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Designed to help professional photographers blend in with the crowd in any situation. This casual style combines the look and feel of "old-school" camera bags with "new-school" features and technology for the digital imaging age. 

Key Features:

  • Perfect size for DSLR, Micro Four Thirds, rangefinder camera systems
  • Minimalist outer appearance conceals expensive photo equipment
  • Hook-and-loop "Sound Silencers" on front flap eliminate noise while opening the bag

 Gear Profile:

  • 1 standard size DSLR with 1–3 lenses and accessories
  • A complete Micro Four-Thirds or rangefinder camera system with 3–6 lenses and accessories
Technical Specifications:
  • Interior Dimension: 9.5" W x 7.8" H x 4.5" D (24 x 19.5 x 11.5 cm)
  • Exterior Dimension: 10" W x 8.5" H x 6" D (25.5 x 21.5 x 15 cm)
  • Weight: 2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)


Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric underside has a polyurethane coating. It also has sand-washed 100% cotton canvas, 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 PE board reinforced, 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane backed velex, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

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1 The exterior of each Retrospective shoulder bag is purposefully simple, allowing photographers to inconspicuously blend into their shooting environment.
4 The Retrospective 5 also fits a standard size DSLR kit. A compact kit of prime or small zoom lenses fits easily, with one lens attached to the camera body. Pictured here is a Canon 5D with a 16-35 f2.8 attached and a 50 f1.2 beside (with lens hood in position).
2 The Retrospective 5 easily accommodates a Micro Four Thirds camera system with 3–6 lenses and accessories. Pictured here is an Olympus E-P2 with 17 f2.8 and VF-1 optical viewfinder attached, 14-42 f3.5-5.6, 40-150 f3.5-5.6, FL-14 flash, SEMA-1 external microphone adapter set, VF-2 electronic viewfinder, battery charger and an extra battery.
9 The "Sound Silencers" underneath the main flap eliminate the loud tearing sound hook-and-loop makes while opening 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.
8 Hook-and-loop panels securely fastens the main flap down, keeping valuable photo equipment hidden from view.
3 Have a Leica, Zeiss or Voightlander rangefinder system? The smaller size of the Retrospective 5 lends itself well to street photography. Stay nimble and discreet, carrying just what's needed for the day.
7 An organizer pocket inside the main compartment gives photographers enough space for small but significant accessories necessary for a successful shoot.
10 All the dividers inside the bag are removable so the interior can be customized to any photographer's set of gear.
5 Within the main compartment are two collapsible nylon pockets (one on each side). These pockets are tall enough to accommodate 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.
6 An expandable pocket on the front of the Retrospective 5 can be used to carry a regular size DSLR body.
11 A wide storage pocket on the back of the bag can be used to carry small maps, booklets or other paperwork.
17 This bag features a carrying handle for convenience.
14 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.
12 Webbing loops on both sides of the Retrospective 5, 10, 20 and 30 can be used to carry some small Modular, Skin or Multimedia pouches on the side of the bag.  Alternatively, a carabiner (not included) can be used to quickly clip accessories to the the sides of the bag as well.
13 The included seam-sealed rain cover was specially designed to keep the carrying handle and integrated shoulder strap outside the rain cover without compromising protection from the elements (Retrospective 20 pictured). Please view this instructional video for more information. How To - Retrospective Rain Cover

Overall Product Rating:     

It's exactly what I needed perfect size for my gear I like the pineston color a lot. Also Think Tank has excellent customer service.

I own the Urban Disguise 35 v2.0 for all my gear and short walks (weddings, etc) but wanted a smaller bag for walking around all day with some of my gear. This is a perfect small bag but holds more than you'd think. Inside my bag is Nikon D-7000 with 18-105mm lens + hood attached, 50mm lense, and Sony Mini DV camcorder, plus extra mini DV tapes and batteries. Alternatively, I can swap out the Sony camcorder and put in a 70-300mm lense (hood reversed) instead. As with all Think Tank products, this bag is made of excellent quality and materials. Outstanding customer service.

Excellent built and size for street photography. Matches perfectly with my M9 and 50 Lux.

I've always been a fan of ThinkTank bags but most of them are way too big and bulky for me (5'3" female). I'm into street photography and don't like to carry much more than my camera, wallet, and keys. If I take out all the dividers and rain cover, I can squeeze my D700 + 24-70 lens in the main compartment (sideways) and my wallet and keys in the front pocket. The back pocket I'll use for my phone and model releases. I ordered the Pinestone and admit I don't love the color--wish it were more khaki than green, but still, the size is perfect and the bag when empty is pretty light. It shipped quickly and I like the Priority Mail option, which got it here on a Saturday.

The perfect bag for my M9 with 4 lenses and accessories. Small enough to not really notice carrying it around all day, but easy enough to access all of my gear.

