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Created for the professional photographer that wants to blend in with the crowd and remain inconspicuous in any situation. Our product designers have blended the look and feel of "old-school" camera bags and infused it with "new-school" features and technology for the digital imaging age. 


  • Minimalist outer appearance conceals expensive photo equipment
  • Carries a gripped DSLR with standard zoom lens attached
  • Accommodates 2-4 lenses in main compartment with DSLR body in front pocket
  • Front pocket fits a gripped DSLR (body only)
  • 1 gripped DSLR with standard zoom lens attached and 1-3 additional lenses
  • 1 gripped DLSR (body only) in front pocket and 2-4 lenses in main compartment
  • Interior Dimensions:  12” W x 9.5” H x 6” D (30.5 x 24 x 15.2 cm)*
  • *Bag softness and flexibility allows expansion to carry a gripped DSLR with lens attached, facing down
  • Exterior Dimensions:  13” W x 10.5” H x 7” D (33 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm)
  • Weight:  3 lbs (1.4 kg)


Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable, water-repellent (DWR) coating, plus underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. The black bag is also constructed with 1100D polyspun polyester exterior fabric, antique nickel-plated metal hardware, YKK® RC Fuse (abrasions resistant) zippers, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: Removable closed cell foam inserts with PE reinforced board, 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane-backed Velex, 2x polyurethane-coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

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aa The exterior of each Retrospective shoulder bag is purposefully simple, allowing photographers to inconspicuously blend into their shooting environment.
a The softness and flexibility of the Retrospective 10, 20, and 30 easily allows a pro size DSLR to be carried in the main compartment with a lens attached, facing downward.  The Retrospective 10 is pictured here, containing (left to right):  a Canon 5D with battery grip and 24-70 f2.8 attached and a 70-200 f2.8.
a Within the Retrospective 10, 20, and 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.
a The Retrospective 10, 20 and 30 all have an organizer pocket inside the main compartment.  It gives photographers enough space for small, but significant, accessories necessary for a successful shoot.
a The expandable pocket(s) on the front of the Retrospective 10, 20, and 30 can be used to carry a spare pro size DSLR body or other photo gear.  A small hook-and-loop flap folds over the top of the pocket to secure its contents.  The Retrospective 30 (pictured) features two expandable pockets, while the Retrospective 10 and 20 have only one expandable pocket on the front of the bags.
a 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.
a Hook-and-loop panels securely fastens the main flap down, keeping valuable photo equipment hidden from view.
A A wide storage pocket is located on the back of the Retrospective 10, 20, and 30.  This pocket can be used to carry magazines, newspapers, or other paperwork, depending on the size of the bag.
a Webbing loops on both sides of the Retrospective 10, 20, and 30 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.
a Side pockets on both sides of the Retrospective 10, 20, and 30 can be used to carry smaller water bottles and will even fit some shoe-mounted strobe units.
a 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.
a The Retrospective 10, 20, and 30 each have a removable carrying handle for convenience.
a The seam-sealed rain cover included with the Retrospective 10, 20, and 30 was specially designed to keep the carrying handle and integrated shoulder strap outside the rain cover without compromising protection from the elements.  Please view this instructional video for more information. How To - Retrospective Rain Cover

Overall Product Rating:     

This is a terrific bag- comfortably carries a camera, a few lenses and a speedlight without advertising what's inside. A welcome and long overdue update to classic Domke-style shoulder bags. --Randall Armor

Excellent bag! I've been waiting for this since ThinkTank announced this line and it was well worth the wait. Solidly built and well thought out as all of ThinkTank's products. This is now my favorite bag, highly recommended.

One impressive bag. I wanted a travel bag big enough to carry a D700 (with or without the MB-D10) with two lenses and this bag works perfectly. The canvas feel is great and the shoulder strap is robust and well padded. Well done TT!

Great bag, well made, easy to carry and access. I wish the outside side pockets where like the urban disguises stretchy material and maybe a little padding for the flash pockets but this is about as close to perfect as you can get in a camera bag. I tried it out with my 5D2 with 24-70 mounted + 50 1.4, 100 macro and 580 flash and there is plenty of room to spare.

This is the perfect bag for the Canon 5D Mark II and the grip. The bag is extremely well made and thought out.

I have numerous Think Tank products and love them all. But this is the one item I purchased and returned the next day. I work internationally and needed an inconspicuous, small bag I could pack in my suitcase or use as a small carry on and pull out when I didn’t want to carry all of my gear on my back in my Think Tank Shapeshifter. The Retrospective 10 is 3lb empty and is the width of my body. There’s way more padding in this bag than there needs to be and it’s too rigid. For a bag marketed to international photojournalists, it’s not very secure. I wish there was a second closure, possibly a clasp or a buckle for the flap, along with a zipper for the main compartment to keep unwanted hands from reaching into the bag easily. This would also keep the gear more secure when running down the street or riding on the back of motorcycle taxi. The bag might look inconspicuous on a 6’2” man, but it’s definitely not on my 5’4” frame, and this is the smallest of the 3 camera bags.

I have this and the Retrospective 30. They're both terrific. I got the 10 after discovering the 30 is a little too big for my needs. I carry a huge amount of stuff in this bag including: 2 - 5D Mark II bodies, 24mm f1.4L, 50mm f1.2L, 100mm f2, 200mm f2.8, ef1.4X, 2 - 580EX flashes, ST-E2 controller, card wallets (ThinkTank of course) and a bunch of small stuff like extra batteries, pens etc. If I could change two things on this bag (and the Retrospective 30) it would be these: 1) a different insert (I'm using inserts from my Domke F2 bags) and 2) a latch to securely close the bag.

