Think Tank Photo Retrospective Leather 5 Messenger Bag - Sandstone

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The Think Tank Photo Retrospective Leather 5 Messenger Bag has a form fitting design with added premium leather accents for an upscale, rugged alternative to the popular original Retrospective 5.

The Think Tank Photo Retrospective 5 is created for the professional photographer that wants to blend in with the crowd and remain inconspicuous in any situation. It combines the look and feel of "old-school" camera bags with "new-school" features and technology for the digital imaging age. The Retrospective 5 is designed to fit a standard DSLR with 1-3 lenses and accessories, to a complete Micro Four Thirds or rangefinder camera system with 3-6 lenses and accessories.

  • Full-grain Dakota leather flap and accents complement the casual appearance of the soft, form fitting Retrospective Leather series
  • Expandable front pocket fits up to an 8” tablet
  • Dual cross buckle on front flap for added security
  • Purposefully simple, inconspicuous messenger bag
  • Fit a standard DSLR with 1-3 lenses or Micro Four Thirds camera system with 3-6 lenses
  • Sound silencers underneath the main flap
  • Business card pocket under the main flap
  • Organiser pocket inside the main compartment for small accessories
  • Customisable interior with removable dividers
  • Two collapsible nylon pockets within main compartment for flash units
  • Expandable pocket on the front for a DSLR body
  • Wide storage pocket on the back of the bag for magazines, newspapers
  • Fully adjustable, canvas strap with breathable cushioned pad
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included


The exterior of the Retrospective 5 shoulder bag is purposefully simple, allowing photographers to inconspicuously blend into their shooting environment. 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 securely fastens the main flap down, keeping valuable photo equipment hidden from view.

The Think Tank Photo Retrospective 5 features an organiser pocket inside the main compartment that gives photographers enough space for small but significant accessories necessary for a successful shoot. All the dividers inside the bag are removable so the interior can be customised to any photographer's set of gear. Within the 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. An expandable pocket on the front of the Retrospective 5 can be used to carry a regular size DSLR body. 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.

A carrying handle is included for your convenience, and a fully adjustable, canvas strap is integrated into this Think Tank Photo Retrospective 5 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. Webbing loops on both sides of the bag can be used to carry some smaller pouches. Alternatively, a carabiner (not included) can be used to quickly clip accessories to the the sides of the bag as well. Side accessory rails on both sides of the bag can be used to attach small Modular, Skin or Multimedia lens cases or pouches, expanding the capacity of each bag. The seam-sealed rain cover included with the bag was specially designed to keep the carrying handle and integrated shoulder strap outside the rain cover without compromising protection from the elements.


Interior dimensions 24.0 x 19.5 x 11.5cm
Exterior dimensions 25.5 x 21.5 x 15.0cm
Weight 1.0kg
Exterior materials Durable water-repellant (DWR) coating, polyurethane coating, full-grain Dakota leather, sand-washed 100% cotton canvas, YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers, antique nickel-plated metal hardware, polyspun & nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Interior materials Closed cell foam & PE board reinforced dividers, 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane, backed velex liner & dividers, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.