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 Hall of Famer

    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 Subscribing Member

    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 Subscribing Member

    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 Hall of Famer

    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 Hall of Famer

    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 Subscribing Member

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

    Petach SC Hall of Famer

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

    rayvonn SC Top Veteran

    651
    Jan 19, 2015
    Please take it on to the London photowalk, would love to see the results.