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Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7 - Pinestone
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- Perfectly suited for standard DSLRs with a pocket for an iPad/11” MacBook Air
- Sound Silencers™ to turn off the front flap hook and loop for silent operation
- Cushioned and padded nonslip shoulder strap for all day comfort
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"Old-school" style bag with "new-school" features carries a small DSLR system and up to 10” tablet. What Fits: Standard DSLR, 10" Tablet, 12" Laptop, 24–70 f/2.8 attached, 70–200 f/2.8 unattached, Flash Example: Nikon D810 w/ 24-70 f/2.8 attached, 70-200 f/2.8 detached + SB-900 Speedlight or DJI Mavic Pro drone, controller, batteries and accessories
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Although padding is partial, your gear is well protected in the event of a minor knock. The bottom boasts dense closed cell foam padding and rear padding protects your iPad. The front and sides lack foam padding but layers of canvas, pockets and lining are good protection against light knocks and scraps. The bag’s most unprotected area is the top flap: only a single layer of canvas stands between your camera’s LCD and a falling tripod…
The rear padded compartment fits an iPad or 11" MacBook Air. I stowed my iPad there a few times but it stiffened the bag too much. Without the iPad, the bag hugs my body nicely but with the iPad it feels heavy and bounces as I walk. Luckily the iPad also fits in the front pocket so all is well. Side pockets are big enough for smokes, iPhone or plane tickets. You can hook a sidecar pouch or water bottle on the strap hook above the pocket. And, yes, it fits under airline seats.
WATERPROOFING: Think Tank claims the "fabric exterior treated with DWR while fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance." I haven't seriously tested the water resistance but this bag did well as I ran for shelter during a tropical downpour. I was drenched to the skin but my gear was dry. I didn’t deploy the rain cover and would only bother if I was hiking in the rain.
STUFFING IN GEAR: The Retrospective 7 swallowed my 70D with mounted EF-s 15-85 3.5-5.6 IS USM and hood (not reversed!) without distortion of the main comportment. There was plenty of room for my EF 70-200 4L IS USM and Speedlite 430EX. I could also squeeze in a couple small primes. The dividers have a small platform for the camera grip (when stowed lens down). If you carry your camera sans lens, an additional full height divider is provided.
GOTCHA: This is the same 1.5-inch strap and pad supplied with the tiny Retrospective 5 and is uncomfortable with a heavy load, biting into my shoulder like a hungry dog. They should have bumped the strap size up to 2 inches. A wider strap distributes weight better across chest and shoulder. I replaced the strap with with a more comfy 2" Timbuk2 strap and am a happy camper.
The giganormous Velcro under the front flap is strong but loud. The velcro cover can silence the noise but nothing is holding your gear inside if the bag tips over. An partial fix: fold the silencing patch to cover 75% of the two Velcro patches. It grips but is weaker and less bothersome. I wish it had the option of a plastic latch for times silence is required.
Compared to similar size bags I own--Crumpler and Billingham--this bag is heavy. Not a deal breaker but at 2LB 12OZ (according to my postal scale) the Retrospective 7 is 12 OZ heavier than my Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home, a more thickly padded and slightly larger bag. The extra weight is the price you pay for vintage canvas and a passel of pockets.
The padded iPad pocket makes the bag fat. If you prefer a slimmer profile, consider the Retrospective 10. The Retrospective 10 is the about the same size as the Retrospective 7, but is roomier due to the lack of the iPad compartment.
FINAL BLURB: This is my first Think Tank bag and I'm pleased: handsome, stealthy on the street, comfy, excellent fit and finish, quality materials and thoughtful design. Yes, it's pricey but boasts plenty of storage in a wee space, with endless pockets for knickknacks. The extra pockets, comfy ride and inconspicuous appearance make it an ideal bag for travel. Plus the quasi-miltary design ethos nixes the techno-geek man-purse vibe associated with computer and camera bags.
Why should you buy this bag:
Typically I carry the following with me:
- Canon 5d3 with 24-70L 2.8 attached (with hood)
- 70-200L 2.8 IS with hood
- 16-35L 2.8 or the 135L 2.0
- 600ex-rt (occasionally)
With all this packed there is still plenty of room for all sorts of other stuff like cards, batteries, charger, filters, wallet, keys etc. etc. Of course with this amount of gear you carry quite some weight but the bag is still comfortable to wear. It literally falls in between the retro 5 and retro 10; I found the retro 5 too small for my gear and wouldn’t have used half of the space of the retro 10.
The bag has a very straight forward and simple look. I think this is perfect as nobody needs to know that you are carrying a lot of pricey gear with you. The bag is stylish enough though to carry it even when you only want to use it as your typical messenger bag. (I did it a lot during my vacation and even then I prefer it over any messenger bag:-)
The material used is A-class (I own the grey pine stone model so I cannot say anything about the other models as I believe the material is slightly different). The bag feels and looks like it can endure the most harsh environments but still offering the right protection to your gear. I had to carry it through many rainy days in the Netherlands (I forgot to bring the included rain cover) and nothing in my bag got wet. I am convinced the bag will last a very long time (l really like the Think Tank warranty philosophy www.thinktankphoto.com/warranty.aspx as well)
As stated before, even with a fair bit of weight in the bag, the bag is still comfortable to wear due to the thick, high quality padding in the shoulder strap. When certain areas of the bag are not used they can be 'closed' or 'flattened' and secured with Velcro to minimize the size of the bag.
Even when the bag is filled with all the gear mentioned earlier the bag does not look or feel big.
It’s worth every You get what you pay for. Is 162 USD a lot of money for a bag? No, absolutely not if you look at how many times you will use the bag and the pure joy you have using it (yes, you read it correctly: I actually enjoy using this bag). According to my wife 162 USD is nothing for a bag anyway -). Therefor another benefit is that the so called 'wife approval' was a piece of cake as well (maybe it had something to do with the fact that she actually used it as a baby bag during our flight when my gear was in the other think tank bag;-)
Conclusion: I love every single bit of this bag. I just arrived from a 4 week vacation and I used it almost every day. It came almost to the point where my wife got tired of me talking about how great this bag is ;-). If the size is right for you buy it! It will become your favourite bag in no time without any doubt.