Stay connected with our monthly newsletter and be the first to know about Tether Tools
product releases, deals, and special industry events.
European DistributionFor distribution and retail opportunities in Europe, please contact Lauren Kapinos at Lkapinos(at)tethertools.com or call +1.480.284.4114 x 224
Frank Doorhof Twitter
Tether Tools new TetherBoost Pro System introduces the first streamlined solution for common USB 3.0 tether connection challenges, ensuring a consistent, reliable and fast USB 3.0 connection between DSLRs, Mirrorless or Digital Backs and a computer, now (for the first time ever) at distances up to 65 feet.
For a photographer, technical issues including a dropped tethered connection are incredibly frustrating, especially if you have clients on set. Not having the ability to shoot with a wired tethered connection past 15 feet was also exasperating for photographers.
The TetherBoost Pro System alleviates a common problem amongst USB 3.0 camera and digital back users who are experiencing dropped tethering connections or are unable to get a tethered connection started at all. These challenges are affecting some of the most popular cameras on the market, including USB 3.0 cameras from Nikon, Canon, Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, and Pentax.
Tethered Connection Setups Ranging from 15 to 65 Feet
Check out the various tethered setups, and corresponding products listed below. Add to your shopping cart today and begin shooting tethered with your USB 3.0 without the hassle of dropped connections!
All setups read left to right, beginning with the camera and ending with the connection to a laptop. You’ll notice the 48′ and 65′ Setup require more than one of the same item, as an example you’ll need two USB 3.0 Active Extensions in the 48′ Setup and two TetherBoost Pros plus three USB 3.0 Active Extensions to achieve the 65′ Setup.
The TetherBoost Pro comes with one JerkStopper Extension Lock and all USB 3.0 Active Extension Connections should be secured and protected with this product.
The Rock Solid high capacity external 10,000mAh, rechargeable, USB battery pack has enough power to charge USB compatible devices such a Case Relay, TetherBoost Core Controller, Tablets, phones, iPods, CamRanger, or any USB compatible device.
Dual output ports provide an option to power 2 devices at the same time. The right port (5V, 2.1A) can power/charge a Case Relay, TetherBoost, an iPad, or a tablet and the left port (5V, 1A) can be used for other portable devices including CamRanger, iPhones, iPods, Android Devices, PSP, SmartPhones, and many other USB devices. The Rock Solid External Battery Pack will provide up to 50 hours of power to an iPhone 6 and 20 hours to an iPad Air 2.
The power bank contains a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, and an internal microchip controlling the voltage according to the device needing to be charged. So no matter which port you select it will never damage the device.
When the power bank becomes depleted, recharge it the same way you charge any phone or tablet. Its small size and high-power capacity makes this device ideal for supporting your equipment on long photo or video shoots and during extensive travel.
Tether Tools has uploaded Tether Tools RapidMount SLX Featured Product Video – Change the Way You Use a Speedlight
No one likes light stands. They’re bulky, are serious trip hazards, and can be a pain to setup and keep out of a shot. If you’re ready to pack light and leave the light stands at home on your next shoot, look no further than the RapidMount SLX.
New from Tether Tools, the RapidMount SLX is a multi-surface speedlight holder that allows mounting off-camera flashes to a wall and other surfaces using the included specially-formulated, pressure-activated RapidMount adhesive strips.
If you have a flat, vertical surface, you have a place to mount your speedlight. The SLX mounts directly to any smooth, lightly textured or painted surface such as drywall, veneer, glass, mirror, laminate, fiberglass, metal, tile, porcelain and marble using the included specially-formulated, pressure-activated RapidStrips, which remove without damage, or leaving any residue.
Here are a few creative uses we’d recommend for the RapidMount SLX:
Discreetly mount a SLX to a wall at a wedding or event, where stands are an eyesore.
Mount your speedlight in areas where light stands simply won’t fit such as a hallway or tight room.
On a travel or location shoot? The SLX is perfect for mounting lights where conditions are uncertain and discreet lighting is optimal.
