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Carson Wilcox
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p.1 #1 · Think Tank Retrospective 20


Does anyone know if there is any actual difference between the black and pinestone green versions of this bag?


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Carson



Jan 19, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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p.1 #2 · Think Tank Retrospective 20


The colour.


Jan 19, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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p.1 #3 · Think Tank Retrospective 20


Thanks, kind of what I thought, actually I meant to add to my post, "except the color".



Jan 19, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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p.1 #4 · Think Tank Retrospective 20


The Material.


The pinestone feels rougher and more canvas like. The black feels smoother and more like a ballistic nylon to me. The black "might" be somewhat more water resistant, but I haven't tested it to see.



-howard



Jan 20, 2012 at 12:20 AM
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p.1 #5 · Think Tank Retrospective 20


Ah, thanks Howard, I have the black but was thinking of the pinestone as well, thinking it might be softer, guess I won't get it after all.


Jan 20, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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p.1 #6 · Think Tank Retrospective 20


I looked at both the black and pinestone at a local store. I love the pinestone. I have a retrospective 10 and lens changer 2 in pinestone. The pinestone is a thicker material than the black nylon. It is also stiffer. If you are looking for softer, I don't think pinestone is the answer.

Jim



Jan 20, 2012 at 04:18 AM
 

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p.1 #7 · Think Tank Retrospective 20


It would be nice if you could see both at the same time for yourself.

I originally bought a black Retrospective 10, then later I purchased a pinestone Retro-20. After seeing them both together, I sold the black one and ordered a replacement in pinestone and a Retro-5 in pinestone.

It is a personal thing however, as I have seen B&S ads wanting to trade colors both ways


-howard



Jan 20, 2012 at 04:51 AM
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p.1 #8 · Think Tank Retrospective 20


I have the Retro-10 and I also had the Retro-5. The Pinestone on the 5 was a nice tan/taupe soft stonewashed canvas, whereas the 10 is the same but in a greenish’ color. The black bags are your garden-variety black ballistic nylon that every man, woman and child camera bag maker uses. Can't say if there is any other difference on the Retro-20 albeit size, but I doubt it.

Either way, I'm one picky bastard and the ThinkTank products suit me just fine.



Jan 20, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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p.1 #9 · Think Tank Retrospective 20


It's fun to watch everyone guess.

Black: Spun Nylon
Pinestone: Cotton Canvas

The ballistic nylon just didn't have a retro look or feel about it. We've never had a retro come back with a direct material problem to date. Both the nylon and cotton are tough. Usually we start seeing at least a few wear holes from customers that put their bags through the ringer after about a year, but we haven't seen those types of issues with the Retros. Yes, customer DO accidentally drag bags from cars, set them on fire, drag them from rolling bags for blocks, etc. Ah, the bag stories!!! haha

Cheers,

Randy Wentzel
Think Tank Photo Product Specialist & Photographer
customerservice@thinktankphoto.com



Jan 20, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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p.1 #10 · Think Tank Retrospective 20


Oh, and they're both relatively water resistant. I feel we did a test recently, and we decided that if you were in a down pour, both would perform about the same. Meaning, you'd better get your rain cover on the bag within a few minutes if you didn't want the material to get saturated.

Randy Wentzel
Think Tank Photo Product Specialist & Photographer
customerservice@thinktankphoto.com



Jan 20, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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p.1 #11 · Think Tank Retrospective 20


I have a r10 black which i love... but a few months after I purchased it, my friend visited who happen to have a r10 in pinestone.... needless to say... i wish i went for the pinestone!!!

such an awesome color/material.



Jan 21, 2012 at 12:18 AM





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