New ThinkTank Photo Retrospective 5 bag for Micro Four Thirds or rangefinder camera systems

Today ThinkTank Photo announced a new Retrospective 5 bag. This is the first bag from ThinkTank especially designed for Micro Four Thirds or rangefinder camera systems. I got an early pre-production version few days ago and here are some images:

The shoulder strap has a thick padded breathable cushioned pad:

The "Sound Silencers" underneath the main flap eliminate the loud tearing sound when opening the bag:

The ThinkTank Photo Retrospective 5 bag has plenty of pockets on the inside and outside of the bag:

Like all ThinkTank bag, the Retrospective 5 comes with a rain cover:

Leica M9 and two lenses fit easily in the new bag:

A full frame DSLR will also fit, but here will be limited space - you can probably fit an extra lens or an external flash:

Think Tank Photo to Release New Bag for DSLR, Micro Four Thirds and Rangefinder Cameras

Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo announces that in May it will release the Retrospective® 5, a soft-sided shoulder bag designed for DSLR, Micro Four Thirds, and rangefinder camera equipment. Like the other bags in Think Tank’s Retrospective series, the Retrospective 5 was created as an homage to classic photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank.

Designed for the professional photographer who wants to remain inconspicuous in any situation, its "old-school" look mixes with "new-school" features giving tribute to the days when bags were visually simple but highly functional. It is available in two colors, black and Pinestone.

In one sample configuration, the Retrospective 5 can hold an Olympus PEN E-P2 camera body, a 17mm lens attached with the VF-1 optical viewfinder, a 14-42 mm lens, 40-150 mm lens, a FL-14 Flash, a SEMA-1 External microphone adapter set, a charger, cable and extra battery, and the VF-2 Electronic viewfinder.

Key features include:

  • Perfectly sized for DSLR, Micro Four Thirds, and rangefinder camera systems
  • Can fit 1 standard size DSLR with 1–3 lenses and accessories or a complete Micro Four Thirds or rangefinder camera system with 3–6 lenses and accessories
  • Shoulder strap includes cushioned non-slip pad for long-term comfort
  • Sound Silencers eliminate hook-and-loop noise when opening bag
  • Zippered pockets and organizational pockets for accessories
  • Removable divider set for layout customization included
  • Convenient carrying handle for quick transport
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included
  • Business card window under the front flap for identification
  • Expandable front pocket fits a pro size DSLR body or accessories
  • High quality YKK zippers
  • Soft, flexible and lightweight
  • Interior Dimensions: 9.5" W x 7.8" H x 4.5" D (24 x 19.5 x 11.5 cm)
  • Exterior Dimensions: 10" W x 8.5" H x 6" D (25.5 x 21.5 x 15 cm)
  • Weight: 2.3 lbs (1 kg)
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Expected release date: May 2nd, 2011
  • Price: $129

Disclosure: Think Tank Photo is an affiliate partner of You can get a free camera bag for orders of $50 or more directly from Think Tank Photo if you follow this link. The shopping cart system will automatically ask you which one you’d like to add to your order.

I am currently giving away a black ThinkTank Photo Retrospective 5 bag over at

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