This innovative product open up a world of possibilities for photographers to mount lights unobtrusively, all while carrying significantly less gear. To learn more about the RapidMount product line from Tether Tools visit TetherTools.com.
Watch it here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVcL_ZCiD1I
The JerkStopper Extension Lock protects cable ends and stops unwanted disconnections and is a must-own for anyone who uses a USB Active Extension Cables, HDMI cables with couplers, or power cords in-studio or on location.
Keep Your Cables Connected and Protected
The simple clam-shell design enables you to simply close the JerkStopper Extension Lock around each end of the cable or cord, and then twist to lock the cords securely and safely together. The effective locking device keeps your cable ends protected from frustrating disconnects, damage, and electrical hazards.
Remove Stress and Weather-Proof Your Connection
The JerkStopper Extension Lock comes with two included rubber washers that further protect your cable ends, removing the stress and strain when pulled, ensuring the cable stays connected.
On an outdoor tethered photoshoot? The JerkStopper Extension Lock is weather proof (not submergible) and the hard plastic protective casing can protect cables from the dust, dirt, and physical damage.
- Protect cables from disconnects
- Protect from getting crushed
- Weather proof – not submergible
- Screw locking mechanism to accommodate various lengths.
- Accommodates cables and cord from 3.5″ (8.9cm) to 5.3″(13.5cm)
- Black foam sealer for electrical cables
- Two rubber washers for spacing and weather sealing
Tether Tools has upload RapidMount Q20 from Tether Tools Mount GoPro, Action Cameras, Speedlights and Accessories
Revolutionise the way you use Action Camera and Accessories!
The RapidMount Q20 mounts accessories such as action cameras, phones and small items to a wall and other surfaces using the included specially-formulated. pressure-activated RapidMount adhesive strips.
The RapidMount Q20 stays securely attached to the wall while the 1/4″-20 arm allows for 360° rotation and 180° tilt of all devices mounted.
RapidMount Q20 is ideal for securing action cameras for timeless capture or behind-the-scenes videos such as a couple’s pre-ceremony first look meetup. Use the RapidMount Q20 to discreetly mount a microphone to record vows or toasts.
Avoid setting up hazardous, ugly stands in crowds! The RapidMount Q20 sets up fast using RapidStrips to adhere the device to nearly any smooth, painted, or lightly textured vertical surface.
What if, with just a few innovative products, you could dramatically reduce the amount of gear you bring to your next on-location shoot, all while continuing to create incredible photos?
Well, now you can with the RapidMount SLX from Tether Tools and light modifier gear from Rogue Flash. Rogue Flash, the leader in portable modifiers for speedights, have several unique, award-winning products that truly “Bend Light to Your Will” as the company promises.
When combined with the all-new, innovative RapidMount SLX a whole new world of possibilities for photographers to mount lights unobtrusively and creatively presents itself. If you’re ready to pack light and leave the light stands at home on your next shoot, look no further than the RapidMount SLX and products from Rogue Flash.
We had the opportunity to test out the below three light modifiers for speedlights and were blown away by the results. Check out how seamlessly the RapidMount SLX and Rogue Flash products work together in the images below, and click each to learn about the Rogue product.
Rogue FlashBender Reflectors can be used with on-camera or off-camera flash photography. Attach a FlashBender to your flash and change its shape to quickly and easily manipulate light and shadow in your image.
FlashBender Reflectors were designed for versatility, and they can be used as bounce flash reflectors, gobos, and snoots to soften, shape and control your main, background, hair, rim, or accent lights.
FlashBender Reflectors are extremely durable. They are hand sewn with custom fabrics, rods and fasteners, and their white reflective surfaces will not alter the color temperature of the flash.
FlashBender 2 Features
- Make a soft box, bounce flash reflector, gobo, or snoot
- Pack flat / great for travel
- Attach quickly & securely
- Adjustable to fit all popular brands of accessory flash
- For on-camera or off-camera flash
- FlashBenders Convert to Soft Boxes
click here to view the whole article
Each month we highlight cool tethered setups. This setup comes to us from Tether Tools user All Star Photo (@allstarphotobooth).
