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Think Tank PhotoRetrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Blue Slate)
 
4.8

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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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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                              • No

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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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                                  • No

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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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                                      • No

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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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