Jenny and I have been going back and forth on Facebook this eve, helping her to find the right bag for the job. We’ve been through the Retrospective 10, the 30 and I’ve just unpacked my ‘hot of the press [aka truck]’ Retrospective 7 – You see, I have to have all of mine in Pinestone.
So, Jenny’s question was; “Hi which of your camera bags will hold 2 bodies with lenses attached? Looking for a shoulder strap one if there is please…”
My first thought was, well the Retro 30 will do that, but let’s see if the Retro 10 can hold two standard size bodies, two average size lenses and a couple of other bits and pieces…
You can see the Retrospective 10 below, the Canon 5D Mark II on the right, the Canon 30D w/ grip on the left, The 30 has a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L on it, hood reversed, the 5D has a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8, hood reversed. Between them, but out of shot is a Lensbaby Composer Pro and a Canon 580EXII flash.
So, after the Retro 10, Jenny asked if there’s a way to get an iPad in there – there isn’t really… not without a hammer! SO we stepped across to the Retrospective 30 (Incidentally, the Retro 20 will take an iPad in the front and rear pocket, too) It has the same gear in it, and the iPad will fit in the internal rear and the external rear pocket – but not in either of the two front pockets (without grease and a crow bar)…This is how it looks;
We jumped from the Retrospective 30 back down the the Retrospective 7, our latest in the Retro range, and with a dedicated pocket for the iPad – I didn’t know how it would go with the same gear in it, though it is slightly wider than the Retro 10 – this helps to accomodate the iPad…. This is how it turned out!
[Yep, these are iPhone photos! Don't hate! I haven't learned the art of bending light and taking a photo with the camera I'm taking a photo of.... one day!]
Grand Opening | Retrospective 7 (Jenny, I hadn’t actually opened it, then I got carried away with this blog post to show you some detail..sorry!) –S
The thinkTankPhoto Retrospective 7, as it arrives!
This is how we open the box on a cold, but not frosty evening… [sorry, kids nursery rhyme stuck in my head!]
This is a shot of the freshly unwrapped R7, sporting a photograph of the lovely Quin Cheung, as shot by Dave Cheung [ www.dqstudios.com ]
Here is the Retrospective 10 [left] next to the Retrospective 7 [right, uh huh]
This is how I’ve packed in my flash and the Lensbaby, the extra divider is in a pack that comes with the bag.
You can see [almost!] how the 30D with the grip sits in the bag, over the flash and Lensbaby.
So, the full load consists of a Canon 5DMKII, 30D, 24-70 f/2.8L, Canon 100 f/2.8, Lensbaby Composer Pro and a Canon 580EXII Flash. iPad, Memory card holder, waterproof cover and some batteries [see next couple of pics]
iPad [First Gen, brick!] slips into the back pocket with ease, despite the full load.
A PixelPocketRocket, Seam Sealed waterproof rain cover [included] and two 5D batteries.
I hope you’ve found this little blog post helpful, feel free to ask any questions in the comments below!
–Sime [ simon@thinkTankphoto.com ]