TetherBlock – Keeps Tether Cables Connected To Camera
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.
Tether Tools TetherBlock – Preventing Damage to Camera Ports
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.
TetherBlock Arca – Locks Your Tethered Cable
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.
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 TetherBlock is a must-have for photographers shooting tethered both handheld or using a tripod.
Tether Tools Tether-Block: The Ultimate Connection and Port Protector
Photography has evolved significantly over the years, and with the advent of digital technology, the need for reliable tools that ensure a seamless workflow has become paramount. One such indispensable tool for photographers, especially those who shoot tethered, is the Tether Tools Tether-Block.
Why is Tether-Block Essential?
When shooting tethered, either in a studio or on location, there’s always a risk of the tether cable becoming dislodged or causing damage to the camera’s sensitive data ports. Such accidents can not only disrupt a shoot but can also lead to costly repairs. This is where the Tether-Block proves to be a game-changer.
Key Features of Tether-Block:
Secure Connection: The primary function of the Tether-Block is to keep tether cables connected and secured to the camera. This ensures that the cable doesn’t accidentally get pulled out during a shoot.
Port Protection: Camera data ports are fragile. The Tether-Block effectively protects these ports from potential damage, ensuring longevity and functionality.
Durable Construction: Made from precision-milled T5 aerospace aluminum alloy, the Tether-Block is not only lightweight but also extremely durable, designed to withstand the rigors of professional use.
Versatile Cable Routing: With multiple routing channels, the Tether-Block can accommodate thick, medium, or thin cables, making it compatible with various tethering setups.
Non-Slip Design: The rubber non-slip pads ensure that once the Tether-Block is attached to the camera, it stays in place without any movement.
Additional Mounting Options: The Tether-Block comes with additional 1/4-20″ female threads, allowing photographers to mount non Arca-compatible tripod plates.
How Does Tether-Block Work?
The Tether-Block is designed to prevent the accidental removal of a cable from the camera’s data ports. Photographers can snake a USB, FireWire, or HDMI cable through one of the Tether-Block’s three channels. A 1/4″-20 slotted screw attaches the plate to the camera, ensuring a tight fit. Once set up, photographers can shoot tethered without any fear of the cable becoming unplugged.
For those using a tripod, the Tether-Block can be attached directly to the camera’s tripod mount. Additionally, for photographers with an Arca-style ball head tripod, the TetherBlock Arca is recommended.
In the world of tethered photography, the Tether Tools Tether-Block is a must-have accessory. It not only ensures a stable connection but also provides peace of mind by protecting the camera’s data ports. Whether shooting handheld or with a tripod, the Tether-Block ensures that photographers can focus on capturing the perfect shot without any interruptions.
The Tether Tools Tether-Block is designed to keep tether cables connected and securely attached to the camera. It ensures that the tether cable doesn’t accidentally get pulled out during a shoot, providing a stable connection for tethered photography.
The Tether-Block acts as a barrier between the tether cable and the camera’s data ports. By snaking the cable through one of the Tether-Block’s channels, it prevents accidental tugs or pulls from directly impacting the camera’s ports, thereby protecting them from potential damage.
The Tether-Block is made from precision-milled T5 aerospace aluminum alloy. This material ensures that the Tether-Block is both lightweight and extremely durable, capable of withstanding professional use.
Yes, the Tether-Block features multiple routing channels that can accommodate thick, medium, or thin cables. This versatility ensures that it is compatible with various tethering setups, making it a versatile tool for photographers.