Think Tank Photo Retrospective 20 Shoulder Bag (Black)

Think Tank Photo Retrospective 20 Shoulder Bag (Black)

Think Tank Photo Retrospective 20 Shoulder Bag (Black)

B&H # THRS20B MFR # 710762
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Product Highlights

  • For 1 Pro DSLR with 70-200mm f/2.8
  • For 1 Pro DSLR Body, 2-4 Lenses
  • Sound Silencers Eliminate Opening Noises
  • Main Flap Covers Bag / Hides Gear
  • Inside Organizer Pocket for Accessories
  • Customizable Interior Dividers
  • Expandable Exterior Pocket for DSLR Body
  • Rear Storage Paper Pocket/Side Pockets
  • Rain Cover
  • Web Loops Accept Optional Pouches
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  • 1Description

The black Retrospective 20 Shoulder Bag from Think Tank is a small, discreet and simple bag designed for the photographer who carries a system such as one pro DSLR with a 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom attached to the camera. Or, it can hold a pro DSLR in the front pocket and 2-4 lenses in the main compartment. The interior dividers are customizable to accommodate the gear you carry on any given day.

The large front flap covers the entire bag and prevents anyone from seeing what's inside. The hook & loop closure is unique with its Sound Silencer system that eliminate the tearing sound normally encountered when you open a camera bag. This is especially valuable when you are shooting in quiet venues like courts, wedding services or chess matches.

The inside of the bag contains an organizer pocket that is perfect for a note pad, mic, or small pack of tissues. Two collapsible nylon pockets are inside and are designed to hold a flash or other similar sized accessory.

Outside, an expandable pocket is large enough for a regular size DSLR body. The back of bag has a wide storage pocket that is made to hold collateral material like paperwork, maps or a note pad. Additional webbing loops are found outside to hold some small Modular, Skin or Multimedia pouches. Or, you can attach a carabiner to it for quick access items like keys. Two side pockets will hold small water bottles or even some small shoe-mount strobe lights. Under the main flap, you have a business card holder.

The carry handle is removable and the shoulder strap contains some non-slip material to keep the bag stable while moving. There's also a breathable cushioned pad along the strap to aid in positioning.

For complete protection, there's a neat rain cover that can be rapidly deployed when the weather turns sour. The cover has been configured to allow the handle and strap to extend but not interfere with the security of your gear. The Retrospective is backed by Think Tank's lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects.

The exterior of each Retrospective shoulder bag is purposefully simple, allowing photographers to inconspicuously blend into their shooting environment
The "Sound Silencers" underneath the main flap eliminate the loud tearing sound hook-and-loop makes while opening the bag. Simply release the Sound Silencer panels and cover the hook-and-loop strips to prevent the hook-and-loop from contacting
A clear business card pocket, for identification and spare cards, is located under the main flap
Hook-and-loop panels securely fastens the main flap down keeping valuable photo equipment hidden from view
An organizer pocket is located inside the main compartment. It gives photographers enough space for small, but significant, accessories necessary for a successful shoot
All the dividers inside the bag are removable so the interior can be customized to any photographer's set of gear
Inside the main compartment are two collapsible nylon pockets (one on each side). These pockets are tall enough to fit most flash units or other accessories. A hook-and-loop strap can be used to secure the contents or it can be tucked into the pocket for quicker access
An expandable pocket on the front of the Retrospective can be used to carry a regular size DSLR body
A wide storage pocket is located on the back of the Retrospective. This pocket can be used to carry small maps, booklets or other paperwork
Removable carrying handle
A fully adjustable, canvas strap is integrated into the bag. For extra comfort, a breathable cushioned pad slides along the strap for optimum positioning. Sections of non-slip material on the pad helps keep the entire strap on your shoulder
Webbing loops on both sides of the Retrospective can be used to carry some small Modular, Skin or Multimedia pouches on the side of the bag. Alternatively, a carabiner (not included) can be used to quickly clip accessories to the sides of the bag as well
Side pockets on both sides can be used to carry smaller water bottles and will even fit some shoe-mounted strobe units
The included seam-sealed rain cover was specially designed to keep the carrying handle and integrated shoulder strap outside the rain cover without compromising protection from the elements
Compatibility
One pro DSLR with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached in the main compartment
One pro DSLR in the front pocket and 2-4 lenses in the main compartment
Carry-On Form Factor
FAA and airline carry-on specifications are subject to change without notice, please check with your airline before designating this case as a carry-on item. Most airlines require carry-on items to have an external linear measurement that is equal to or less than 45.0" (114.3 cm). The external dimensions of this case add up to 32.5" (82.6 cm)
UPC: 874530007620
In the Box
Think Tank Photo Retrospective 20 Shoulder Bag (Black)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Rain Cover
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Think Tank Photo Retrospective 20 specs

    Carrying/Transport Options Handle, Shoulder Strap
    Exterior
    Exterior Material Polyester
    Exterior Dimensions 13 x 7 x 12.5" / 33 x 17.8 x 31.8 cm
    Type of Closure Touch Fastener
    Water Resistance Rain Cover
    Interior
    Interior Material Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Interior Dimensions 12 x 6 x 11.75" / 30.5 x 15.2 x 29.8 cm
    Weight 3.2 lb / 1.45 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.59 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.0 x 13.8 x 8.6"

