. Also have a Sony Vertical Grip attached. All told, its a big unit. Fits perfectly in the Retrospective 10.

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      • No

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      5.0

      perfect Bag!

      By Romyzski

      from New York, NY

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Video Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray):

        I have lots of camera bag like Kata, Manfroto and Timbukto but I'm not happy about it until I discover this bag. I can't believe how well thought is the design that it accommodates a lot of my stuff. I was able to fit all my gear (Sony a7ii with 70-200, 24-70, 16-35, 35mm 2 hvl 58 flush, extra batteries, filters, phottix oden wireless system and my Sirui T-025x tripod. One thing I like the most about this bag is the design. It doesn't look like a camera bag. The material and construction of this bag is built to last. This model can accommodate your Ipad .

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        • No

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        5.0

        solid bag

        By Paul

        from Albany, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Camera Carry
          • Protedtion

          Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Blue Slate):

          This bag (if the Retrospective 7, which I also have, is representative...) is a very sturdy bag that doesn't scream "CAMERA BAG" if left in plain view. I use it for my collection of 120 cameras - 4 folders and a TLR

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          4.0

          If you want water, think stainless.

          By AZ Dave

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Well made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Street photography
            • Travel

            Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray):

            First let me say I've not had a chance to actually use this bag yet. I bought it for a planned recent trip to South America, that we cancelled, and for an upcoming tour in Europe. The desire is a bag that I can use when hoofing around on tourist tours of cities, archeology sites, etc. While this bag might make it on a day hike or two, I'll probably continue to use one of my backpack style bags for hikes.

            For air travel, this bag will be packed in my luggage. My gear will be in a Pelican iM2500 case in the overhead luggage compartment. I'll load this bag in the hotel from the hard case based on where we're going and what we're doing that day.

            The bag is well made, attractive and, for the most part, well designed. For a shoulder bag, it provides good protection/padding. Like other reviewers have mentioned, it's not obviously a camera bag. Certainly some street thieves will recognize it for what it is, but I really don't want to let paranoia have me carrying a diaper bag for my gear.

            It comfortably holds my Nikon D800E and two additional lenses – 24-120 mm on the body, 16-35 mm in one compartment and 70-200 mm (2.8 VRII) in the other. While the 16-35 could be on the body and in the bag, the 70-200 on the body is too long to put in the bag if you want to close the bag.

            There are plenty of pockets for cards, filters, batteries, etc., but I suspect getting stuff in and out of some of those pockets with the body and two lenses in the bag will not be as easy as one would like. All the more reason to pack what you need and no more, and consider what you put where.

            I doubt I'll carry my D700 body in the front pocket as mentioned in the description - it'll further crowd/cram the pockets and add weight I really don't want to shoulder. Yeah, it'll fit, but at what cost?

            My one gripe about the bag is the "water bottle holders" on either end of the bag's exterior. The pockets are very small in diameter, when Think Tank says small water bottles they're very serious. The only water bottle(s) I've found to fit the pocket(s) are narrow (2.75"), stainless steel bottles. I've not seen a bottle of water at a convenience store you could stuff in the pockets. Since these are external pockets that could easily be a little larger in diameter, I dropped a star off the rating for poor design.

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            5.0

            My final bag purchase...

            By Alex

            from TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Ergonomical

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Day Shooting
              • Travel

              Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray):

              This bag fits all of my gear, is very well put together, and comfortable for lugging all day. For my setup, it is the perfect size: Canon 6D with 135L attached, 50mm f/1.4, 35L, and external flash. The front pouch is great for a few pocket wizards, some filters, memory cards, and batteries. The business card slot inside the front flap is genius, and it is the small things that really give Think Tank bags the edge. Although pricey, the build is exceptional and I expect this bag to last a lifetime. I would also highly suggest Think Tank's sling bag lineup if you are a hiker/outdoorsman.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great bag!

              By Betty

              from Cape Cod

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray):

                I love this bag to hold my mirror less camera gear. It holds everything I need but without being too big and bulky. The only complaint (and the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars) is that the bag is a bit heavy on it's own. It's well designed however and well made.

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                5.0

                Fantastic bag!

                By Cab

                from Massachusetts

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Looking
                • Lots Of Pockets And Features

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray):

                    I couldn't be happier with this bag. It looks great but isn't obviously a camera bag. It easily holds all I've thrown at it (typically a D300 with Tokina 11-16/2.8 plus 2-3 additional lenses, filters, extra batteries, etc). It has more well-thought-out pockets and storage than I had imagined. It's very well made and seems exceptionally durable. I imagine I will be using this for longer than most of the gear I currently have in it. The only things I would change are that I wish the shoulder pad was removable and that the pockets on the sides could hold a larger water bottle. The pad is grippy and comfortable, but I have found that sometimes I'd rather just have the strap instead of the large-ish pad.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love this bag!

                    By dkphoto7

                    from Houston TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray):

                      Nice size for a bag that easily holds my D800 with grip and lens attached plus extra space to hold more lens and flash. Everyone says how well made it is and they are not lying.

