The ThinkTank Retrospective 5 Shoulder is a small, discreet and simple bag designed for the photographer who
carries a small system (e.g. one DSLR and 1-3 lenses). If you own a
micro 4/3 system or a rangefinder, this is a bag worth considering. A
zippered, inner pocket can accommodate an up to an 8" tablet. 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. There's also a dual cross buckle on the front flap
for added security. The hook & loop closure is unique with its
Sound Silencer system that eliminates 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
The inside of the bag contains an organizer pocket that
is perfect for a notepad, mic, or small pack of tissues. Two
collapsible interior nylon pockets are designed to hold a flash or other
similar sized accessory.
Outside, an expandable pocket is large
enough for a regular sized DSLR body. The back of the bag has a wide
storage pocket that is made to hold collateral material like paperwork,
maps or notepads. 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 there is a business card holder.
handle is removable and the shoulder strap contains non-slip material to
keep the bag stable while moving. There's also a breathable cushioned
pad along the strap to aid in positioning.
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 manufacturing defects.