    Think Tank Photo Retrospective 20 reviews

    Retrospective 20 Shoulder Bag (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 51.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great!...but not for me I think this product is exactly as advertised, and the other reviews I read were accurate. The problem with a shoulder bag that carries a 70-200mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8 is those big lenses require a big bag! This bag easily handles those two (inc telephoto attached) with room for more. It has perhaps the most generous shoulder strap I've seen. But I quickly realized that this shoulder bag is very big and with the very heavy gear, it will quickly become a one shoulder lopsided burden. It's great for short distances or perhaps under an airplane seat (can't use overhead bins for camera gear anymore with everyone cramming their bags in...), but if you carry it all day long, you'll be forever switching shoulders.
    Date published: 2014-09-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile shoulder bag for travel and gear I've been looking for a camera bag that would compliment my Domke Bag that I've owned for 35 years. The Domke bag is great but is large and not the best for travel and can't accommodate a small laptop like my MacBook Pro. It's still a great bag and useful. The Think Tank Photo R 20 is a perfect match for what I needed. I can put everything I need for travel 2 Leica M Camera bodies, lenses, filters, etc. and since its narrower than the Domke Bag, it's easier to carry and better for travel. I also use it for carrying only one camera and an extra lens. It's very roomy, well designed, and configurable. Just a great versatile bag overall.
    Date published: 2018-06-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good walk-around bag I bought the bag to hold the following: Nikon D800, Zeiss 21mm f/2.8,Zeiss 35mm f/2.0, AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G, AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4.0G. I configured the bag to have three equal sized compartments. Any of these lenses can be stored in the center compartment with body attached and hood extended; the bag's flap will close properly. I also attached a Sirui SIBSRP306 P-306 6-Section monopod with Joby ballhead using a carabiner letting it dangle while shooting and flipped up into thefoldover flap while walking (see attached photo). The setup works andlets me shoot with the listed gear effectively. What is wrong with thebag for my purpose? It should be one/half inch thinner andthree/quarters of an inch wider. The interior pockets should be removedbecause they snag the gear and are not usable for anything that has anythickness to it. The dividers should not have hook and loop on theirtop flaps; I had to install the dividers upside down. The bag's sideflaps get in the way of replacing lenses in two side compartments. Abit of rigidity in the sides would make inserting lenses in the sidecompartments easier. Lenses rattle around in the bag alarmingly whenstored without protection. I use the Nikon lens cases that came withthe two Nikkors and Nikon CL-1018 lens cases for the Zeiss lenses.These cases are fabric bags with a rigid bottom. The rigid bottom helpskeep the two side containers of the bag from collapsing.
    Date published: 2014-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great town bag I bought this bag because I wanted an over the shoulder bag that I could use on short hikes, carry gear on tour buses, and be able to carry my camera with a 70-200mm attached. I am very pleased with my choice! I can carry as little as a Canon 5D an another short lens or three other lenses and an extra camera body! It's quick access to gear and the bag does not scream, STEAL ME, I'M FULL OF EXPENSIVE CAMERA GEAR! The design of this bag was very well thought out. Thank you ThinkTank! The ONLY negative I have with the bag are the little protective flaps on the inside covering two pockets. Sometimes my lens hood catches on them. I think they are there to protect your gear from bad weaher, in case you choose to leave the rain cover at home. I just got used to them being there. No problem.
    Date published: 2014-04-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Camera Bag I was debating between the 10 and 20 and so glad I got the 20. It fits my 5D MK III with 70-200 f2.8 attached; 16-35 f4; 1.4 TC and 24-105 easily. It's also tall enough to fit a 300 f4. The shoulder strap is great because it is wide and padded enough so the bag rests in place without shifting. The build quality and thought that went into the design is excellent.
    Date published: 2014-07-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great everyday bag! If your are looking for an everyday bag this is the one! For the size of this bag I can't believe how much it holds. This is what I have in it: Pentax K5 w/grip and 70-200 f2.8 mounted, Pentax K5 wo/grip and 24-70 f2.8 mounted,10-20,18-55 plus flash and batteries. I still can fit accessories in the bag. Bag is very well made. The strap is on the more comfortable one I have had. It does not look like a camera bag when walking around. The downside to the bag is the thin pads that come with the bag. I have been able to made it work by added some pads from other bags I had. So far this has been the best shoulder bag I have owned!
    Date published: 2012-10-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very well made and purposefully designed Was looking for a bag that would handle my D750 with 70-200 2.8VR mounted as well as have room for a couple of other lenses. This bag fits the bill, albeit just slightly larger than I was hoping for it to be. The materials are top-notch and very well contructed. My only complaints are the size of the flap lid and the pieces of material inside at the top/sides. 1. The lid is very large and the only ways to keep it out of your way when opening is by either holding it with your hand or folding it backwards to the back side of the bag. To do this you must first push the bag away from your body to make room for it. 2. Inside the top/sides of the bag there are flaps of the outer canvas that I think are there to assist with keeping rain or dirt out. They are a minor annoyance when retrieving gear out of the side compartments as you must push them out of the way and depending on what your pulling out, it might get caught on these.
    Date published: 2015-06-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bag for the Long Zooms I've been using a TT Urban Disguise 60 for over a year, and while it's great for transporting the kitchen sink, it got to be too painful to carry for any length of time and actually shoot out of it. I wanted a bag to specifically carry a gripped D800, a 24-70 2.8, a 70-200 2.8, and an SB-900 with an SU-800. This pretty much fills the main compartment and I can swap out the flash with a prime. The secondary compartment is empty except for the supplied rain cover so I've got some reserve capacity, but the idea again was not to be too heavy. With a few other small items it weighs in at just over 14 pounds, not light, but much better than than the UD60. What I really appreciate is the small touches. The quality and stitching is impeccable, but at first glance from a distance it looks like something you would pick up at an Army surplus store. The shoulder pad doesn't tend to float around and is comfortable and the velcro silencers are a nice touch. In the end it's just a shoulder bag, but a darn good one.
    Date published: 2012-07-10
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