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Created for the professional photographer that wants to blend in with the crowd and remain inconspicuous in any situation.  This bag combines the look and feel of "old-school" camera bags 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
  • Wider size to fit a 70–200mm f/2.8 attached to DSLR facing sideways
  • Accommodates 2–4 lenses in main compartment with 2 DSLR bodies in front pockets
  • 1 gripped DSLR with standard zoom lens attached and 1–3 additional lenses, including a 70–200mm f/2.8
  • 2 gripped DSLRs (bodies only) in front pockets and 2–4 lenses in main compartment, including a 70–200mm f/2.8
  • 1 gripped DSLR with 70–200mm f/2.8 attached, facing sideways and 1–2 additional lenses.
  • Interior Dimensions: 15” W x  9.5” H x 6” D (38 x 24 x 15.2 cm)*
  • *bag softness and flexibility allows expansion to carry a gripped DSLR with lens attached, facing down
  • Exterior Dimensions: 16” W x 10.5” H x 7” D (40.6 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm)
  • Weight:  3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)


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

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

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a 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 30 is pictured here, containing (left to right):  1.4x TC, 100 f2.8 Macro, 40D with battery grip attached, 17-40 f4 with hood in position, 5D with battery grip and 24-70 f2.8 attached, and a 70-200 f2.8.
a The Retrospective 30 can fit some telephoto zoom lenses attached to a DSLR, facing sideways in the bag.  Pictured here (clockwise from top left):  Canon 430ex flash, 100mm f2.8 Macro, 5D with battery grip attached, 100-400 IS attached to a 5D Mark II with battery grip, and a 24-70 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:     

Excellent all around bag. Soft but durable materials, metal fasteners on the main strap and useful features make me love this. The fabric is soft/flexible enough to lay flat and not bunch up. The bottom of the bag is padded so when you set it down your lenses aren't being smashed and the front pockets are deeper than expected. There are thin or padded dividers to choose from. Complaints: It is a little narrow at the bottom of the inside organizer pouch. It would be nice if that part of the bag could expand so that when loaded it is easier to get stuff from that pouch. Also I would like it to be just a hair taller so that I could fit a two pocket folder in the body side zippered compartment. It sticks out just a bit. I'm holding a 5DmkII gripped with a 24-70 2.8 with hood on, 70-200 (hood reversed) 2.8 and a 50 1.4 next to it, a 580exii and there is still some room to spare. I highly recommend as an assignment/shooting bag.

This is a terrific bag that is very easy to work out of. I carry 2 X 5D Mark II bodies (one with grip) and five prime lenses (20mm f2.8, 28mm f1.8, 50mm, 100mm f2, 200mm f2.8 and a 1.4X TC) two flashes - 430EX II, 580EX II and ST-E2 wireless controller. Spare batteries, two Pixel Pocket Rockets and misc stuff. Holds it all with no problems. It's surprisingly easy to carry, the soft sides mold to your body so the bag almost wraps around you. If you have a lot of gear to tote this bag is highly recommended.

Best bag I ever had. Normally, I carry a Nikon D700 with a 70-200 2.8 VR II attached, a Canon 5D with a 16-35 2.8 attached and between them a 50 1.4. I can carry this setup all day without any pain, thanks to the excellent shoulder strap. If I need more stuff, there's enough space for my additional kit: A macro lens, 2 flashes, 2 superclamps. But because its a rather soft bag, its also perfect with just a camera and a lens - then there's still space for my daily grocery shopping. Probably the last bag I've bought...

This bag is great. It is light and compact, but it can hold a lot of gear. It is well thought out with the way you can eliminate the velcro. I was worried about the size, but with all the little pockets it is great. The best thing about this bag is that it does not look like a camera bag. I would highly recomend this bag!

The retrospective series is a fantastic bag series. I use mine for a Micro Four Thirds system, Panasonic GF-1 and Five lenses, flash, TTL bracket and cord. The Retro 10 worked fine, but with the recent lens addition that extra 3 inches from the 10 to this bag the 30 is great. The reason for Four stars have to do with the inserts in this series of Retrospective bags. Micro Four Thirds is a small set of bodies and lenses. The mind set should be if I have a Leica rangefinder what do I do. Well, my solution is using the inserts from Domke. Specifically, the F-6 little bit smaller Ballistic series (not canvas) bag because the inserts have velcro unlike the canvas counterpart. That with a few extra 2 compartment inserts from Domke work perfect in the Retrospective bags. I wish I did not have to go to Domke. The hight and dimensions are the same. I have a Think Tank shell with Domke guts and it works. I own the Retrospective 5, 10, 30 and soon the 7.

I gotta say I LOVE this camera bag. I've put it to the test and it is hands down the most comfortable and functional camera bag you could find. The only change i would make is to add a buckle to the carry strap so it could be removed and replaced quickly without a hassle.


This is my go-to wedding bag for the past couple of seasons. It carry's a ton of equipment, is comfortable and quite expandable. On the way to the shoot I carry 2 5D3's, 50L, 100L, 16-35, 2 600EX's, and all the extra batteries, filters, gels and accoutrements you'd expect with a Leica M9 and lens tossed on top. It's pretty stuffed with all that but it's so well made I don't worry about it at all. Once I get shooting the bag slims down and is very durable. I've used it full time for over 2 years now and it hasn't lost a single stitch nor shows any signs of wear. I especially like the Velcro silencers, that is a nice touch!
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Retrospective® 30 (Black)

Product: TT770
Inconspicuous, soft-sided shoulder bag with a simple exterior that blends into the environment. It fits 2 gripped DSLRs plus 3–6 lenses.
Customer Rating:
(8 reviews)
Quantity: In Stock

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