I acquired this bag to compliment my Retrospective 10, and am completely satisfied with its performance. For those occasions when one will be walking more than shooting, this bag is perfect. I usually carry a D700 along with the 18-55mm VR zoom, and the 55-200mm VR zoom, and find that I also have room for my Nikon 400 flash and an array of 52mm filters, as well as and extra camera battery. It is noticeably lighter than the Retrospective 10 bad, yet carries all I need for most occasions. There is also room to substitute the Nikon 70-300mm VR zoom for the 55-200mm VR zoom, provided it is not carried connect to the camera. All in all, an excellent bag and is just more proof of the superiority of Think Tank products.

Finally a perfect bag that's just the right size for travelling light.

I own a lot of TTP bags, so I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. The Retrospective 5 does exactly what they say: it carries a Micro 4/3 camera and a couple of extra lenses, along with a card wallet and some spare batteries. My TTP clear bag (the 20? I think) fits perfectly in the front pocket, so I can organize my small items like batteries and filters. It is well built, like everything else I've ever used from Think Tank. However, there are some details that could be improved. The bag could be an inch wider - this would allow an iPad to stand upright in the rear pocket, and allow a second m4/3 body inside. As it is the pockets are not very usable -- the two "thin" pockets inside and outside the main compartment won't hold much useful (a reporter's notebook is a tight fit outside and won't really fit inside.) The two end pockets are similarly not useful, as they won't hold an umbrella or water bottle or much of anything. If they were stretchy like the end pockets on my Urban Disguise bag, they would be perfect. I can fit a single Panasonic battery, but then it's very hard to retrieve. Once the main compartment is full of gear, the only pocket that can carry anything substantial is the bellows pocket on the front of the bag. I was hoping for a bag that could be my one travel bag, carrying a small camera system along with the usual travel incidentals. This bag is too small for that. I'll probably keep it as a small kit bag for local shooting, and it will hold a flash and a spare lens for a larger camera, so it might come in handy for lightly-loaded assignments. Overall it's a fine bag, well made, I just expected something a little larger from looking at the photos.

Excellent new bag put to the test recently during a three-week adventure in Spain. The only change I would like to see would be a removable strap. Minor, but I use a cut-proof strap in urban areas and attaching it to the bag proved to be difficult. this is a great bag. I used it for OLY XZ-1 camera and a boat load of accessories.

Just bought the Retrospective 5 for my Lumix kit and it is excellent. I can get my GF-1 plus 20mm lens along with a 14-45 zoom, 45-200 zoom a Nikon 50 f1.8 with Voigtlander adapter and my spare G1 body in the front pocket! Despite all this lot, there's still room for a couple of spare batteries, keys, etc. A very practical and comfortable bag that looks like it will last for ever - well done ThinkTank!

Great bag, and fits more than I thought it would. I have a D7000 with 10-24 lens attached, 35, and 105 on the sides. It's snug, but a perfect fit. I also own the 10, which is significantly bigger, but find I use the 5 much more.

its a beauty of a bag! perfect for carrying around a whole m4/3 system, with enough room to store essentials (wallet, phone) and also a bottle of water. Don't be suprised with how much you can cram into the bag, it has a well thought out layout and is very well constructed.

Loved it! Fit my DSLR with 2 lens perfectly. Just nice to travel light. The perfect size for me.

I like the 'friendly feel' of the Retro5Pine, its unobtrusive, but great looks, its clever details and its fine craftmanship. A few personal wishes though: + better protection for the LCD [for when cam is carried lens-down]; + a rigid plate in the base of the bag [gives a more reliable, rigid structure; + shoulder strap removable.

Have many Think Tank bags but wanted something as small as possible for my “walk-around kit” (a.k.a my Nikon D3s with 85mm ƒ/1.4G lens mounted). The Retrospective 5 is a perfect match as it is less rigid than most bags and allows for some give. The velcro sections are long and allow for grip even when stretching the bag to the limit. You'll be pleasantly surprised at the number of zippers & pockets built into what looks like a small bag. It's completely inconspicuous of carrying expensive camera gear and is made of a lovely, yet tough canvas. Highly recommended.

The Definitive Leica M System bag. Stows a M9, 90,50,35,28 Summichrons, CV21, SF 24D flash and more. I have had access to all, British, American, Artsy bags, etc. This is the bag for your M system.

Ok, if you’re on the fence about the price vs. value I can attest the build quality is better than I anticipated. Everything seems to have been well thought out with sturdy materials and nice accents. The Velcro closures are not funky or loud. Conversely, they’re not as strong either. No, I’m not disappointed but it’s just a notation. Some bags come with gorilla-style Velcro that is so darn strong that it’s ridiculous and hampers practical use. The color is really nice, and if a camera bag can possibly be made to not yell ‘CAMERA BAG’ then this is it! Another nice appointment is the strap with a well-padded slider that’s also above average. Still, I would prefer a user detachable style but that may well suggest it’s a camera bag. The interior compartments are not an after thought or cheesy and they offer enough room for various gadgets. Now, if you were debating between the Retro-5 and 10 while hoping to be a minimalist, I would go for the 10. I was unable to live with the Retro-5 for my Sony A900 with the Carl Zeiss 135 lens mounted. It will fit vertically or horizontally but that’s about all that will go in there. No room left for even a granola bar! Heck, even the rain cover made it a bit too puffy for my taste. As it is, I ordered the Retro-10 and I will eat the triple shipping costs. I was hoping the customer service dude would have offered me some sort of ‘accident forgiveness’ or at least a pithy discount coupon. Oh well, it’s a California based company where nothing is a bargain.