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                      5.0

                      fantastic bag

                      By remraf

                      from arkansas

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Roomy Lens Compartment

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray):

                          Use the retro 10 to carry my d7100 with 24-70 attached. A 12-24 wide angle and a 18-200 zoom in the main compartment of this bag. Plenty of room left for other flash, charger in main compartment also. With the other storage areas in this bag, unless you want to carry the entire kitchen sink of photography gear, then this is the bag for you.
                          Especially like the fact that it doesn't look and scream "I'm a camera bag--grab me"! It carries all that I am interested in carrying. If I use other lenses, I just swap them out and leave some at home. This bag is going to last me a long time and it is super comfortable to carry with the over padded shoulder strap. I have had other shoulder bags and this one wins hands down.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          For Professionals Traveling Light

                          By EJ's TopPix

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional Cameras

                            Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray):

                            The problem with most small to mid-size bags is that they cannot handle a pro DSLR with a battery grip and zoom attached at the same time. The Retrospective 10 solves this problem beautifully. I alternate using a 5DmkIII and 1V-HS with grip and 28-70 2.8. The Retro10 keeps my gear at a convenient, ready position without being too big, but still having plenty of room for flash, batteries, extra prime lens, and assorted other stuff.

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                            5.0

                            sweet and sassy

                            By Eagle Eye

                            from Astoria, NY

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos

                                Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Blue Slate):

                                I have a Nikon D5300 with an 18-200 lens on it and three other lenses. This bag comfortably fits them all in, with room left for battery, a couple of hoods and my iPad. I love the looks and feel of it! Its Retro style does not broadcast it as a photo bag. It has the best shoulder strap I've ever seen: wide, thick and strong as well as a moveable pad. It also has a detachable handle for carrying it if you don't want it on your shoulder; something I've found useful getting in and out of places.

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                                5.0

                                Another great think tank product

                                By RT

                                from Charlotte, NC

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray):

                                    I use a think tank urban disguise bag as a carry on for a lot of gear but it's clearly too big to use as a day pack. The retrospective 10 serves that purpose in grand fashion. It is relatively small and extremely comfortable on the shoulder. It holds a pro size body with standard zoom attached and 70-200 not mounted. Can also fit 16-35 f4, sb-910 flash and numerous accessories. Certainly all you need for a day shooting can be put into this pack. The material appears very durable and I love the color. Definitely doesn't look like your typical camera bag, which I guess is the point. Highly recommend!

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                                    5.0

                                    Love this bag

                                    By The Beachtripper

                                    from Texas Gulf Coast

                                    Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray):

                                    Bought the Think Tank camera bag for an upcoming trip to St. Barts. It is perfect for my SLR, zoom lens, compact camera, accessories & my tablet. Best of all it does not scream camera inside. And as always, great service from BH photo.

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                                    5.0

                                    Best camera bag for being un-noticed

                                    By Snow

                                    from Knox, TN

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Street photography
                                    • Travel
                                    • Video
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray):

                                    This bag is awesome for keeping a low profile while traveling. In a city, it rarely stands out. Among tourists, you look like someone just hanging out. The shoulder strap is incredibly strong and thick. I think you could repel with it if needed. With no exterior badges, it doesn't stand out like a typical camera bag. Most camera bags attract far too much attention, even on a professional shoot. You are crazy not to consider this, even if you are an aspiring amateur.

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                                    4.0

                                    Just what I needed

                                    By bmore

                                    from odenton, md

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                    • Price

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray):

                                    Fits my D700 with grip with 24-70 lens attached, 70-200mm lens, 16-28 lens. Extra pockets for other things. It's an ugly bag, but I wanted something that doesn't say camera inside. Wife said it looks like a diaper bag, lol. A bit pricey, but high quality.

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect for any shoot!

                                    By Rob

                                    from Pekin, IL

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray):

                                      I have no problem fitting all my gear into one bag now. I can get the job done very easily now. This bag allows me to carry two flashes, two camera bodies(with batt. grips), an 18-200mm, a 50mm, a 100mm macro and all my little bits have plenty of pocket space. Great bag, loving every thing about it! Only thing that could be wrong is not having a spot to hang a tripod. But that won't keep me from buying another one of these.

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                                      • Yes

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                                      5.0

                                      Perfect Bag (for me)

                                      By Rob333

                                      from New York, NY

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone Gray):

                                      looks are very stealth. doesn't scream "cameras ahoy!" got the Pinestone because the black is more nylon looking.

                                      Daily load my D700 w/ grip and 24-70 attached (with or w/o the hood), a 50mm, 85mm, and flash. lots of storage, but gets bulky as you put more stuff in. I leave the chargers home unless I know I'll be doing a lots of shooting....

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                                      5.0

                                      Much more than I anticipated...

                                      By FJC

                                      from Rhode Island

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Black):

                                          My camera, D3x, is large and heavy to carry around all the time. This bag is sturdy enough and large enough, which allows me to carry all I need. This usually includes an extra lens, sometimes a flash, extra battery and odds and ends. I also love the fact that it really doesn't look like a camera bag.
                                          I highly recommend this bag...

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