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Pete and Indiscreet Street ......X100T with Metz 45 ct-4 Hammerhead

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Petach, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Yesterday; for the princely sum of £38.......I purchased the most outrageously indiscreet piece of street kit. Yep, I have plonked a Metz 45 CT-4 onto the left hand side of my X100T

    Madness? Well, it serves a purpose. I now have a decent grip on the left of a camera for my tremulous left hand. It is hefty and gives me a much needed 1s or even 2s to lift, frame and shoot before it all goes to rats poo.

    I even use the flash! I have an adapter on the hot shoe and in manual mode with leaf shutter I can shoot at 1/4000th at wide apertures. Again, the speed of the shutter assists to prevent or mitigate in some measure the tremor.

    I also found it rather liberating. Might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb. I strolled around the city, flash popping away and hardly anyone took notice.


    Results to follow!

    25744023732_fe864f1771_b. Indiscreet Street Kit .... by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr
     
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Pete Gilden is it now? ;)

    -Ray
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    maybe you could get some sort of shoulder-mounted bracket system to shed that last ounce of covertness. :rofl:
     
  4. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    exactly.........my first thoughts on putting it all together. Bruce Gilden. But.....I hope...with more finesse and less pugnacity
     
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  5. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    and full camouflage pants/tunic, beret or forage cap, high leg boots and an outrageous swagger.
     
  6. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Awesome! My friend used to shoot street with a Hassy and a friend holding a softbox strobe on a boom. Got some great stuff.

    Can't wait to see the results!
     
  7. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    That is one cool looking rig!
     
  8. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Thanks all for the interest. I enjoyed the challenge.
     
  9. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Veteran

    305
    Jan 19, 2015
    Please take it on to the London photowalk, would love to see the results.