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Think Tank Photo to ship Retrospective shoulder bag series this spring  
Saturday, February 20, 2010 | by Rob Galbraith
Also unveiled today by Think Tank Photo is a series of three soft-sided shoulder bags and two lens changers. Called Retrospective and available in both black canvas and a patterned canvas called Pinestone, the new series is meant to evoke the classic look of earlier pro camera bags.

Old School: The black and Pinestone versions of Think Tank Photo's Retrospective shoulder bag and lens changer series. Click photo to enlarge (Photo courtesy Think Tank Photo)

The Retrospective 10, Retrospective 20 and Retrospective 30 shoulder bags are to sell for US$149, US$159 and US$179, respectively, when purchased direct from Think Tank Photo. The two-lens Retrospective Lens Changer 2 will be US$99 and the three-lens Retrospective Lens Changer 3 will be US$119. Dealer prices are expected to be similar in the U.S. Shipping is estimated to be early spring 2010.

More information is in the press release below.

Press Release

Think Tank Photo’s New Retrospective
Soft-sided Camera and Lens Shoulder Bags


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 pad
• Hook and Loop “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: 12” W x 9.5”H x 6.0”D (30.5 x 24 x 15.2 cm)
OD: 13” W 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 7” D (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 7” D (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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