gtvone

gtvone

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Works as a Photographer // Social Media Manager
Has a website at http://www.gtvone.com
Joined on Jan 22, 2008
About me:

Photographer and social content curation for global award winning photograph brands.

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GordonAtWork: No mention of a make-up or lipstick pocket although I do like the idea it will protect delicate clothing........FFS, why are people so gullible ? I wonder if they'll make one for left handed photographers and another for left handed female photographers and another for obese photographers with a curved back ?

Think Tank ? Don't make me laugh.

We're working on one that makes your gear weigh less when you put it in, actually, so you were almost on the right track ;)

Simon // thinkTank

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 08:58 UTC
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abi170845: I have tons of older think tank and they are better made than the new ones. Bring back airport ultralight,the bazooka,sling o matic. The newer materials are not as good as the old ones.

The abrasion level to your clothes was something we had to work on from series one to two, so there's that - yep.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 00:25 UTC
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The Sage Knows: With so many of these bags you lift the flap and reveal to the world what's inside. Not just that but you then need to contend with a big flap that get's in the way as you retrieve your gear.

Wish there would be at least as many options where the lid tilts AWAY from you when opened. It simultaneosly gets out of the way and provides some shielding of the contents from public view.

Similar to, but with a zipperless option and smaller, than the discontinued, (never properly marketed as a shoulder/beltpack), Orion AW which I have:
http://www.mwave.com.au/images/auto_d_image/12100056_01.jpg

We try, for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 00:23 UTC
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colin turner: Shoot film _ more interesting than the state of your camera (was always the mantra). Shame photography has become a fashion statement. I had a student, amoungst many others with impressive equipment bags, he had an Agfa Clack _ couldn't and wouldn't have stopped him shooting pictures - as I recall he had his camera in a supetmarket plastic bag.
Also bollovks to prefivtivr tect as it has taken me miles lonher to eritr thos thsn post a pigron.

If you're using a nice bag where there are many other nice bags (any city / large town, etc) then it blends, if you take a nice bag to a place where there are no nice bags, it will stand out - true. You need to consider where you spend your time and the surrounds in which you spend that time and work out what you need from there. But a worthy point nonetheless.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 00:22 UTC
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Adrian Tung: I just noticed something... the Retro 7L fits a 10" tablet or 11" laptop (and has always been so since the original Retro 7) -- so why does the larger Retro 30L only fit 10" tablet/11" laptop just like the Retro 7?

Curious if that was intentional or a typo... I remember at least one ThinkTank staff is a member of these boards so maybe he/she can kindly comment?

You can fit a 13" Macbook Air in the 30, but it is tight.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 00:20 UTC
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abi170845: I have tons of older think tank and they are better made than the new ones. Bring back airport ultralight,the bazooka,sling o matic. The newer materials are not as good as the old ones.

If products don't sell, it doesn't make sense to keep making them - if we did that we wouldn't be here. I know that's no consolation to the people, like you, that like some of these products (I have and love my lens changers, too) but, while we try to do what's best for photographers, we need to make sure we're on track to keep doing what's best (by staying in business) - we still give a lifetime w'tee and we still use the same or better materials, sure - some of them might feel different, but that's technology for you I guess. Still, I appreciate your love for the older stuff and thank you for it! Without people like you, we certainly wouldn't be where we are today.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 12:30 UTC
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Adamant: Hmm. I own two ThinkTank bags, including a Retro 5. These miss the mark for me. The leather looks like it was just slapped on top of a design that was never intended to incorporate leather -- which is exactly what happened. Pass.

Appreciate the feedback, cheers - Simon / ttp

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 11:52 UTC
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abi170845: I have tons of older think tank and they are better made than the new ones. Bring back airport ultralight,the bazooka,sling o matic. The newer materials are not as good as the old ones.

Well, we're using the same materials and people that make them - so I'm not sure what you think has slipped, but I'd be happy to hear more? simon at thinktankphoto com if you have a minute. Cheers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 11:51 UTC
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justmeMN: Think Tank's web site states "make a statement with this soft-sided shoulder bag with premium leather accents for an upscale yet rugged look."

The statement is: "I like ugly overpriced camera bags." :-)

Interesting feedback, cheers :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 11:49 UTC
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The Sage Knows: With so many of these bags you lift the flap and reveal to the world what's inside. Not just that but you then need to contend with a big flap that get's in the way as you retrieve your gear.

Wish there would be at least as many options where the lid tilts AWAY from you when opened. It simultaneosly gets out of the way and provides some shielding of the contents from public view.

Similar to, but with a zipperless option and smaller, than the discontinued, (never properly marketed as a shoulder/beltpack), Orion AW which I have:
http://www.mwave.com.au/images/auto_d_image/12100056_01.jpg

T3 - We have a couple of other ranges of shoulder bags that do. The Speed Series and (at a stretch) the Urban Disguise - so, this one's a bit different.

