Santa Rosa, CA—Think Tank Photo announced Q4 product line releases. Their Urban Access Sling bag series offers Slings Both Ways technology. It permits photographers to carry the pack over either their left or right shoulder. In addition, the Retrospective 4 V2.0 shoulder bag is a carry solution in a size that’s tailor-made for rangefinder and mirrorless camera systems.
The company also unveiled the Emergency Rain Cover in a large version. It provides convenience and protection from inclement weather for super-telephoto lenses.
Urban Access Sling
Made for easy packing and access to gear, Urban Access Sling bags enable photographers to get and grab gear without taking off the pack. The company’s Slings Both Ways technology enables users to sling the bag over the left or right shoulder, depending on preference.
Moreover, by switching the shoulder strap to either side of the bag, they can adjust the load for greater comfort on long outings. Panels on both sides also provide access to camera gear without taking the pack off or repositioning its dividers.
The bag comes in two sizes, sporting a graphite fabric. The Urban Access 8 fits an ungripped mirrorless body with two or three lenses as well as an 8-inch tablet. It retails for $99.75.
Conversely, the Urban Access 10 accommodates an ungripped DSLR or mirrorless camera body with two to five lenses and a 10-inch tablet. It sells for $109.75.
“Building on the innovations and style of our Urban Access backpack, we’re proud to launch a sling that offers complete dual-side access,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank CEO and lead designer. “The ability to quickly reposition the shoulder strap for either right or left side carry is a gamechanger and puts this sling into a whole new category.”
Retrospective 4 V2.0
The latest edition of Think Tank Photo’s Retrospective V2.0 shoulder bag series also was introduced. The Retrospective 4 V2.0 is sized for rangefinder and mirrorless camera systems, such as Leica, Sony and Fujifilm, along with a 24–70mm f/2.8 detached lens. The bag also fits standard DSLR bodies like the Canon 5D and Nikon D750.
With a classic canvas look, the soft, form-fitting bag offers the essential Retrospective V2.0 features. They include: sound silencers; a padded shoulder strap; customizable dividers; a smartphone pocket; and metal hardware. Travel as well as street photographers will appreciate the Retrospective 4 for its compact size and discreet look.
Additional features include DWR-treated 100% cotton canvas exteriors and Think Tank’s hook-and-loop “sound silencers.” It has an SRP of $99.75.
“The Retrospective V2.0 shoulder bag series is one of our most popular lines,” added Murdoch. “Now with the Retrospective 4 V2.0, we deliver all of the style and uncompromising quality of the larger bags in the line, but in a smaller size that’s ideal for mirrorless and rangefinder users.”
Emergency Rain Cover – Large
Furthermore, to protect expensive super-telephoto lenses from foul weather, Think Tank now offers a large Emergency Rain Cover. This seam-sealed rain cover protects the camera and lens even in a heavy downpour or snowstorm.
A zippered bottom opens up for a tripod or monopod attachment, or for better access to the focus ring. In addition, photographers can cinch up the cover for a tight fit; loosen it like a tarp; or roll it up on the lens hood so it’s at the ready in any kind of weather.
The new rain cover also has an oversized window to view the LCD and controls. It handles gripped or ungripped camera bodies along with various lens sizes: 150–600mm f/5.6–6.3; 200–500mm f/5.6; 200–400mm f/4; 400mm f/2.8; 500mm f/4; and 600mm f/4. It retails for $59.75.
“Having a large Emergency Rain Cover in your kit can mean the difference between getting your shot and having to pack up and go home when the weather turns bad,” said Murdoch. “This lightweight, weatherproof cover protects your long glass and will keep you shooting with confidence, regardless of the conditions outside.”