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Apr 19, 2012 00:58 |  #1

Just got word from Think Tank earlier today that they're launching a new bag in between the Retro 5 and 10. It's designed to hold an iPad or 11" notebook in the back of the bag.

Here's the details straight from them:

Think Tank wrote:
Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced new additions to its best-selling Retrospective shoulder bag line.

The Retrospective® 7, scheduled for release in May, is designed for standard DSLR systems. Its classic design along with modern improvements create the perfect shooter’s bag. This lightweight shoulder bag comes in fabrics that offer a sense of “retro” style that appeals to many. A rear pocket has been designed to hold an iPad or an 11” MacBook Air.

Retrospective® 7 features include:
· iPad/MacBook pocket

· cushioned and padded nonslip shoulder strap for all day comfort.

· Sound Silencers™ to turn off the front flap hook and loop for silent operation.

· Organizational and zippered pockets for accessories.

· Removable divider set for custom layouts.

· Convenient carrying handle for grab and go.

· Seam sealed rain cover.

· Expandable front pocket for DSLR body or accessories.

· Business card slot under the front flap for identification.

· High quality YKK zippers.


In addition, in May ThinkTank will release its Retrospective® 5, Retrospective® 7, Retrospective® 10, Retrospective® 20, and Retrospective® 30 in a new color, Blue-Slate.

Retrospective 7
http://www.thinktankph​oto.com …spective-7-pinestone.aspx (external link)

I'm looking forward to trying this one out and I will have it in hand once they're available. I'll be posting a review after I've spent some time with it. May even replace my Retro 10!


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Apr 19, 2012 01:09 |  #2

I just ordered a 10 today....I have a Shape Shifter now and it handles pretty much everything I have now....

The 7 was not shipping as of today....I would really like a Retrospective 10.3 to hold my MacBook Air as well!!!

I am really looking forward to the 10....I bet it will be perfect!




  
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Apr 19, 2012 08:51 as a reply to  @ biffstephens's post |  #3

Ugh, I bought both the 5 and 10, which were both slightly bit small and big respectively. Now they come out with this. It's pretty frustrating when they could've just come out with this model in the first place.




  
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Apr 19, 2012 09:19 |  #4

xeodragon wrote in post #14291990 (external link)
Ugh, I bought both the 5 and 10, which were both slightly bit small and big respectively. Now they come out with this. It's pretty frustrating when they could've just come out with this model in the first place.


I have the 5 and the 10 (and 30) I feel the same way.


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Apr 19, 2012 09:43 |  #5

Hmm,
I was excited to see this thread, but after looking at the dimension of the 7, it is not much smaller than Retro10. It is actually a bit wider than 10 and a bit shorter than 10.




  
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Apr 19, 2012 09:47 |  #6

7
ID: 12.5” W x 8.8” H x 5” D
ED: 13.5” W x 9.5” H x 7” D

10
ID: 12” W x 9.5” H x 6” D
OD: 13” W x 10.5” H x 7” D

Pretty close, it seems the back pocket is probably deeper giving it a bit shallower camera gear section since they are both 7 deep on the outside.

Also I think the 10 will fit an IPad correct?


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Apr 19, 2012 11:15 |  #7

I love my retrospective 10. the only thing i wish is for the shoulder pad to be a bit more beefier, but it's the best shoulder bag i've had. ever.


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Apr 19, 2012 11:15 |  #8

I haven't tried fitting an iPad in the 10 but I'll give it a go. I think the 7 will actually carry a similar amount to the 10 it's just shaped slightly different to accommodate the width of the iPad. (plus the back section is padded specifically for it now. )

My contact at Think Tank told me they will be shipping these out next month (that info should also be on the site now).

I too have the 5 and the 10, after I review the 7 I may consolidate to just that bag. We shall see!
Once I have it for review I will post here to let you know, then feel free to ask any and all questions about it.


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Apr 19, 2012 11:17 |  #9

I am honestly thinking the same thing, I may sell my 5 and 10 and get the 7. Its a minor change but its how I wish the 10 was in the first place. I don't use a grip so the extra depth is of little use but I will wait and see. I obviously like the Retro bags. They are all I use now.


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Apr 19, 2012 11:26 |  #10

i want them to make a retro bag that can hold a laptop. 15" or 17"

that way i can get rid of my UD60... im not a fan of how the UD60 looks. its the only shoulder bag they have that can fit a 17" laptop




  
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Apr 19, 2012 11:29 |  #11

Tommydigi wrote in post #14292314 (external link)
Also I think the 10 will fit an IPad correct?

http://www.kentyuphoto​graphy.com …nk-tank-retrospective-10/ (external link)

A common question I got asked was, “Does it fit the iPad?” The answer is Yes. In fact you can fit the iPad in all three pockets of the Retrospective 10 (refer to below image), i.e. front pocket (top left), inner pocket (top right) and the back pocket. The front pocket is even large enough to fit a Macbook Air (11”) (bottom left) and a Netbook (bottom right).




  
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Apr 19, 2012 12:04 |  #12

Andrew, thanks for the link. Good info there; good review.


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Apr 19, 2012 12:08 |  #13

Yes very good thanks andrew. looking this over the back padding is the big difference and really its something I don't really need so I will probably just keep my 5 & 10. I have a UD 60 for my laptop


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Apr 19, 2012 14:42 |  #14

One of my favorite bags is the Billingham "Hadley Pro", mainly due to the shape and size for a thin walk-around bag that holds enough, but not too much.

The new Retrospective-7 looks to have the same internal dimensions and should work very well for similar situations with a bit more "rugged" look. I will probably replace my never used :o Retro-10 with the new Retro-7 when it becomes available.


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Apr 19, 2012 14:45 |  #15

Hmmm... my iPad fits quite nicely in the R10 front pocket. Although the R7 looks like it was designed specifically for that, which the R10 wasn't.

The new color looks pretty sweet.


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