Retrospective 5 – Blue Slate Giveaway

| April 19, 2012

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Welcome! The first of FOUR Retrospective giveaways in the next day or two (Stay tuned!)

To win a Retrospective 5 in Blue Slate, and to be the first person (almost) in the world to own one…

…What single piece of camera equipment would you place into your Retrospective 5, money no object, and carry off into the sunset….Β 

Comment below with your answer!

It has to fit / close. You have to be able to buy it from A website (stick the link in your comment if you like)

Time Starts NOW – 12:40pm Australian Time, closes in FIVE hours.


Me? I’d put one of the new Fuji X Pro 1 cameras in there – if someone has one that they want to send me – please be my awesome guest! hehe..



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  • Justin Settle

    These questions are always tough. Money being no object I’d go with a Panasonic GX1 with the PannyLeica 25 mounted, and a 100-300 on the side. Mainly because my D5100 is already in a Pinestone Retrospective 5 so with the color I could tell them apart nicely!

    Oh I’m too late. But I’ll reply anyway!

  • I wish I had one of these right now. Heading across the country to Vancouver, BC, to visit my son and his family and it would come in SO handy for location shoots with my grand kidlets. I’d have my 1DMKIV with the 24-105 f/4 on it and the 20mm Ultra wide angle f/2.8 lens, my polarizing filter for the f/4, iPad of course, and lots, and lots, and LOTS of memory cards.

  • jules

    A nikon d4 & 70-200 f/2.8, a few extra batteries and flash cards. Life is good…

  • mike

    d7000, 18-200, sb 400, sb 700, 3 pocket wizzards, sirui tripod, and of course tickets around the world. motorola xoom to edit in photoshop touch. ready. lets go!

  • Phoenix Gonzales

    Leica M9 titanium

  • Dwayne Senior

    Canon 5D mark III and 24mm f1.4L

  • Money no object: A black M9P with the 50 Nocti
    Though I think my current X100 will also go nicely in this bag.

  • pat

    leica m3 and olympus ep3

  • Larry Sacks

    Arrgh!! The agony…. 10 minutes too late! (Still, maybe someone judging the contest also can’t tell time as well as they might like and will appreciate my honesty!)

    Me? Nikon D7000 is the single piece of equipment I’d put into my wonderful, new Retrospective 5 in Blue Slate. If I were to add a lens or other bits of gear, I’d probably throw on a 70-210mm lens and a SB800 (to be fired remotely of course).

  • Martyn Thompson

    I’d stick an ipad and a Leica M9 in there (not a ‘P’ though – that red dot makes a leica!) with a couple of lenses. Probably a nice can of lager too, for when I reach the other end!

  • Andrew Rees

    My 10-20 sigma lens perfect for sunsets

  • I would think a nice Fuji Finepix X100 with its little Fuji EF-20 Flashgun, Fuji X100 Lens Hood with Adapter Ring spare Fuji NP95 Lithium Ion Battery. couple of memory cards.

    Then i would look at a first aid kit and rain jacket plus fit in some NASA space food!! oh and see if i can squeeze in a gps to all to be a little different!!

  • Nikon D800 with 35mm 1.4

  • Chiah Siew Fei

    If I have the money, I’d put in a Hasselblad H4D-60 in that Retrospective 5! It’ll fit, it must fit. Because then I’ll have the two best things with me!

  • Reymond Padriga

    My really old Canon 40D with Canon 35mm 1.4L. This is my all around’s lens and won me several photo contest. If i have to dream i will surely put the 5D Mk III in there.
    I own the retrospective 30 but it is sometimes too big for my set-up.

  • I’d put in a D7000 and a 24-120VR f4. Maybe a SB-910 too. That would have me covered for 99% of out and about shooting. Don’t think my dream 200-400VRII would fit, but the TC-14EII might!

  • If it were me and money were no object, I’d put in a Sony A77, with a Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8 lens attached to it. Then, I can happily walk into the sunset, knowing that the things I bring will reward me at the end of the day πŸ™‚

  • I’d go with a Nikon D4 & new iPad πŸ™‚

  • Money no object…it’s gotta be a Leica M9 with a 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Aspherical Lens….
    Living my dreams!

