The TetherBlock is a must-have for photographers shooting tethered both handheld or using a tripod. The TetherBlock locks your tethered cable into place, keeping your cable or cord plugged in and your camera’s sensitive data port protected from damage. It has multiple routing channels that accept thick, medium or thin cables. Tetherblock was developed by commercial photographer David Blattel to solve the ubiquitous problem of incurring cable and camera damage when tether cables are tripped over.
Camera data ports are fragile and expensive to repair. When shooting tethered in studio or on location, a trip or tug can cause your tether cable to become dislodged or cause serious damage to your camera’s data ports.The bottom of the TetherBlock features both a 1/4″-20 and a 3/8″ female tripod thread, allowing it to be mounted directly onto a tripod plate or head. Easy to mount, the TetherBlock has a 1/4″-20 male thread to attach directly to the bottom of your camera. Rubber non-slip pads keep the TetherBlock from moving once attached to the camera.
TetherBLOCK MC is made from a single block of hi-grade aircraft aluminum with black anodized finish. The cable channels are machined in the solid block and can secure HDMI, FireWire, and the thinnest. The MC Multi Cable Mounting Plate from TetherBLOCK is designed to prevent accidental removal of a cable from your camera’s data ports, therefore preventing damage to the port and to your camera. Constructed in the USA from a single piece of precision milled T5 aerospace aluminum alloy, the TetherBlock is extremely durable while remaining lightweight.
The TetherBlock Arca locks your tethered cable into place, keeping your cable or cord plugged in and your camera’s sensitive data port protected from damage. The integrated Arca-style tripod mount makes it simple to attach to arca-compatible tripods. The Tetherblock Arca keeps tether cables connected and secured to the camera ,protects expensive camera ports from damage, multiple routing channels accept thick, medium or thin cables. It also consists of an Integrated Arca-compatibile Tripod Mount. The TetherBLOCK QR Plus Arca-Type Quick Release Plate (Dark Grey) can be mounted to Arca-type quick release clamps; accepts cameras with 1/4″-20 tripod socket. Topside grooves accommodate USB or FireWire data cables.
From there, either shoot handheld or attach the TetherBlock to your camera’s tripod mount and you’ll be able to shoot tethered to a computer without fear of your tethered cable becoming unplugged. TetherBlock Arca simply connects to any Arca compatible tripod head and TetherBlock mates with your favorite plate to connect to any existing tripod head.