GRUBERND, this one you can run the flap open, back against your body (say if you're in a pit shooting a band and need to change lenses on the hop or -etc) but thanks for the feedback. --Simon / ttp

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 11:48 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: On the Mirrorless Mover (sounds like a Motown record) what happened to the corner on the flap? I suppose it's a handle but it looks like they ran out of material. ThinkTank bags, with or without leather flaps, are great, IMO.

hahah we saved you 12 cents by leaving that bit out :D

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 11:45 UTC
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Dr_Jon: I have both Retrospective 5 and 10 (Pinestone) which are mostly great, but they are quite heavy and don't have padding in the base, in case you put them down a bit too quickly, which makes it hard to justify the cost IMHO. They do look good though...
(I put some of the Velcro dividers horizontally at the bottom to help with impacts.)
What are the weights for the leather versions and is their any impact protection at the bottom of the bag?

Hi (I work for ttp) your bag should have padding in the base - like a sideways divider that's joined in the middle (kinda like a grey butterfly...sort of) if it's missing, pop us an email via the website and we'll send you one :) Cheers!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 11:43 UTC
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wetsleet: How come they don't just make the thing waterproof right off the bat, instead of faffing about with a separate rain-jacket?
And can we have it in a heat reflecting colour please? In a hot sunny country your gear fries in a black bag.

I'd be happy to ask our designers (thinkTank) for a list of 'why not' when it comes to Waterproof if you like - but like Jeff said, one zip not fully closed / rolled / waterproof seal not done up and you've got a great bag that holds water instead of keeping it out... generally not good for gear... If you like I'd be happy to ask and post something on our blog in a week or two -> blog thinktankphoto com. I've photographed in the rain so many times for clients and can't recall need anything other than the rain cover (even pre-thinkTank) but I guess some may have that need. Any other feedback, feel free to get in touch.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 00:19 UTC
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nunatak: also ... toiletry bags, pencil, or sunglass cases found at Kohls, TJ Max, Big Lots, Goodwill — offer other stealthy ways to carry small mirrorless systems, w/o tipping people off that you're just another photographer packing uppity Think Tank* gear. JMO.

*from someone who owns his fair share of uppity Think Tank gear. :)

Hey Andis, what do you mean uppity? I've worked for TTP for a few years now and have never heard the brand called uppity :) --Simon

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 03:05 UTC
On photo Love my Think Tank Retrospective 5 in the My Camera Bag! (Capture Date Rule) challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice one Tim, thanks!

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 05:25 UTC as 2nd comment
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gtvone: Thanks for all of your emails - i'll choose a couple that I think might most benefit and be in touch soon (It may be a week or two as we don't have stock yet) I appreciate you taking the time to email.

Sounds like you've got a good market there JDThomas, you should do it! You could spend half hour looking for the Chinese manufacturer and buy them in 10,000 unit lots (their minimum) and make a killing! Haha.... [excuse my sense of humour, I just had to walk my bicycle 10km with my manic 3yo on the back.. he wasn't super happy and my legs hate me]

If anyone has any q's on the thinkTank stuff, feel free to get in touch.

simon at thinkTankPhoto dot com

--S

They don't make tactical military bags though?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 21:31 UTC

Thanks for all of your emails - i'll choose a couple that I think might most benefit and be in touch soon (It may be a week or two as we don't have stock yet) I appreciate you taking the time to email.

Sounds like you've got a good market there JDThomas, you should do it! You could spend half hour looking for the Chinese manufacturer and buy them in 10,000 unit lots (their minimum) and make a killing! Haha.... [excuse my sense of humour, I just had to walk my bicycle 10km with my manic 3yo on the back.. he wasn't super happy and my legs hate me]

If anyone has any q's on the thinkTank stuff, feel free to get in touch.

simon at thinkTankPhoto dot com

--S

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 06:25 UTC as 14th comment | 8 replies

Hi - I work with thinkTank.

When I've got stock, I'd like to send one or two of you a bag to try out - you can work out what they hold, and let me know...

I do think it's a bit of an oversight that the press release didn't push further towards specifically saying which compact / mirrorless systems we'd like you to use with it - I guess really you could make up your own mind on that one...

SeeRoy - It's something we've not done before, so for us, and people that use our gear it was often requested. Sub Urban is named as we already have a range called 'Urban Disguise'

And you're right, the guy who wrote the press release isn't a Nikon shooter, but he gets his info from the guys that make the bags who were clearly having brain issues that day, funny...

Anyone interested? --> simon thinktankphoto dot com

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2013 at 22:18 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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plasnu: Retrospective 7 is uncomfortable even there is nothing inside. The bag weighs a ton. One of their key features: "Business card slot under the front flap for identification" itself may weigh more than a pancake lens.

I can confirm that the business card pocket doesn't weigh more than my pancake lens... mmm... pancakes...

Sime - thinkTank

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 06:50 UTC
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Deleted pending purge: It's fun... The "Sound Silencers", that's a good one. :)

To truly get the best from the sound silencers, you need to empty your bag on the footpath and shove it over your head : )

Sime - thinkTank

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 06:49 UTC
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