The Think Tank Retrospective 20-BL Tall Shoulder Bag features simple exterior, allowing photographers to inconspicuously blend into their shooting environment. The softness and flexibility of the Retrospective 20 easily allows a pro size DSLR to be carried in the main compartment with a lens attached, facing downward.
The taller shape of the Retrospective 20 fits a pro size DSLR with a 70-200 f2.8 lens attached, facing downward. Within the Retrospective 20'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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20. 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 20 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 20 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 20 has a removable carrying handle for convenience. The seam-sealed rain cover included with the Retrospective 20 was specially designed to keep the carrying handle and integrated shoulder strap outside the rain cover without compromising protection from the elements.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I used the bag to shoot a wedding and it is perfect for me. It's inconspicuous and classy. You can silence the velcro with cover flaps. This is always a distraction at quiet events-but no more! My Nikon Pro body with 70-200 2.8 lens still attached can be dropped into it with room for another lens or flash.
I wasn't sure about this bag because it is more narrow than some of my other bags but was I surprised! Because it it taller it holds as much if not more than my others. Lots of pockets and extra places to put things. I use this as my everyday bag. Love the fact it doesn't look like a camera bag and holds all I need for a shoot. I carry my DSLR w/ med lens attached, 70-200, flash, cords, cards, blower, and books. So glad I got this bag, wish I had bought a second...