Think Tank Photo Retrospective 30 Messenger Bag - Black

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Created for the professional photographer that wants to blend in with the crowd and remain inconspicuous in any situation, the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 30 Messenger Bag combines the look and feel of "old-school" camera bags with "new-school" features and technology for the digital imaging age.


Collapsible nylon pockets
Within the Retrospective 30'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.

Expandable front pocket
The Retrospective 30 has two expandable front pockets to carry spare pro size DSLR bodies or other photo gear.  Small hook-and-loop flap folds over the top of the pockets to secure its contents.

Space for Pro DSLR with standard lens attached
The Retrospective 30 has sufficient height to accommodate a standard zoom lens attached to a pro DSLR bodies in a vertical configuration, or some telephoto lenses attached, in a horizontal position.

Sound silencers
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. 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.

Hook-and-loop panels
Hook-and-loop panels securely fastens the main flap down, keeping valuable photo equipment hidden from view.

Wide storage pocket
A wide storage pocket is located on the back of the bag can be used to carry magazines, newspapers, or other paperwork, depending on the size of the bag.

Webbing loops
Webbing loops on both sides of the bag 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 the sides of the bag as well.

Padded, adjustable canvas strap
A fully adjustable, canvas strap is integrated into each 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.

Removable carrying handle
This bag features a removable carrying handle for your convenience.

Seam-sealed rain cover
The seam-sealed rain cover included is specially designed to keep the carrying handle and integrated shoulder strap outside the rain cover without compromising protection from the elements.


Internal Dimensions 38 x 24 x 15.2cm (bag softness and flexibility allows expansion to carry a pro size DSLR with lens attached, facing down)
External Dimensions 40.6 x 26.7 x 17.8cm
Weight 1.5kg
Materials Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has poly 1100D spun, antique nickel-plated metal hardware, YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Interior: Removable closed cell foam inserts with PE board reinforcement, 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane backed velex, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Gear Profile 1 pro size DSLR with standard zoom lens attached and 1 - 3 additional lenses, including a 70-200 f2.8 OR 2 pro size DSLRs (bodies only) in front pockets and 2 - 4 lenses in main compartment, including a 70-200 f2.8 OR 1 pro size DSLR with 70-200 f2.8 attached, facing sideways and 1-2 additional lenses.