Think Tank Retrospective 5

April 12, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | Comment |

Think Tank Photo has announced a camera bag that accommodates one standard size DSLR camera with one to three lenses, or a complete Micro Four Thirds or rangefinder camera system. Scheduled to go on sale in May 2011, the soft, fkexible and lightweight Think Tank Retrospective 5 shoulder bag sports a strap featuring cushioned non-slip pad for long-term comfort, a convenient carrying handle for quick transport and a seam-sealed rain cover. Priced at $129.75, the Think Tank Retrospective 5 measures 25.5x21.5x15cm and weighs in at 1kg.

Website: Think Tank Retrospective 5

Think Tank Photo Press Relase

Think Tank Photo to Release New Bag for DSLR, Micro Four Thirds and Rangefinder Cameras

Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo announces that in May it will release the Retrospective® 5, a soft-sided shoulder bag designed for DSLR, Micro Four Thirds, and rangefinder camera equipment. Like the other bags in Think Tank’s Retrospective series, the Retrospective 5 was created as an homage to classic photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank Designed for the professional photographer who wants to remain inconspicuous in any situation, its “old-school” look mixes with “new-school” features giving tribute to the days when bags were visually simple but highly functional. It is available in two colors, black and Pinestone.

The Retrospective 5 easily accommodates a standard size DSLR and two lenses. This shoulder bag’s compact size also makes it convenient for carrying a Micro Four Thirds or rangefinder camera gear.

The Micro Four Thirds system (MFT) is a standard created by Olympus and Panasonic for mirrorless interchangeable lens digital cameras and camcorders. In one sample configuration, the Retrospective 5 can hold an Olympus PEN E-P2 camera body, a 17mm lens attached with the VF-1 optical viewfinder, a 14-42 mm lens, 40-150 mm lens, a FL-14 Flash, a SEMA-1 External microphone adapter set, a charger, cable and extra battery, and the VF-2 Electronic viewfinder.

Key features include:
Perfectly sized for DSLR, Micro Four Thirds, and rangefinder camera systems
Shoulder strap includes cushioned non-slip pad for long-term comfort
Sound Silencers eliminate hook-and-loop noise when opening bag
Zippered pockets and organizational pockets for accessories
Removable divider set for layout customization included
Convenient carrying handle for quick transport
Seam-sealed rain cover included
Business card window under the front flap for identification
Expandable front pocket fits a pro size DSLR body or accessories
High quality YKK zippers
Soft, flexible and lightweight

Product Specifications

Retrospective® 5
Interior Dimensions: 9.5” W x 7.8” H x 4.5” D (24 x 19.5 x 11.5 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 10” W x 8.5” H x 6” D (25.5 x 21.5 x 15 cm)
Weight: 2.3 lbs (1 kg)
Price: $129.75 (US)

About Think Tank Photo
Headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, Think Tank Photo ( is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work and developing inventive new carrying solutions that meet their needs. They are dedicated to using only the highest quality materials and design principles, and employing materials that are environmentally benign.

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