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Focus On Imaging 2012

NEC, Birmingham

Photographer Edmond Terakopian with his Leica M9 and M9-P and Think Tank Photo Retrospective 5 camera bag. December 04, 2011 Bespoke workshop, Venice, Italy. Photo: Jim Grover

I’ll be with the SnapperStuff crew at Focus On Imaging from March 4th to March 7th, Hall 10, Stand L3, NEC, Birmingham. SnapperStuff will have the entire Think Tank Photo range of bags and pouches; by far my favourite and most used bags. As a user of the marque since they came to market in 2005, and also as a former Design Board member, I’ll be on hand to help out with any questions you may have on the range.

There’s also going to be a cool new range of camera and computer cleaning gear, from Green Clean; well worth checking out!

James Madelin from Enlight Photo, the makers of the genius Orbis ringlight and the amazing little Frio will be there with the brand new and rather amazing IO Shutter; a cable that allows your iPhone to control your DSLR in she very cool ways!

Setting up day, Focus on Imaging 2011, NEC, Birmingham. Helen from SnapperStuff with a huge pile of Think Tank Photo boxes. March 05, 2011. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Retrospective 5 Camera Bag

Think Tank Photo’s Smaller Shoulder Bag

Photographer Edmond Terakopian on assignment with a Retrospective 5 for his Leica gear and a Shape Shifter for his Mac; 10th commemoration of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. American Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London, UK. September 11, 2011. Photo: LP

The one thing I have heard for a couple of years at trade shows when on the Snapperstuff stand, from Leica photographers or people with smaller DSLR outfits is “why don’t Think Tank do a smaller shoulder bag?”. Well, they do now and I got mine today!

Think Tank Photo Retrospective 5 in Pinestone. Shown with a Leica M9 and 50mm f0.95 Noctilux ASPH lens. May 06, 2011. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

It’s called the Retrospective 5 and comes in a natural canvas Pinestone and black. I have already been using the Retrospective 10, 30 and Lens Changer 2 from this range and must say that I absolutely love the range. They are extremely comfortable to wear, hugging your hip with their movable bases and extremely easy to work out of. They also blend in really well, most definitely not looking like camera bags.

Think Tank Photo Retrospective 5 in Pinestone. For size comparison shown with (L-R) Fuji X100, Olympus E-P2, Leica M9 and Leica X1. May 06, 2011. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The Retrospective 5 has now become my Leica outfit bag. Considering how small it is, you might be a little stunned to find that I have the following inside:

Leica M9 with Leica 21mm Elmarit, 35mm Summicron, 50mm Noctilux and 90mm Summarit lenses. Also the Leica SF 24D flash, TTL extension cord, x2 ND filters, 21 mm Viewfinder, x1.25 Viewfinder Magnifier, Lightmeter, Spare Batteries, Think Tank Photo Cable Management 20, Pixel Pocket Rocket memory card holder and some other bits!

Think Tank Photo Retrospective 5 in Pinestone. Fully loaded with my Leica kit. May 06, 2011. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The bag is also the perfect size for a small DSLR outfit (with a couple of lenses – eg Canon 5D MkII, 16-35mm f2.8L and a 50mm f1.2L) or a Micro 4/3 outfit like the Olympus E-P2 with several lenses and accessories.

I simply cannot recommend this bag highly enough for anyone who shoots with a Leica M or a Micro 4/3 outfit.

For the UK, check out Snapperstuff. For more info, have a look at Think Tank Photo.