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The Retrospective series is comprised of four shoulder bags and two lens changer bags.  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. 

  • Lenses carried in separated compartments for rapid access
  • Minimalist outer appearance conceals expensive photo equipment
  • Carries 3 lenses plus small accessories
  • Accommodates up to a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens (hood reversed)
  • Carries 3 lenses, up to 70-200mm f/2.8 focal length, plus small accessories
  • Interior Dimensions (each lens section):  4.75” Diameter x 10" H (12 x 25.5 cm)
  • Exterior Dimensions: 15” W x 11.75" H x 5” D (38 x 30 x 12.5 cm)
  • Weight:  2.2 lbs (1.0) 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 canvas-style bag is also constructed with sand-washed 100% cotton canvas, antique nickel-plated metal hardware, YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion resistant) zippers, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: 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 All the shoulder bags in the Retrospective series are available in two colors, pinestone or black.  Pictured here are the Retrospective 20 in pinestone and the Retrospective Lens Changer 2 in black.
a The Retrospective Lens Changer 3 has three separated lens compartments for rapid access and easier storage.  Each compartment can accommodate a 70-200 f2.8 with its lens hood reversed.  Shown here (left to right) is a 17-40 f4 with hood in position, a 70-200 f2.8 with hood reversed and a  a 24-70 f2.8 with hood in position.
a Opening the zippered pocket on the back of the Retrospective Lens Changer 2 and Retrospective Lens Changer 3 (shown) reveals a built-in organizer for pens, spare batteries, memory cards and other sundries.
a A small accessory pocket with a hook-and-loop enclosure is located on the front of one of the lens compartments.  This a convenient place for lens caps, a cleaning cloth, or a Pixel Pocket Rocket memory card wallet.
a A carrying handle is conveniently placed at the top of the Retrospective Lens Changer 2 and Retrospective Lens Changer 3 so you can easily grab the bag when you're ready to go.
a The seam-sealed rain cover for the Retrospective Lens Changer 2 and Retrospective Lens Changer 3 are specially designed to keep the integrated shoulder strap exposed while protecting your valuable photo gear from the elements.
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 "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.  (Retrospective 30 is shown here)

Overall Product Rating:     

Awesome Bag.

Since getting this bag I find going out to shoot in the city much less obtrusive. The bag uses very tough fabric, is very well constructed and is a little heavy as a consequence, but not enough to complain about. The lens pouches are very roomy, especially for small primes, but OK for most 'L' lenses. If ThinkTank were to make a similar style top-loader I would buy it in a flash.

I tried several bags before I've found this one. Everything what you can find about it is true. Great, strong and comfortable for whole day carrying. Simple the best...

I have had this bag for a few years now, and I must say, it is still one of my favourites. If you do frequent lens changes, there is no aspect to the design I would change.

Great bag with so many uses. I mainly use this bag when flying as it attracts very little attention and easily fits under the seat. When flying I fit a 17-40 and 135L stacked in one 'tube', a 24-70 and ST-E3 in another, and two 600EX speedlites in the other. (my body is in a skin body bag). When not flying, I also use the bag for 'light' shoots. I carry two lenses with hoods in position, and two 600EX speedlites. (With the body, lens, and st-E3 on my shoulder) Some features i particularly like: -Slits in top flap to allow the bag to be kept 'open'. -semi-solid base so the bag will stand up with lenses in it. -top carry handle for when my shoulders need a rest. -small pouch at front - perfect for a colour check passport!

Great bag, so versatile! I can fit a lot of gear into this bag - 70-200mm f/2.8 IS L, 24-70mm f/2.8 II L, 50mm prime plus 580 EX II. I can stuff accessories in the external pocket. Can't say enough good things about this bag.
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Retrospective® Lens Changer 3 (Pinestone)

Product: TT782
Carries 3 lenses, up to 70-200mm f/2.8 size, in separated compartments, concealed by the front flap.
Customer Rating:
(6 reviews)

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