I used this bag for six month in India to carry a 5d Mark2 with a 24-104 plus a prime or two or a Zacuto viewfinder. Empty, it is heavy and a little bulky, and I was wavering about weather to take it packed inside my travel pack, but I’m glad I did. It’s perfect for around town, and the extra padding and pockets worked great for me. I used the extra room for things like a water bottle, stuff I bought, etc. It did start to rain one day when I didn’t have the rain cover with me, and had to wait it out in the foyer of museum after it closed for an hour or so. I have a feeling once it gets wet, all that heavy cotton would take a long time to dry (plus getting the camera wet). The black gets pretty dusty too. My theory on the Velcro is that if someone in a crowd tried to open it, I would either feel it or hear it or both—it’s a very strong adherence. Luckily, I never had to put that theory to the test. So, I love the bag.

I've been using this bag for a few months now and my only complaint is that they shoud've placed some placed side pockets. The internal pocket for your flash is nice, but gets tight. I know space was a consideration but the opening does seem a tad slim, it is not as easy to put your camera back in if your in a rush..a wider mouth would've nicer.

I'm really happy with mine. I'm carrying e-p2, om 9-18, 17/28, zuiko 50/1.4 and 28/20, flash, filters 49/52 and usually 2-3 mobile phones, passports etc. Somehow it seems to me that everything is in a right plaece, all pockets are in use and it's logical. I found the silencers very useful and the strap is excellent, no slipping, sidepockets ok for a bottle or so. Just enough small pockets inside for memory cards/sticks. E-p2 is not very big si I padded the middle pocket with raincover to keep it better available :) and I can even fit in spare underpants and pair of socks. It's eassy to overpack due to large velcros, I can fit in extra pullover or a magazine in to the back pocket. Excellent! And one of the best things is that it does not shout expensive kit inside! I go out very seldom without my kit and that was the main reason why I bought this: I was thinking to say that for these m3/4 things smaller would do and I saw that now it's done, good job. But this works well with travelling as all purpose-bag so I don't consider Retrospecitve 10 too big at all for m3/4-kit. Too heavy??? Eat more bread folks ;) rgds V-MS/ Middle East 2011

Well, i have the TT10, and it is an Excellent Bag. I enjoy that i have found this Bag, because i have loking for so many Bags, and i have give a lot of money for bad Bags , and now i have found it. Thank you very much to Think Tank for making a perfect Bag.

I couldn't be happier with this bag. I'm surprised with the weight distribution as I carry a D3s with a 24-70 attached along with a 16-35, 70-200 and in a pinch the front pocket can handle a D700 w/grip. Plus if need be the side loops can be used for the modular accessories. Gave it 4 stars as I was hopeful that the bag was American made. Sorry but as a longtime Domke user I'm partial to USA products. Chris Permar

I have this bag,and it's great for my eos600 d and tamron 17-50. What I like as well is that you can change the 'layout' of the bag with the partitions you get with it. All so a lot of small pockets inside the bag, actually very practical if you're travelling an have to carry sunglasses, phone and what not as well.

Last year I (Dutch, toerist) started hating my Crumpler bag during a visit of San Fransisco and I bought Tamrac Rally 6 at Calumet. That bag is very practical, but very wide and lacks space for accessories. For a city trip to Lisbon (Portugal) I decided to look for something else (again). I didn’t want a typical stiff boxed type camera bag again. I use the bag for a 5D with 24-105 attached, 70-300DO-IS and 50mm 1.4 lens, all with their hoods reversed attached. Furthermore I wanted enough space for a city guide, passport, memory cards etc… I ended up with the Think Tank Retrospective 10, in black. For some reason only black versions are on stock here in Holland (why so old fashioned?). I considered the Retrospective 5, but it’s way to small for a 5D. On the other hand the 10, is a bit too large. I think the gap between version 5 and 10 is too big. A version with a bit less depth, would be nice. I have used it in Lisbon during the last week and these are my findings. On the positive side: Desirable bag concept, excellent quality, highly practical, enough space for gear and City guides etc (even an iPad fit’s in the front pocket), wears very well, (to) large, doesn’t look like a camera bag...but in black it still looks a bit serious…TT should push other colors to the stores. On the down side: - When the bag is partly loaded, the area on which the Velcro ‘hooks’ is relative small - In a crowded bus or metro, Velcro is not sufficient. The flap can open when you get stuck and pocket pickers get relative easy in the bag (not the zipperd pockets). In the metro I used a double sided Velcro strap around the bag, to avoid these risks. Think Tank should consider a ‘Smart Lock’ eg a clasp and/or combination lock -The bag is build like a tank, therefore a bit heavy. This is especially the case with the shoulder strap, which could serve as a safety belt in your car. The bottom line is that I like the bag and will use it the next trip. However my main point is that TT should look at the way the bag is closed. I want to feel safe when traveling in busses and metro systems and the current Velcro solution doesn’t give that confidence and that's a pitty.

Great bag! I can fit my Canon 5D, 24-70mm, 100-400mm, and 16-35mm in th bag, along with other misc gear. A sharp looking bag, that keeps the gear protected without being over bulked. My only wish is that ThinkTank consider adding a magnetic catch at the bottom of the flap, so when you are not using the velcro (i.e. quiet mode) there is still some sence of closure......we all need "closure" LOL
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Retrospective® 10 (Black)

Product: TT754
Inconspicuous, soft-sided shoulder bag with a classic exterior that blends with your surroundings. Carries 1 gripped DSLR plus 2-4 lenses.
Customer Rating:
(15 reviews)
Quantity: In Stock

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