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Solidly built, but there are some minor issues...,
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This review is from: Think Tank Retrospective 5 Shoulder Bag - Pinestone (Camera)
I was searching a decent camera messenger bag for my Nikon D7000 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR with 3.0-Inch LCD and 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED Nikkor Lens lens. I am also planning to buy more lenses like Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras and Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR Nikkor Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras and was looking to buy a bag which is large enough to accommodate these lenses along with hoods and lens front and back caps, also carry charger, speed light and camera manual.
After a lot of search for a small camera messenger bag, I have decided to buy ThinkTank Retrospective 5 camera messenger bag. My initial impression - this is solidly built, no doubt - ThinkTank has used best of class materials in making of this bag. Velcros, Zippers, shoulder band, internal dividers - every thing is built with quality material. There is much thought has been applied in the overall designing of the bag.
Now whether these all items will be able to adjust in this bag, I will say yes they are some how, but after all these items, bag becomes so tight that I can not get them out easily. I think I need to leave 1-2 items in my home when going out but overall I admire this bag as it is well built and doesn't look bulky from outside and quite comfortable in carrying, thanks to the heavily padded shoulder pad.
I have also tried Think Tank ~ Retrospective 10, Pinestone but that was very bulky. The another purpose of buying Retrospective bag is, to look inconspicuous, and I think Retrospective 10 defeats that purpose because of its bulkiness. It will be good if you have some large lenses to carry like Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
Overall Retrospective 5 is a great bag, I like it's build quality, color and comfortableness in accessing the camera. It is recommended from my point of view, though it is bit expensive.