Think Tank Photo launches new affordable Spectral series of shoulder bags


posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12:30 PM EST


Think Tank Photo has announced a new series of shoulder bags, the Spectral series, which comprises a trio of carrying solutions. The series is launching with the Spectral 8, Spectral 10 and Spectral 15, all of which share the same styling and look, but come in varying sizes.

The bags feature one-handed gear access and improved protection against elements and would-be gear thieves. The bags have a sleek dark gray and black appearance and are designed to not attract unwanted attention. The bag can be opened using a magnetic Fidlock clasp which is both functional and quiet while locking automatically when the cover is placed back down. The bag also features a zippered enclosure for times when you want more protection than the top flap.

Looking at the smallest of the three new Spectral bags, the Spectral 8, it can hold a standard DSLR with a wide or short zoom lens, a detached 24-70mm style lens, an extra one or two small lenses plus an eight-inch tablet. If you are a mirrorless shooter, the Spectral 8 can hold a mirrorless kit with three to four lenses, including a longer zoom such as a 50-140mm optic.

The medium size Spectral 10, ups the capacity and can fit the same gear as the 8 plus a detached 70-200mm lens and another extra lens, plus it can fit a 10-inch tablet. The Spectral 15 fits yet another lens, a flash, a 10-inch tablet and a 15-inch laptop. Clearly for those who want a full photography solution on the go, the Spectral 15 is likely their best bet.

All three bags include a dedicated smartphone pocket, tripod attachment points and straps, high-quality materials, a luggage handle pass-through slot, padded non-slip shoulder strap design, customizable divider layouts, internal pockets for accessories, a water bottle pocket and a rain cover.


Think Tank Photo's CEO and lead designer Doug Murdoch says of the new Spectral shoulder bags, " For pro and serious amateur photographers who want to upgrade their camera bodies and lenses, selecting an appropriate shoulder bag is not a light decision. While they may be taking their first forays into professional-level glass, they also are monitoring their funds. We designed the Spectral series with them in mind. It integrates our history of innovation and dedication to sourcing the highest quality materials, while being sensitive to a photographer’s budget.”

Speaking of budget, what will these new bags cost? Think Tank Photo worked hard to keep the Spectral 8 under $100 and they achieved their target, as that bag costs just under $100. The Spectral 10 will retail for around $120 and the Spectral 15 sells for $140. All three bags are available for order now from Think Tank Photo.

• Think Tank Photo Spectral 8Spectral 10Spectral 15