  • I would use it to carry my fathers old Minolta with lightmeter that stoped working 15yr ago. With 50/1,7 lens and an extra Leica M9 to use as a lightmeter :S

  • Dave Winter

    My D4 and 200-400/f4 would be on the monopod, so I’d keep me sandwiches in the bag.

  • My really really old 30D with the 28-70 mm lens attached, my old Sekonic light meter, and my Canon 580EX II. A perfect match of a retro looking camera bag with a rapidly aging camera gear (don’t you guys feel sorry for me).
    Almost forgot, the rear pocket would be great for carrying my 10″ super light Asus computer so I don’t have to put in my wife’s purse anymore.

  • I’ll shove d800 and a 85 1.4G in and make sure it closes

  • jginsbu

    X-Pro1 and all three the lenses!

  • Vincent van den burg

    I would put an canon 5dmk3 in it with 85mm 1.2 killer combi For beautifull portraits

  • Eduardo

    This Sigma 24mm 1.8
    + my d90, All I need! (And the Retro of course)

  • Ric Simbol

    The best serious compact ever, my Fuji X10!

  • James Lanaway

    It would have to be a Canon 1DX

  • I would pack the Canon EOS-1D X , along with my 70-200 L, and head out to the wildlife preserve.

  • nuno conceicao

    definitely the 5d mk iii

  • Adrian McGonigle

    No brainier D800 and 50mm 1.4 would just go nicely

  • My 5DmkIII. And good light. πŸ™‚

  • Kenneth Wong

    5D MARK III with 24-105

  • Amanda

    I believe the smc PENTAX DA 40mm F2.8 Limited, smc PENTAX DA 21mm F3.2 AL Limited and smc PENTAX DA 70mm F2.4 Limited would accompany my Pentax K-5 quite nicely in this Blue Slate beauty!

  • Seb

    Fuji X-pro1

  • Michael Wagenknecht

    I would bring along a Polaroid OneStep SX-70 White/Rainbow. I would do this because the point of capturing images is to save a moment in time, a precious moment that may never occur again. You can have the greatest camera and gear in the world but if you can capture the little things if life it’s all for waste.

  • Heading off into the sunset? I’d better stick a set of Lee filters in there then

  • My Nikon D700 with the beautiful 20mm lens.

  • Wayne Peters

    Pentax 645D – have wanted a 645 for ever!

  • Bill Kilgore

    For some of best travel photography I would include one “Steve McCurry”!

  • Pretty simple…
    In this Retrospective 5 in Blue Slate, I would put in my new Nikon P7100, a new SD Pixel Pocket Rocket (to replace my old red Pocket Rocket), a new
    DSLR Battery Holder 2 (as soon as they’re available), a couple of Nikon Batteries, my altered Kindle Fire, a spare t-shirt and a very small but useful collapsible tripod. And yes, it would all fit… perfectly!

  • I would with no doubt put the best camera in the world, Nikon D4 with a 70-200mm lens, in the best bag in world, ThinkTank

  • Rob Knight

    I’d put my new D800E in there… I picked it up today πŸ™‚

  • Without a doubt the Canon 1Dx! (if pre-orders count ;))

    The new blue colour is awesome! Your bags are really sturdily made. Wouldn’t stress that the strap will break and my expensive gear goes crashing to the ground like it did with my previous bag of a make that shall stay unnamed.

  • Canon 5d III and 85 1.2

  • Linnet Crow

    I would put in my Canon 450 with a new macro lens.

  • Marc Almirall

    I’d put a Leica M7 and a Summilux 35mm 1.4 and my Ricoh GRD 4 in there.

  • A nifty Nikon D800 would leave ample room in the Retrospective 5 for extra diapers, wipes and a binky!

  • dave j

    i would slide in my canon 30d and my 50mm 1.4.

  • Dewi

    Sorry, I inserted the wrong link.
    It’s supposed to be:
    I would put Canon EOS 5DMark III and 24-70 mm 2.8 lens.
    I will buy it from :