5 Must Have Tethering Accessories

Posted by: on Oct 29, 2014

Digital techs, digital assistants, photography assistants or any studio assistants – this post is for you! When you have begun building your gear kit of items to have, these are the basics, the essentials and the ones that are going to have you prepared for anything.

So let’s quickly review the Top 5 Must Have Tethering Accessories!

JerkStopper Camera Support

Nikon-D800-terminals-USB-3-orange-cable-tethering-TetherPro-4Some call it a JerkStopper, but we like to think of it as a lifesaver. And yes – It will save you hundreds on port repairs and the photographer you are working with will thank you.

There is nothing worse than the photographer you are assisting accidentally steps on the tethering cable during a session damaging the camera port forcing the camera out of commission (from a tethering standpoint).  The JerkStopper Camera Support is definite must have accessory.

Master Clamp

rs220-tether-tools-rock-solid-master-clamp-01-webProbably the most versatile piece of equipment any photographer can ever own – the Master Clamp is a no-brainer.

atl4-ats4-tether-tools-aerotab-universal-tablet-mount-master-arm-clamp-01b-webIt’s durable, strong and can hold just about anything including cameras, strobes, flashes, umbrellas, cross bars, and even other Master Clamps.

Good Tethering Cables

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Left: Regular tethering cable (black)
Right: Tether Tools TetherPro High-Visibility Orange Tethering Cable

What’s that you say? It’s just a tethering cable?

False.

Tethering cables come in all styles, quality and durability standards, so choosing the right cables are important. The Tether Tools TetherPro cables are made to the highest quality standards, fully shielded and are insulated. 

So what does that all mean anyways? If there is a power source around your tethering cables, sometimes that can interfere causing you to drop a connection or slow file transfer down. Which slow connections during a shoot is time. Time is money and we don’t want to waste that. So save yourself some headache and get some high quality tethering cables.

Bags

ttpcc-tether-tools-tetherpro-cable-org-case-std-03-webThere is nothing worse than showing up on set with a bag full of cables, ends damaged and a tangle mess. So keep everything organized with a simple cable case.

Cable Ties

ct002pk-jerkstopper-protab-cable-ties-small-02b-webYep – it’s all about organization! Save the headache and get your stuff organized. This will keep your product more secure when packing away saving you money in the end from cable port-end damage due to packing.

QUICK TIP: If you coil your cables and utilize a cable case, you will also save room when packing things away.

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