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Think Tank PhotoRetrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone)
 
4.9

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (42)
  • Good protection (31)
  • Comfortable strap (29)
  • Compact (27)
  • Lightweight (25)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (39)
    • Daily transport (25)
    • Storage (9)
    • Weddings (5)
    • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (29), Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (49), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Well thought out

    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...Read complete review

    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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    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 bag`

    By Rob

    from Gulf Coast

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

        Great for street photography. Doesn't scream camera bag. Currently carrying 5d3, 35l and 70-200. Comfortable strap. I would highly recommend this bag.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Superb value

        By Tracy

        from Monterey, MA

        Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

        No regrets. The bag delivers. Comfortable, versatile, and exactly as advertised. High recommendation

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        5.0

        A Gear Bag Full Of Great Features!

        By Ricky M

        from Houston Texas USA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Black):

          I only have the bag a for a week, but so far so good, the bag appears to be the right size for my needs, one mirrorless body and 4 lenses, plus extra batteries charger, memory cards, table tripod and other bits and pieces. The shoulder strap is nicely padded, it also comes with a briefcase type strap that can be removed (which I did). Rain coat on a removable bag, along with multiple extra pockets to secure smaller items inside the bag, a nice internal packet for my iPod mini. All this and there should still be enough room for a second mirrorless body. The bag is nicely padded everywhere and you can tell that a lot of thought went into designing this bag, but this is to be expected from a bag at this price point. Being able to fit all on a bag that can be your personal item on a fly and will fit under the seat on front of you on a plane, what else can you ask for?

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          • No

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          4.0

          The Domke Bag for the Digital Age

          By DRA 11

          from Portland, Oregon

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • No Latch On Front Flap

          Best Uses

          • Editorial
          • Travel

          Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

          This bag is classy. I've gone back to shooting all primes and the Retrospective 7 fits all my gear, an ipad Air 2, and then some. I'm a small woman and always have issues finding a bag that accommodates my gear without being too heavy or too bulky which means I own about a million camera bags. My only complaint with this bag is there's not a latch on the front to make it more secure when using the velcro silencers. To remedy that to the best of my ability, I fold the flaps over the velcro about 3/4 down. That way, part of the velcro still sticks and provides security, but I'm not using the whole patch -which is extremely loud. Hence the 4 stars.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Size Matters!

          By Doc

          from NYC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balanced Weight
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

              Easy on the shoulder and yet large enough to hold my 27-70 and a full size Canon camera with a 100 attached.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Think Tank Retrospective 7 Camera Bag

              By Jack

              from Spring, tx

              Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

              I just received the subject bag....for years I tried to avoid a real camera bag....using just a small case, while traveling either on fishing trips to Fla. And Costa Rica, or traveling to Europe with my wife. I never had the right stuff. This Think Tank bag is perfect to carry two cameras and necessary lens.....

              It is easy to store all equipment that I carry....

              Thank you Think Tank....

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              5.0

              Great bag for mirrorless kit!

              By JWadsworth

              from Ohio

              Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

              The Think Tank Retrospective 7 is the perfect size for my Fujifilm X cameras and lenses. Not too big but not too small either. Perfect for travel and everyday use. The bag is well made and comes with a rain cover. I also like that it will accommodate my IPad. The sound silencer for the Velcro flap comes in handy when you don't want to cause a distraction. I would highly recommend this bag for CSC cameras or a small DSLR kit.

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              5.0

              Great inconspicuous camera bag

              By Enthusiastic travel photogropher

              from Minnesota, USA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Blue Slate):

                I purchased this bag for a trip to Europe. After experimenting with numerous different camera bags, I finally found one that was convenient to carry, access, and manage.The bag is well-designed with easy access to necessary equipment.I had plenty of room for my DSLR with a 24-70 f/2.8 lens and external strobe along with room for miscellaneous items to carry while being a tourist. Easily fits an iPad mini and would likewise do well with a regular sized iPad.Would be perfect if it had a place to attach my tripod.Would definitely recommend for those looking for a convenient inconspicuous camera bag.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Nice Shape and and handful

                By Riccardo Chiades

                from Ivrea Torino,Italy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                  This product was a gift for my brother who love street and reportage photography.
                  It doesn't look like a photography bag,which is good when your travelling in not 100% safe place.
                  Perfect room inside for ipad!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Excellent walk around bag

                  By Ron in NYC

                  from NYC

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone):

                    I use Retrospective 7 bag to carry a Nikon D7100 with a Nikon 24-120mm f/4.0 FX lens attached to the camera with the lens hood extended, an iPad mini, and a few small accessories. This leaves a good deal of space left over to carry small purchases, etc. It is my second. I use a Retrospective 20 to carry a Nikon D810 and four lenses, the largest of which is a Nikon 70-200mm f/4.0, which fits with the lens attached to the camera and the lens hood extended. When a lens is not attached to the camera, I prefer to keep the lens in a Nikon lens case (which is similar to a woolen sock) because these bags don't hold lenses snug. The bags work well, it is easy to get the camera in and out, and they allow relatively safe lens changes. If you wear jeans, expect some indigo to rub off on the shoulder bag making one side bluish. If this is a issue for you, then I suggest buying the blue or the black bag instead. I like pinestone because it looks less like a camera bag than the blue or black. For that I'll put up with a bluish tinge on one side.

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                    • No

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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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                          • No

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            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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                                  • No

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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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                                      • No

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                                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      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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