TTP Retrospective 5 is the perfect-sized bag for me! I purchased the Retrospective 30 about a year and a half ago and I found it to be too bulky and too big for someone of my stature (I am 4'9"...short, I know). The Retro 5, however, suits me well! I found the USPS Priority Mail option to be the most reliable--my package came a day after it was shipped at the same time my regular household mail arrived. Thank you TTP!!!

TTP Retrospective 5 is the perfect-sized bag for me! I purchased the Retrospective 30 about a year and a half ago and I found it to be too bulky and too big for someone of my stature (I am 4'9"...short, I know). The Retro 5, however, suits me well! I found the USPS Priority Mail option to be the most reliable--my package came a day after it was shipped at the same time my regular household mail arrived. Thank you TTP!!!

Its a good bag. Its got a lot of storage space for its size and they got that perfect. The front pocket is large and not split like its larger R10 brother. So you're able to fit a small reflector or something flat like a 7" Tablet/e-reader. The rear has a nice accessable place to put flat paper/small notebook in. The inside pocket opens up to store stuff depending on what you put inside the main chamber. The top handle is nicely executed where you can grab the bag while its open. The 2nd things I didn't like is marshall labels velcro is the only thing holding the bag shut. I with they put at least one clip on the front to keep the bag closed when you use the "quiet" covers. I'm not saying the velcro isn't good enough to hold the bag shut. But its the noise. I can't securely hold the top down so something doesn't roll out. And the material they used was great but to a fault. Which is the main reason i'm not giving a 5 star. Its way to heavy for an empty bag. The strap itself is thick and the shoulder relief pad is great. But it adds too much weight to an already heavy bag. Maybe a thiner strap with the same shoulder pad? Other than I wish there was some other way to cut out weight.

Great bag for around town to carry everything you would need for a m43 setup (body + trinity of lenses + accessories). It's made of a heady duty material that feels like typical TT quality. I personally will be using this to throw inside a daypack when I travel. A lot of the side pockets on the inside and outside are more or less useless (i.e. can barely fit a battery not a water bottle or umbrella). Also it would be good if there was a magnetic closure option as an alternative to the velcro. Overall this is my go-to bag for m43, but it feels very v1.0 from Think Tank's normal level of quality (I also own the Speed Demon for my dSLR). I look forward to them improving some of the usability of the side pockets in the future.

The Retrospective series are great bags for discrete street photography when you want to look incognito or Euro without screaming tourist. I currently own a Retrospective 5 and a Retrospective 7, both in Pinestone for a Leica R5 and a NEX 7. I would love to test a “2” when they design it for even more blending into the urban environment.

I received the Retrospective 5 in Pinestone as a gift. I would have given this bag five stars, but for the Velcro. Did you choose the absolute very loudest Velcro you could find? I found myself in the middle of a zombie apocalypse when I opened it in a cemetery. Why not use the magnets from the mirrorless movers? I can't stand black bags or else I would return this for a MM30. Off to the shoe repair to see if he can perform some surgery put in some magnetic implants.

When I bought my Olympus E-P5 I realised my existing camera bag was too big for the camera & lenses. After checking out the Mirrorless Mover & CityWalker, I decided on the Restropective 5 as it is large enough to hold the camera/lens, 2 prime & 2 zoom lenses comfortably & small enough not to be noticed. I especially like the hardy fabric exterior, the comfortable strap & small pockets which help with organizing my stuff.

Best camera bag I have ever owned (Retrospective 10). Fits DSLR, two - three lenses, and all my accessories - every single one. I love that I don't have to put the bag down on the ground to access anything inside. Fully confident with the velcro on the cover flap, and love the silencers. Lastly, it's incredibly comfortable and I have been able to keep it on my shoulder during 7 hour shoots. Feels good carrying it as well.

One of the best products I have in use. A Leica M plus 50 LUX or Fuji X-Pro1 with 50 Lux is well placed and you have space for additional batteries, cards and other small gadgets. Nice color and good looking for a street walk. Also has a very good protection and still light to carry.

I think this bag is fantastic! I was able to write a full review on this specific bag! If you're interested, check it out

By far the best made camera bag I own, among a scad that includes Domke, LowePro, Tamrac and the rest. Screams quality and thought. Not sure what to do with all the very snug compartments, not much spare room for a 5x8 journal etc. Camera compartment more than enough room for my Nikon Df and smallish lens attached, spare battery and SD cards. It will be perfect day bag for my upcoming Scotland adventure.
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Retrospective® 5 (Pinestone)

Product: TT746
This inconspicuous, soft-sided shoulder bag helps you keep a low profile. It fits a standard DSLR with 1–3 lenses or a complete Micro Four-Thirds or rangefinder camera system.
Customer Rating:
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