Picking up or expecting a new camera for Christmas or Hanukkah? Congrats, and honestly, we’re a little jealous. But let’s not let that get in the way of helping you figure out which cable you need to tether your new equipment to your computer.
Now that you’ve gotten your shiny, new camera out of the box it’s time to pick up the gear you’ll need to start shooting like a pro. It’s important to note that while you might already have a TetherPro Cable for your old camera, not all cameras use the same cable connectors.
The first thing you’ll want to do is head over to our Camera Compatibility Guide and enter the Manufacturer and Model of your camera. You’ll be presented with two options, the cable you need, as well as a Starter Tethering Kit.
Let’s take a look at the Starter Tethering Kit, the easiest way to get started tethering. Here’s what’s included in the kit.
Starter Tethering Kit
TetherPro USB & FireWire cables are premium quality and designed for high capacity photo transfer at fast speed while shooting tethered. Gold plating and ferrite cores reduce noise and signal errors for the most reliable tethering experience. Use our Find Your Cable page to choose the correct cable for your style of camera.
JerkStopper Cable Management
- JerkStopper Camera Support removes the stress and strain from a cable or cord, ensuring the plug stays in your camera.
- JerkStopper USB Support removes the stress and strain from a cable or cord, ensuring the plug stays in your laptop.
- JerkStopper ProTab Cable Ties – Small (10pk) are ideal for thin to medium gauge cables and cords such as A/C, USB, HDMI and music cables up to about 15ft (4.6m) in length.
Cable Organization Case (Standard)
The Cable Organization Case (Standard) is an easily accessible, durable storage case for cables, straps and JerkStoppers. Keep gear together, the Cable Organization Case fits nicely inside all of the Tether Table Aero Storage Cases.
Pro Tethering Kit
If you’re shooting tethered using the Starter Tethering Kit or a TetherPro USB Cable, it may be time to upgrade to a secure, stable table for your tethered workstation. In 2018, take your photography and professional image to the next level by enhancing productivity, improving efficiency, and increasing safety in your workflow.
With the Pro Tethering Kit, start with any tripod, lightstand, c-stand, or arm and add a Tether Table laptop platform and accessorize and customize the setup as you see fit. Lightweight but strong, with four unique mounting options and a wide variety of accessories, the Tether Table Aero is backed by a Lifetime Warranty.
Your Choice of Either a Tether Table Aero Master or Traveler
The Tether Table Aero Master is perfect for the studio shooter who has plenty of space, and tons of accessories. Need a spot to put your mouse, phone, lens? The Aero Master has room and then some.
The Tether Table Aero Traveler is great for the photographer who’s on the go. Need a laptop table that is lightweight, doesn’t take up too much space, but is big enough to hold your laptop? Look no further than the Aero Traveler.
Included – Tether Table Aero Accessories
- Aero ProPad is an easy-to-use, cushioned, non-slip, stain-proof pad that is specially formulated to disperse heat and repel water.
- Aero Cup Holder attaches to the Tether Table Aero to hold beverages, small tools or accessories and keep them near your workstation.
- Aero SecureStrap fastens your laptop computer to your Tether Table Aero, ensuring it will stay firmly in place.
- Aero XDC holds external hard drives and frees up space by attaching underneath the tether table.
- Aero Clip-on Hooks allows you to attach additional items – laptop power adapter, batteries, charger, phone or anything else that’s handy to have nearby during a photo or video shoot – to your tripod or stand.
- JerkStopper Aero Clip-on Support attaches to any flat edge of the Tether Table Aero and holds the cable securely in place.
- StrapMoore allows you to attach additional items – laptop power adapter, batteries, charger, phone or anything else that’s handy to have nearby during a photo or video shoot – to your tripod or stand.
Included – Tether Table Aero Storage Case
This heavy-duty custom storage bag is constructed of the highest quality pack-cloth material. The zipper closes at the top to protect your table from the elements and bag features handle straps for easy transport.