[ MINDSHIFT BACKLIGHT 26L, RETROSPECTIVE BACKPACK 15 (PINESTONE),
RETROSPECTIVE 7 2.0, RETROSPECTIVE BACKPACK 15 (BLACK), RETROSPECTIVE TOTE ]
THINK TANK GEAR [ YES ]
SHOULDER BAGS: CityWalker 10, CityWalker 30, Retrospective Lens Changer 3, Retrospective (version 1): #5, & #10, Retrospective (version 2): #7, Digital Holster 40
TOTES: Retrospective Tote, Freeway Longhaul 50
OTHER: Emergency Rain Shield, Camera Strap V2.0, AA Battery Organizer Storage Case Holder, Cable Management 10, Cable Management 30, Secure Pixel Pocket Rocket, SD Pixel Pocket Rocket Memory Card Carrier
Think Tank Photo gear is my first choice for backpacks, shoulder bags, and storage accessories. I have been using their products for over ten years and am happy with all my purchases. I never tire of their shoulder bags made in the classic look of their Retrospective series in Pinestone color. Think Tank’s Camera Strap Version 2 is a favorite and is attached to all my medium-format cameras. It is comfortable and slip-resistant, plus I like the way it looks. I acquired Think Tank totes for stowing groceries when shopping and for clothes storage when camper van camping. They are lightweight and excellent-quality totes.
The Mindshift Backlight 26L (link to my ALPA Roadkit in the 26L) has a more traditional backpack look and was my first rear-opening pack. It is my largest backpack and is comfortable to wear when fully packed. The Retrospective 15 backpacks are my favorite backpacks. Because I am a petite female, I cannot carry as much gear as some larger-built photographers, and the Retrospective 15 allows me to carry just enough and keeps the weight manageable. It fits my three-lens Hasselblad film kit and is comfortable to wear. I enjoy the Retrospective 15 pack so much that shortly after I acquired one, I began searching the used market for a couple more as I prefer to store my various camera systems in a pack 24/7; it makes it easy to grab and go. My Linhof 4×5 three-lens kit fits into a Retrospective 15, and my Fujifilm APS-C Retrospective 15 travel pack holds two camera bodies, two zoom lenses, and two primes plus accessories and is a breeze to carry and access the gear.
I prefer stowing my gear in individual cases, as shown in the CityWalker 30 below. When I get a new backpack, I remove the dividers and place my gear inside the backpack in its own case. I do this because protecting, organizing, and packing gear is much easier. I recycle lens cases with new gear after the old gear moves on. Consider giving Think Tank Photo a try if you have not already.
THINK TANK CITYWALKER 30 PACKED
[ CITYWALKER 30: FUJIFILM X-PRO2 + FIVE LENSES + ACCESSORIES ]