The new Retrospective 7 shoulder bag from Think Tank Photo is designed for the travelling photographer, primarily with a dSLR in mind, but I think it would work great with a CSC system and few lenses in tow.  There is a special pouch on the rear for your tablet or ultraportable laptop to tag along too, so you can review or edit images whilst out and about!

With it’s untypical camera bag looks, it doesn’t scream “steal me” when you’re away travelling – a nightmare for any photographer on an assignment or on holiday.

As with the other Retrospective bags, it features adjustable and removable internal padded dividers to fit around whatever equipment you are carrying.  There is also a pull over rain cover to protect all your gear if the weather turns bad.

I reckon it’s the perfect travelling bag for a CSC user with a stack of lenses and accessories to carry around, and would have more than enough space for two bodies too.  I see an X-Pro 1 with a couple of lenses, accessories, and an X100 as backup in there!

The bag is no doubt made with Think Tank’s legendary high quality materials and strong build, making it likely to last for many years – probably beyond the lifetime of your current camera system!

The Retrospective 7 is priced at $154.75 in the US, which I’m guessing will bring it to around £125 in the UK.

If you’re after something a bit smaller and don’t need the iPad section, the Retrospective 5 would fit the bill and comes in a little cheaper at £109 on Amazon.

Check out the whole Think Tank Retrospective Range at Amazon UK.

There is no official release date yet for the Retrospective 7, but Think Tank Photo have told me it is due out in May.  Hopefully I can find a local UK supplier so I can get one to use and to review!

Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7



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Matthew Maddock is a commercial photographer based in the Lake District, UK. Specialising in the hospitality and outdoor sports industry. He is a Fujifilm X-Photographer and Getty Images contributor. His portfolio can be viewed at

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