think tank retrospective 5

Started Aug 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
Gregm61 Forum Pro • Posts: 15,127
Re: think tank retrospective 5

YeoHoon Bae wrote:

The problem I have here is that the length of E-M5 is a bit too long to be placed perpendicular to the length of the bag (the bag bulges out a bit too much for my taste). If I try to place it along the length of the bag, then it is way too tight - I can't take out the lenses easily. I'm hoping that changing 100-300 to 75-300 will help this out but I doubt it, as the diameter difference is very small. So right now, I place the E-M5 angled roughly 45 degree in the bag, with the lens facing towards the top. Still pretty tight. Hmmm.

Have you tried putting the E-M5 with the 12-50 mounted in the center section, lens first, so it is pointed down and the back of the camera facing up? I know it would be a tight fit if you have the hood fitted, but the body+12-50 is a perfect fit in the center section with the lens facing down and the back of the body pointed up, and it's easy to pull the combination out to shoot in that position.

Retrospective 7 looks quite big. Also it will probably be heavy. Not sure what to do at the moment.

It's bigger, but far from overly big. Once you go beyond what can comfortably fit in the Retrospective 5, you need a bag about the size of the Retrospective 7. I still mount the camera+lens in the center, the 75-300, with the reversed hood, fits perfectly in one side section and I have the other sized partitioned into two sections where the 12mm f2 and 45/1.8 go. Either an FL50R or FL600R plus extra lens like the 9-18 can go easily in the front pouch with many other items if you have other stuff to pack. I keep extra batteries in the back zippered area inside the bag, and if you like to carry one, an iPad will fit in the outer back zippered pocket.

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