Jenny asks; What shoulder bag takes two bodies?

| September 1, 2012

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.

thinkTank Photo Retrospective 10 with 2 cameras / lenses etc

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;

thinkTank Photo Retrospective 30 w/ iPad etc

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!

Simon Pollock takes a look at what you can fit in a Retrospective 7 from thinkTank Photo

This is how we open the box on a cold, but not frosty evening… [sorry, kids nursery rhyme stuck in my head!]

Simon Pollock takes a look at what you can fit in a Retrospective 7 from thinkTank Photo

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 ]

Simon Pollock takes a look at what you can fit in a Retrospective 7 from thinkTank Photo

Here is the Retrospective 10 [left] next to the Retrospective 7 [right, uh huh]

Simon Pollock takes a look at what you can fit in a Retrospective 7 from thinkTank Photo

This is how I’ve packed in my flash and the Lensbaby, the extra divider is in a pack that comes with the bag.

Simon Pollock takes a look at what you can fit in a Retrospective 7 from thinkTank Photo

You can see [almost!] how the 30D with the grip sits in the bag, over the flash and Lensbaby.

Simon Pollock takes a look at what you can fit in a Retrospective 7 from thinkTank Photo

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]

Simon Pollock takes a look at what you can fit in a Retrospective 7 from thinkTank Photo

iPad [First Gen, brick!] slips into the back pocket with ease, despite the full load.

Simon Pollock takes a look at what you can fit in a Retrospective 7 from thinkTank Photo

A PixelPocketRocket, Seam Sealed waterproof rain cover [included] and two 5D batteries.

Simon Pollock takes a look at what you can fit in a Retrospective 7 from thinkTank Photo

I hope you’ve found this little blog post helpful, feel free to ask any questions in the comments below!

–Sime [ simon@thinkTankphoto.com ]

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  • http://www.thinktankphoto.com Sime

    Hey Dan, The 30 with the grip was snug, but not ridiculous. I’d advise checking prior to purchasing if you were planning on going and doing what I did above with two BIG cameras… [1D / D4 etc] …alternatively, if someone wants to send me a 1Dx, happy to measure?! [I'd need two, obviously]

    Sime

  • Dan

    Very useful piece, Sime.
    To clarify, would a 1D or D3 fit in a Retrospective 7? Was the 30D/grip an uncomfortable squeeze?

  • Shady, c/o Cathy Martindale

    Would vote for the R30, just to have a little extra space. Just got finished covering a horse show with the one my donkey won for me. 2 Pentax k bodies, one with an 18-55 and the other with a 135 mm (both lens hoods collapsed), a strobe (old fashioned bulky kind), rain cover, extra memory cards and batteries (for cameras and AAs for strobe, AAAs for recorder) , digital voice recorder, iPhone, 2 notebooks, multiple pens, 150-page show program, daily working orders, glasses, sunglasses, LensPen, microfiber cleaning cloth, wallet with driver’s license, insurance card, auto club card, money, pack of Kleenex, container of migraine pills. Because Jenny sounds like a person of the female persuasion while Simon does not, I note that I also had on hand lip gloss, purse-sized hairbrush and small mirror. Had room to spare and it carried easily on my shoulder or cross-body. I like to have a little room in case I see something I can’t live without. This could likely carry anything short of a saddle.

  • Shady, c/o Cathy Martindale

    Would vote for the R30, just to have a little extra space. Just got finished covering a horse show with the one my donkey won for me. 2 Pentax k bodies, one with an 18-55 and the other with a 135 mm (both lens hoods collapsed), a strobe (old fashioned bulky kind), rain cover, extra memory cards and batteries (for cameras and AAs for strobe, AAAs for recorder) , digital voice recorder, iPhone, 2 notebooks, multiple pens, 150-page show program, daily working orders, glasses, sunglasses, LensPen, microfiber cleaning cloth, wallet with driver’s license, insurance card, auto club card, money, pack of Kleenex, container of migraine pills. Because Jenny sounds like a person of the female persuasion while Simon does not, I note that I also had on hand lip gloss, purse-sized hairbrush and small mirror. Had room to spare and it carried easily on my shoulder or cross-body. I like to have a little room in case I see a blouse I can’t live without. This could likely carry anything short of a saddle.