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Retrospective® 5 V2.0

SKU: 710728

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The Retrospective 5 V2.0 shoulder bag retains that classic look but includes many innovative new features.

Keeping the soft, form-fitting design, they are lighter than the original. For greater security, we added a zippered opening under the main flap that tucks away when not in use. 

KEY FEATURES:

  • Soft and form-fitting with minimalist outer appearance
  • Zippered opening to main compartment tucks-away when not in use
  • Dedicated pocket fits a 9" tablet

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SPECIFICATIONS

  • <strong>Exterior Dimensions:</strong><br>
    10” W x 8.5” H x 6” D (25.5 x 21.5 x 15 cm)<br> <br>
    <strong>Internal Dimensions:</strong> <br>
    9.5” W x 7.8” H x 4.9” D (24 x 19.5 x 12.5 cm)<br> <br>
    <strong>Tablet pocket (fits 9” tablet):</strong><br>
    9.1” W x 6.3” H x 1.0” D (23 x 16 x 2.5 cm)<br> <br>
    <strong>Weight:</strong><br>
    2.0 lbs (0.9 kg) including all accessories

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4.9 Based on 27 Reviews
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A Think Tank Photo Customer
PW
01/03/2023
Per W.
Sweden Sweden

Good, but it could had been perfect

I'm not a professional photographer, I was just looking for a nice looking everyday bag that can also fit a standard mirrorless camera with an attached up to 90cm long lens + hood on, with easy access when walking. I don't bring a bunch of extra camera gear with me, I select a lens at home and keep it on. The black Retrospective 5 v2.0 surely looks good! After removing all of the removable sections, including the stiff bottom padding, it's flexible enough to be comfortable and slim when not packed full. Putting one of the thin section dividers as bottom padding on the side where the camera goes, and the angled divider a bit diagonally to hold it up, it's still quite flexible and protects the camera just enough for my needs (I'm careful with it). I can fit my keys and my (small) wallet in the zipped front pocket. There is still room for a pair of gloves, a beanie, a small umbrella and some extras, then a water bottle on the outer side pocket. Really nice! The most annoying thing is the "tablet" compartment, which I don't use. I wish so badly that it was removable and there was velcro on the wall behind it. Not only does it take up valuable space, my lens hood tend to hook onto it when putting the camera into the bag one-handedly. I'm actually considering glueing it shut. For the v3.0, please consider making it removable. The second most annoying thing is the inner zipped cover. It's a struggle to open and close (need to focus and use both hands), so I never close it. Instead, it's just in the way, even when attached to the top cover. I'm considering removing it with scissors. For the v3.0, please consider having the zipper go all the way round so it can be fully removed. Even with its flaws, it's still the best bag I could find for my needs after doing a lot of research and I'm happy with my purchase.

A Think Tank Photo Customer
PW
01/03/2023
Per W.

Good, but it could had been perfect

I'm not a professional photographer, I was just looking for a nice looking everyday bag that can also fit a standard mirrorless camera with an attached up to 90cm long lens + hood on, with easy access when walking. I don't bring a bunch of extra camera gear with me, I select a lens at home and keep it on. The black Retrospective 5 v2.0 surely looks good! After removing all of the removable sections, including the stiff bottom padding, it's flexible enough to be comfortable and slim when not packed full. Putting one of the thin section dividers as bottom padding on the side where the camera goes, and the angled divider a bit diagonally to hold it up, it's still quite flexible and protects the camera just enough for my needs (I'm careful with it). I can fit my keys and my (small) wallet in the zipped front pocket. There is still room for a pair of gloves, a beanie, a small umbrella and some extras, then a water bottle on the outer side pocket. Really nice! The most annoying thing is the "tablet" compartment, which I don't use. I wish so badly that it was removable and there was velcro on the wall behind it. Not only does it take up valuable space, my lens hood tend to hook onto it when putting the camera into the bag one-handedly. I'm actually considering glueing it shut. For the v3.0, please consider making it removable. The second most annoying thing is the inner zipped cover. It's a struggle to open and close (need to focus and use both hands), so I never close it. Instead, it's just in the way, even when attached to the top cover. I'm considering removing it with scissors. For the v3.0, please consider having the zipper go all the way round so it can be fully removed. Even with its flaws, it's still the best bag I could find for my needs after doing a lot of research and I'm happy with my purchase.

AH
08/24/2022
Arash H.
United States United States

Think tank quality

The bag feels and looks good, the build quality and attention to detail is great. It’s just a tad on the smaller size for a full frame system with fast primes. The next size up, the retro 7 is almost twice as large as this one size between the two would have hit the perfect balance for Sony users.

A Think Tank Photo Customer
CY
08/14/2022
Cameron Y.
United States United States

Latest addition to the Retro family

I was looking for something on the smaller side that would work for a kit consisting of the Canon R6, attached 24-240mm, and either a second lens or a flash (but not both). I already had the Retrospective 20 v2 and 30 v2, but both were too large for what I was envisioning as a simple day tripper / vacationing bag. While the Retrospective line goes quite small to the model 4, I thought that would be too small, so opted for the model 5. Everything described above fits perfectly, with room to include a tablet, batteries, and other small accessories. If I need to bring more items, I can do so by putting them in the expandable water bottle pocket and/or attaching narrower Think Tank pouches like the Stuff It v3 or Phone Holster.

GH
06/21/2021
George H.
United States United States

Great For A Mirrorless Kit

I had recently purchased a Nikon Z 6II along with a Nikkor Z 50mm lens to use as my everyday walk-around kit. I already have several Think Tank camera bags, but they were just too large for my new Nikon kit. Being already familiar with the high quality of Think Tank gear, I ordered the Retrospective 5 V2.0 and the Z 6II with the 50mm attached fit perfect. There was also enough room for my 35mm lens, battery charger and some cleaning gear. I don’t think this would be the right bag for a full size DSLR with a lens attached, but it was just what the doctor ordered for my mirrorless kit. I ordered the camera bag online directly from Think Tank and the arrived quickly and was well packaged.