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The ideal shooter's bag in a smaller size, The Retrospective® 7 is designed for standard DSLR systems and ultimate discretion. Combining classic design with modern improvements, the rear pocket fits an iPad or an 11” Mac-Book Air. The ergonomic body-conforming design is lightweight, comfortable to walk with and provides quick access to your gear.

With its low-key styling, generous capacity and comfort, the Retrospective series has quickly become one of the leading bag collections in the industry. Working pros to vacationers find the Retrospective 7 to be the most useful and functional bag for a day’s outing or to suit your everyday demands.

Key Features

  • Perfectly suited for standard DSLRs with a pocket for a full-size iPad or 12” MacBook Air
  • Sound Silencers™ to turn off the front flap hook and loop for silent operation
  • Cushioned and padded nonslip shoulder strap for all day comfort
Gear Profile
  • 1 standard-size DSLR with 2-3 lenses and accessories. iPad/11” MacBook Air fits in rear zippered pocket
  • Accommodates a Nikon D700 w/ 24-70 f/2.8 attached, 70-200 f/2.8 detached + SB-900 Speedlight
Technical Specifications

Interior Dimensions: 12.5” W x 8.8” H x 5” D (31.8 × 22.4 × 12.7 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 13.5” W x 9.5” H x 7” D (34.3 × 24.1 × 17.8 cm)
Laptop compartment: 11.8” W x 8.2” H x 0.7” D (30 × 20.8 × 1.8 cm) 

Weight: 2-3 lbs (0.9-1.4 kg)


Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has poly 1100D spun, antique nickel-plated metal hardware, YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior:  Removable closed cell foam inserts with PE board reinforcement, 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane backed velex, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No Rhetoric Warranty on all Think Tank products                              







Feature #1

Perfectly suited for standard DSLRs with a pocket for a full-size iPad or 12” MacBook Air

1a The exterior of each Retrospective shoulder bag is purposefully simple, allowing photographers to inconspicuously blend into their shooting environment.

The Retrospective 7 has the interior height to accommodate a 70 - 200 f/2.8. Shown left to right is a Nikon 70 - 200 f/2.8 VRII, Nikon D7000 attached to a 24 - 70 f/2.8 and a Nikon SB-900 speedlight.

Soft The softness and flexibility of the Retrospective series easily allows a pro size DSLR to be carried in the main compartment with a lens attached, facing downward. The Retrospective 7 is pictured here, containing (left to right): a Canon 28 - 135, Canon 5D attached to a 100 mm macro, 580EXII flash.
Mod Compat The Retrospective bags allow you to attach some of our Modular and Skin gear pouches to increase the capacity of the bag (Sold Separately). Shown is the Retrospective 7 in Slate Blue with a Skin Strobe V2.0 attached. Inside of the Skin Strobe V2.0 is a Nikon SB-900.
Feature #2

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. 

Feature #3

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. 

Feature #4

The Retrospective series each have a removable carrying handle for convenience.

Feature #5

The 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.

1b All the shoulder bags in the Retrospective series are available in three colors, Pinestone, Slate blue or black. 

Within the Retrospective'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.


The Retrospective series all have a zippered organizer pocket inside the main compartment. It gives photographers enough space for small, but significant, accessories necessary for a successful shoot.

second interior pocket A second interior pocket holds pens, maps, additional business cards and has a convenient hook and loop closure.
Under Flap Pocket Lift up the main flap to reveal a spacious exterior pocket. This pocket is large enough to carry a DSLR body or a number of other accessories.
hook and loop Hook-and-loop panels securely fastens the main flap down, keeping valuable photo equipment hidden from view.

Overall Product Rating:     

One of my most used and favorite bags. I've always wanted a small bag which has the feature to insert or carry an Ipad or MacBook Air. The strap is better in this than compared to a Retro10 I used to have.

Very nice bag. Small but very functional. Perfect for my Fuji cameras.

I love the case but the velcro opening is impossibly loud. I know you can turn if off, but you then have to remember to turn it back on before moving around. Too much danger of dumping the equipment. It should have a clip like the City walker.

Great product, especially the huge shoulder pad on the strap which makes it comfortable to carry with a fair bit of weight in it.. Of course I never RTFM so it took me a while to figure out what the "sound silencers" were. The speaker with the line through it was a hint, but not a very clear one!! Anyway just wanted to point out that the silencer design is good in that it allows you to cover only part of the hook area and leave any amount you like exposed. This means you can leave only a little exposed to get a small amount of "grab" while keeping the sound minimal.

I own this exact bag (in black), and for the price of $160ish, I feel you can't beat it. I bought it from a local camera shop here in Mass. about a year or so ago, and have not regretted the decision to purchase it once. It is well-made, well thought out, and not to sound cliché, but it's inconspicuous (important when you're toting around thousands of dollars worth of gear), so I applaud thinktank for manufacturing a bag that does not scream camera bag. In terms of it's internal storage, I am able to fit a Nikon D810 with prime lens attached on one side, and pro mid-range zoom on the other, and still have room for bits and bobs here and there ... I am fan of the included rain cover and the back compartment as well. I think it's a phenomenal bag, and the non-slip shoulder pad is great : )
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Retrospective® 7 (Black)

Product: TT749
Remain inconspicuous with this soft-sided shooter's bag. It's simple exterior blends into the environment for carrying photo gear discretely. The rear pocket fits an iPad or an 11” MacBook Air.
Customer Rating:
(5 reviews)
Quantity: In Stock

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