Think Tank Retrospective 10-BL Small Shoulder Bag - Blue Slate Cotton Canvas

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About Think Tank

The Think Tank Retrospective 10-BL 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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Comfortable strap (3),Durable (3),Good protection (3)

Think Tank Features

  • Minimalist outer appearance conceals expensive photo equipment
  • Carries a pro size DSLR with standard zoom lens attached
  • Accommodates 2-4 lenses in main compartment with DSLR body in front pocket
  • Front pocket fits a pro size DSLR (body only)
  • Organizer pocket built into main compartment for pens, note pad, batteries, etc.
  • Hook and Loop "Sound Silencers" on the front flap eliminate noise while opening the bag
  • Soft, adjustable shoulder strap with cushioned non-slip pad
  • Clear business card holder under front flap
  • Removable short carrying handle for convenience

Think Tank Specifications

Gear Profile
1 pro size DSLR with standard zoom lens attached and 1 - 3 additional lenses
1 pro size DLSR (body only) in front pocket and 2 - 4 lenses in main compartment
Photographer Profile
Photojournalists and travel photographers
Inner Dimension
12" W x 9.5" H x 6" D (30.5 x 24 x 15.2 cm)
Outer Dimension
13" W x 10.5" H x 7" D (33 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm)
3 lbs (1.4 kg)

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 3 customers


Great small bag for SLR


from Washington, DC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Have numerous Think Tank bags. Bought these bags as a gift for a friend and for myself. Same professional quality and look in a smaller, more compact bag. Sale price was the hook, though.


Extremely comfortable & practical


from Richmond  -  Photo Enthusiast

Exactly what I have been looking for over the years! After purchasing over 10 bags finally I found the one that works for me 100%! I read about some complaints about the shoulder strap being too short. Well, they must have changed that. The strap I received is plenty long (I am 6'2") to go on the shoulder or across. I use it with a Nikon D750 with 28-300 lens mounted plus additional lenses (Nikon 24mm and Nikon 50mm) and an iPad. I must say that I am very happy with my purchase.


A very nice camera bag


from Bellaire, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have been looking for a camera bag that won't tell everyone that I have expensive camera and lenses in it. This bag is what I need. This bag is well built and looks good. There are also enough inside pockets for some personal items. I don't like to have a boring black color. So I decided to go for blue slate color. However, I was not sure about my choice when I place my order. I was very glad the color looked perfect to me when I received the bag.

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