Tether Talk Tuesday: What Cable Do I Need to Shoot Tethered?

Posted by: on Oct 2, 2018 | 2 Comments

a hand holding different cables

Choosing the correct cable to tether your camera to your computer can seem like a daunting task, but it really is quite easy.  The cable connecting your camera directly to your computer is referred to as a Primary cable.  Tether Tools has a Search By Camera tool located at the top of our website at www.TetherTools.com that will help you select the correct Primary cable for your tethering needs.

Learn more by watching this short video, then head over to our website and use the Search by Camera tool to find your cable for shooting tethered.

Bio: Tether Talk Tuesday is hosted by Tom Pitts, content strategist for Tether Tools and Leon Lucero a photographer, digitech, and customer support manager for Tether Tools.

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2 thoughts on “Tether Talk Tuesday: What Cable Do I Need to Shoot Tethered?”

  1. I have a simple question about my tethering. I have bought 2 ‘ identical ‘ tethering cords & then I bought the black things that goes to the camera & one goes on the laptop to keep it stable. & I still have trouble all the time in the studio with my tethering cords coming loose & then I can’t shoot until it stops spinning while I rework the cord. I’ve bought 2. I have a Nikon D5300 & I know I bought the right size, because I made sure it would fit. What else can I do to make sure my cord does not come loose while shooting. It’s become so frustrating & embarrasing too that when I’m in the middle of a photo shoot, I have to stop what I’m doing & pull the tether cord out & stick it back in again.

  2. Hey Janice! Sorry to hear about your frustrations. We have an alternative to keeping your cable secured called the TetherBlock. They add extra security as this plate is attached to the bottom of your camera so that the risk of any ripping or jerking the cable from your camera. Check it out here: https://www.tethertools.com/product/holiday-special-tetherblock-arca-free-rock-solid-external-battery-pack-protective-sleeve/

    There is a great offer going on now if you purchase as well. Hope this helps!

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