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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veroman: Just what the photography world needs. Another bag!!

"apparently not being manufactured" Not sure where you heard this one. If they're out of stock, they will be back in stock soon. Cheers.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 22:19 UTC
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Sean65: I liked Think Tank when they first set up business but I'm not sure about some of their recent designs which look set to appeal to the man who wears his trousers above the hip.

The best bit, for you, is that we still make most of the bags we did ten years ago :)

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 22:59 UTC

Thanks for your feedback.

Simon / ThinkTank.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 00:44 UTC as 26th comment
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untouchablephoto: look ugly... I love rotation 180

:) Thanks for the feedback, glad you like the R180 bags!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 11:46 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Intelligent design, clearly laid out by someone who really knows what is needed in the field.
I am always on the lookout for better, easier to use backpacks and this certainly caught my attention.
The only missing thing is showing us how the "Tripod/monopod mounting system on side and front" works, as its efficiency is a critical design point.

You can see the tripod mounting options on our website - if you hit "view more images" under the main product image on any of the three MP series bags, there's a shot or two of how the tripods mount. And you're right, not everyone is packing up a bag like that, but some people do... We spend a lot of time in the field ourselves to varying degrees, and talk with a stack of photographers to get feedback on what they use on a shoot. Cheers! --Simon

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 11:46 UTC
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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 :)

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

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

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!

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.

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

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!

Link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 05:25 UTC as 2nd comment
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