The Think Tank Retrospective 10-BK Small Shoulder Bag features simple exterior, allowing photographers to inconspicuously blend into their shooting environment. The softness and flexibility of the Retrospective 10 easily allows a pro size DSLR to be carried in the main compartment with a lens attached, facing downward. Within the Retrospective 10's 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.
The Retrospective 10 has an organizer pocket inside the main compartment. It gives photographers enough space for small, but significant, accessories necessary for a successful shoot. The expandable pocket(s) on the front of the Retrospective 10 can be used to carry a spare pro size DSLR body or other photo gear. A small hook-and-loop flap folds over the top of the pocket to secure its contents. The Retrospective 10 has only one expandable pocket on the front of the bags.
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 also located under the main flap. The "sound silencers" underneath the main flap are used to suppress the loud tearing sound hook-and-loop makes while opening and closing the bag. Hook-and-loop panels securely fastens the main flap down, keeping valuable photo equipment hidden from view. A wide storage pocket is located on the back of the Retrospective 10. This pocket can be used to carry magazines, newspapers, or other paperwork, depending on the size of the bag. Webbing loops on both sides of the Retrospective 10 can be used to carry some smaller pouches on 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 of the Retrospective 10 can be used to carry smaller water bottles and will even fit some shoe-mounted strobe units. A fully adjustable, canvas strap is integrated into this Retrospective 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. The Retrospective 10 has a removable carrying handle for convenience. The seam-sealed rain cover included with the Retrospective 10 was specially designed to keep the carrying handle and integrated shoulder strap outside the rain cover without compromising protection from the elements.
Reviewed by 3 customers
I won't go over all the specs; the item description is accurate. However, and being a Domke fan/owner I thought I'd never hear myself say this -- this is the best camera bag you can purchase in this size range. When you receive the bag and begin going through all the features, you start to wonder why every other bag doesn't incorporate the same thoughtful design. This bag was, most assuredly, designed by an avid photographer. Excellent job Think Tank -- we'll do busniess again...
Considering fact that design and aesthetics in accessories matter MUCH to me, this is THE CAMERA BAG. I have chosen the smaller version to carry around all the time. The functionality is great. The available space for the camera size and its looks is stunning. I have a 5DMII, L24-70, L100, speed light, and sometimes plus 70-300 IS DO in the bag. This camera bag holds its promises.
Bag is a slightly larger than I would like but over all works great. There are no overt tags or logos on it, it could pass as a small laptop bag. This is a great feature because when traveling, I don't always want everyone to know I'm carrying a camera. The sound silencer panels for the velcro are simple but a great feature. I use it on trips carrying one camera with lens attached, flash and extra lens. There is plenty of room for small camera accessories, wallet, sunglasses, sun block, and anything else you may want to carry on trips.