UPDATE:

These think tank bags are now available. Someone has posted a very nice review on one forum here: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=875517

Purchasing through the links below will allow you to claim a free gift from Think Tank when you check out your order!!

At the PMA tradeshow Think Tank Photo announced the introduction of an entirely new line of camera bags, the Retrospective series,designed to be discrete but very stylish.

As camera bag designers and frontline photojournalists, we honor the role of reportage and its influence on photojournalism, said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s president and lead designer. We understand that photography is more than an assignment or a paycheck, but a way of life and an art form. To quote Cartier-Bresson: To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

5 products will start the new lineup , The Retrospective 10, 20 and 30 and the Retrospective lens Changer 20 and 30. All the bags feature the award winning design aspects of the regular Think Tank bags, but with a discrete design to draw less attention to you and your shooting equipment. These look like they could be some great bags for city street shooters, travelers and photo journalists. With the 3 sizes of bag Think Tank has catered for people using pro sized SLRs or smallers sized cameras. The lens changer 2 carries 2 lenses (pictured below) and the lens changer 3 carries 3 lenses. The Retrospective 10,20 and 30 also feature organizer sections for all the little extra bits and pieces, as well as compartments for flashes and flat pockets for paperwork/magazines etc.

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When the products become available in the spring time, purchasing with this link from the official Think Tank site will entitle you to a free bag at the checkout!!

thinktank-retrospective10-bagDirect links to Think Tank Site:

Retrospective 10 (pinestone)

Retrospective 10 (black)

Retrospective 20 (Pinestone)

Retrospective 20 (black)

Retrospective 30 (pinestone)

Retrospective30 (black)

Retrospective Lens Changer 2 (pinestone)

Retrospective lens changer 2 (black)

Retrospective Lens Changer 3 (pinestone)

Retrospective lens changer 3 (black)

Here is Think Tank’s official press release and specifications:

SANTA ROSA, CALIF “ Created as an homage to classic photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, Think Tank Photo has created five soft-sided shoulder bags in its new Retrospective series. Designed for the professional photographer that wants to remain inconspicuous in any situation, the three shoulder bags and two lens changer bags retro look mixes “Old-School” with “New-School” that is a throwback to the days when bags where visually simple but highly functional.

The Retrospective series is made up of two styles: three Retrospective Soft-sided Camera Shoulder Bags and two Retrospective Soft-sided Lens Changer Shoulder Bags. Their soft and supple fabrics conform to the body and feature two color options: Pinestone Cotton Canvas and Black Poly Spun Canvas. And, as with all Think Tank Photo gear, they are filled with innovations for today’s professional photographer.

There are three models of Retrospective camera shoulder bags the Retrospective 10, Retrospective 20, Retrospective 30. Their features include:

Carries a pro size DSLR with zoom lens attached
Accommodates up to a 70-200 f2.8 lens (hood reversed)
Front pockets hold pro size camera bodies (without lenses attached)
Organizer pocket built into main compartment for pens, note pad, batteries, etc. Seam sealed rain cover included for protection against the elements
Soft, adjustable shoulder strap with cushioned non-slip padHook and Loo Sound Silencers on the front flap eliminate noise while opening the bag
Side pockets and side webbing loops carrying for additional accessories
Clear business card holder and removable carrying handle

There are two models Retrospective lens changer shoulder bags the Retrospective Lens Changer 2 and the Retrospective Lens Changer 3. Their features include:

Lenses carried in separated compartments for rapid access while changing
Carries two or three lenses plus small accessories
Accommodates up to a 70-200 f2.8 lens (hood reversed)
Organizer built into rear pocket for pens, note pad, batteries, etc.
Seam sealed rain cover included for protection against the elements
Soft, adjustable shoulder strap with cushioned non-slip pad
Hook and Loop Sound Silencers on the front flap eliminate noise while opening the bag
Clear business card holder under front flap
Convenient carrying handle

As camera bag designers and frontline photojournalists, we honor the role of reportage and its influence on photojournalism, said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s president and lead designer. We understand that photography is more than an assignment or a paycheck, but a way of life and an art form. To quote Cartier-Bresson: To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

Specifications:

Retrospective 10
Colors: Pinestone & Black
ID: 12W x 9.5H x 6.0D (30.5 x 24 x 15.2 cm)
OD: 13W x 10.5 H x 7 D (33 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm)
WEIGHT: 3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)
PRICE: $149.00 (US)

Retrospective 20
Colors: Pinestone & Black
ID: 12 W x 11.75 H x 6.5 D (30.5 x 29.8 x 15.2 cm)
OD: 13 W x 12.5 H x 7D (33 x 30.5 x 17.8 cm)
WEIGHT: 3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
PRICE: $159.00 (US)

Retrospective 30
Colors: Pinestone & Black
ID: 15 W x 9.5 H x 6.0 D (40.6 x 24 x 15.2cm)
OD: 16 W x 10.5 H x 7D (43.2 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm)
WEIGHT: 3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
PRICE: $179.00 (US)

Retrospective Lens Changer 2
Colors: Pinestone & Black
ID (each lens section): 4.75 Diameter x 10 H (11.5 x 25.5 cm)
OD: 10.25W x 11.25 H x 5D (26 x 28.5 x 12.5 cm)
WEIGHT: 1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
PRICE: $99.00 (US)

Retrospective Lens Changer 3
Colors: Pinestone & Black
ID (each lens section): 4.75 Diameter x 10 H (11.5 x 25.5 cm)
OD: 15 W x 11.75 H x 5 D (38 x 30 x 12.5 cm)
WEIGHT: 2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
PRICE: $119.00 (US)

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