**NOW CLOSED. WINNER ANNOUNCED HERE** It’s been a while, so I thought it time for another competition! And, once again, the very generous folks over at ThinkTank Photo have provided me with one of their excellent Retrospective 30 bags in Pinestone colour. With a value of over £130/$180 I think you’ll agree this is a pretty great prize for one photographer!
Who are ThinkTank Photo?
If you don’t know them, TTP are arguably the best camera bag manufacturer on the market. Direct from their website: ThinkTank Photo was started in January 2005 by two designers, Doug Murdoch and Mike Sturm, and two photographers, Deanne Fitzmaurice and Kurt Rogers. Deanne Fitzmaurice won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for photojournalism in 2005. What that essentially means is these guys know their stuff, and it shows!
I’ve been a long time fan of the bags they produce and between owning several myself (read my reviews), and giving away several I have never seen a single one that is anything less that built to a first class standard and with little details and features that make using them in the field an absolute joy.
THE RETROSPECTIVE 30
The Retrospective series is made up of four shoulder bags, the 5, 10, 20 & 30, plus two lens changer bags. The 30 is the largest bag in the series and like the rest of the range, is designed to be less conspicuous than your average camera bag, helping you blend in with your urban surroundings without shouting out to everyone around you ‘LOTS OF CAMERA GEAR IN HERE’.
As with all the ThinkTank range, there is plenty of storage in this bag. It will hold a variety of combinations of gear including up to two full size Pro DSLR bodies in the front pockets, as well as 2-4 lenses inside (including a Pro DLSR with a 70-200 attached). One very cool feature is you can velcro the main compartment flaps to themselves, so that the main flap isn’t secured down, but now makes it silent to open and close the bag. If you find yourself in a sound sensitive environment (from weddings to bird hides) this feature is a very welcome addition. Also, there’s even a rain cover built in!
There are a LOT of little features and touches thrown in to this bag, and you can read them all in far more detail on the Retrospective 30′s page on the ThinkTank Photo website. Don’t forget, if you visit the ThinkTank website via one of the links on my site, you’ll recieve a free gift at checkout if you spend over $50! So even if you don’t win this competition, you can still take advantage of that offer!
HOW TO ENTER
So, now I’ve hopefully got your attention and you’ve decided you wouldn’t mind trying to win this bag for yourself, here is how you can do so:
Post a comment below (don’t forget to include your email, only so I can contact you if you win).
Re-tweet this blog post. You can re-word the tweet anyway you like, but it MUST include
1) a link to this blog post
2) my Twitter name @RichardpPhoto
3) the hashtag #RPcomp
That way I can easily track the entries via Twitter.
Thats it. Easy!
CLOSING DATE & WHO CAN ENTER?
I am leaving this competition running until the 31st October 2011. So, unlike my previous ones which are only a week, I figured I’d leave this open all month to give as many readers a chance to enter as possible!
Just like all my other competitions though, anyone, anywhere in the world can enter. The prize includes free postage to the address of your choice (any potential customs or import duty is down to you though).
Please note, although I have promoted this via my Facebook Page, This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK
Thank you to ThinkTank Photo for supplying this competition prize, and best of luck to everyone who enters!