The Think Tank Retrospective 7 (Pinestone) Shoulder Bag is designed for standard DSLR systems. Included is a rear pocket, which will hold your iPad or an 11" Mac-Book Air. The designers paired this classic design along with modern improvements to create the perfect shooter's bag. This lightweight shoulder bag comes in two fabrics that both offer a unique look and feel. Ergonomically designed to conform to your body, the Retrospective 7 is comfortable to walk with and provides quick access to your gear. Classic styling ensures that your gear goes unnoticed.
With its subtle styling, generous capacity and comfort, the Retrospective 7 has quickly become one of the leading bag collections in the industry. Working pros to vacationers, all will find the Retrospective 7 to be the most useful and functional bag for a day's outing. Combining the broad appeal of the Retrospective design with a versatile new size, the Retrospective 7 is a bag for your everyday demands.
Reviewed by 4 customers
I use this bag to carry my lens assortment: this includes (all AF-D Nikkors except the last...) a 20, 35, 35-105 (non-D), 50, 200micro and a promaster 100-400. The camera these go on (varies, sometimes an F4, more often a D610) is shoulder carried, not in the bag. The "ipad" pocket is used to carry my passport, and any paper copies of photos I need to carry.
I'm trying to be better about taking my DSLR "everywhere" - and now I have a bag that looks more like a messenger bag, that fits my wallet, iPhone, misc. paperwork ... as well as my Canon Mark III with lens! Most importantly - the craftsmanship (rugged, durable, padded on the inside) makes me less worried about toting it all over town. It's a comfortable fit across my body and all the additional pockets makes for easy access to whatever I need. The side pockets (on either end) are a bit snug, so I have to take care in what I insert as it can be cumbersome pulling out my iPhone, etc - but I imagine that could ease up over time. Perfect color and shape; it doesn't scream I'M A CAMERA BAG COME STEAL ME. I love it! :-)
I use my Thinktank Retrospective and Lowepro Roller X100 all the time. I've mixed and matchd the velcro dividers to do what I need--carry a Nikon F4, a Polaroid 250, an SX-70, a Spectra, and a Big Shot. As you can guess, my one complaint is that neither Thinktank nor Lowepro have laid out their cases specifically for Polaroid users. Yes, we're in a minority, but there are a lot us and NOBODY makes anything for our needs. Be the one that does, promote it, and clean up on sales. It would be a simple deal to offer an accessory fit-out kit for Polaroid users. There aren't many of us, but we haven't got anything ideal. Especially, I'd like to see a compartment/layout rigged for storing lots of pack film. The little orange bag in the Lowepro is deal for storing all packfilm lenses/viewfinder adapters. But, it could use a larger zippable bag, just like the little orange one, for Magicubes/Flashbars. Most of all, either the Lowepro or the Thinktank could use a well-designed hard plastic box with spacers to slide in and hold 10-20 packfilm pics (3.25 x 4.25) so they can dry separately without sticking together. Come up with a Polaroid option kit to fit into either existing product line for holding flashes bulbs and a good drying option for packfilm pics and I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
I love the size of this bag, the look and the ease of use. It is comfortable for a woman to carry as a shoulder bag or cross body bag. It doesn't scream "camera bag" and in the Pinestone color it looks similar to a World War II flight bag. It holds a Nikon D7100 with 18-200 lens and hood, extra lenses, extra battery and charger with some room to spare. The bag is well padded and well constructed. The padded zippered back pocket can easily fit my iPad or even MacBook Air. There is room for a cell phone, ID, cash and a credit card or two. The bag is perfect for my use.