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Think Tank PhotoRetrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone)
 
4.8

(based on 57 reviews)

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    (7)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (41)
  • Good protection (31)
  • Comfortable strap (29)
  • Compact (26)
  • Lightweight (24)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (37)
    • Daily transport (25)
    • Storage (9)
    • Weddings (5)
    • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (28), Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (48)

    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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    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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    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!

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            • 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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                    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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                        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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                                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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                                    • No

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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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