Share Your Workstation
If you have a cool workstation setup, we’d love to see it. Please share it on Instagram and tag @tethertools and we may share yours next month!
Studio FD & Crew, ITC Home Theater & Frank, Annewiek & Brian Doorhof wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy 2016
Smartphones have become increasing integrated into our everyday lives as they grow more powerful, and feature apps that allow you to do everything from play music on a Bluetooth speaker system to shoot your own time-lapse video in 4k.
Recently upgraded to be even wider than previous model, the Tether Tools Rock Solid LoPro Phone Mount can hold the largest of phones, including the iPhone 6s Plus.
The Tether Tools Rock Solid LoPro Phone Mount is a smartphone/accessory holder, designed for mounting a phone, action camera, or small device on any 1/4″-20 compatible photography arm, clamp or grip. The spring-loaded universal phone mount offers a wide holding range of 2.17″ (55mm) up to 3.35” (85mm) for varying phone/device sizes. The clip features cushioned, non-skid pads on each interior side of the clip, protecting the smartphone or device and holding it firmly in place.
The back and bottom of the Phone Mount have a standard 1/4″-20 mount receptor for quick and easy attachment to any 1/4”-20 supports such as tripods, articulating arms and EasyGrip Clamps – which come equipped with male 1/4”-20 threads. The top of the device also has a ¼”-20 receptor for mounting small lights, microphones or other accessories as needed.
If you want to mount your iPhone, Android phone, or GoPro to a tripod, pole, or any round piece of gear, then look no further than the LoPro Phone Mount. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
click here to view the entire article
Less Gear, More Options
Lighting and capturing will never be the same again
Designed for location shoots, events or weddings, RapidMounts attach to walls and other vertical surfaces quickly and discreetly, allowing you to mount lights and action accessories in ways that were never before possible. Leave the stands at home – with RapidMounts you can mount your gear where you want it when you need it.
The RapidMount SLX
The new RapidMount SLX secures speedlight flashes directly to any smooth, lightly textured or painted surface such as drywall, veneer, glass, mirror, laminate, fibreglass, metal, tile, porcelain and marble. Great for location shoots, the RapidMount SLX can uniquely position speedlights to many surfaces – ensuring light in just the right spot. RapidMount SLX sets up fast using RapidStrips pressure-activated adhesives to adhere the device to the surface. The RapidMount SLX stays securely attached to the surface while the arms cradle the speedlight and drawstrings keeps it in place. The RapidMount SLX adheres to and removes from the walls quickly and leaves no residue upon the removal.
The RapidMount Q20
The RapidMount Q20 mounts accessories such as LED Panels, action cameras, phones and point and shoot cameras to a wall and other surfaces, also using the included RapidStrip adhesives. The RapidMount Q20 stays securely attached to the wall while the 1/4”-20 arm allows for 360 ° rotation and 180 ° tilt of all devices mounted. The RapidMount Q20 adheres to a wall quickly and leaves no residue upon removal.
RapidMount Q20 is ideal for capturing behind-the-scenes videos or time-lapse. Record video of a portrait or commercial session, or capture special moments during a wedding such as a bride and groom’s pre-ceremony meet up or mount it with a microphone attached, near the altar, to record the couple’s vows. Avoid setting up hazardous stands in crowds – RapidMount Q20 sets up fast using RapidStrips to adhere the device to any smooth, painted, or lightly textured surface such as drywall, veneer, glass, mirror, laminate, fiberglass, metal, tile, porcelain and marble.
RapidMount cold Shoe
The RapidMount Cold Shoe mounts your speedlight to any 1/4″-20 thread, giving you a wide variety of ways to quickly hang, attach and secure your flash off-camera. Attach speed light with RapidMount Cold Shoe to 1/4″-20 accessory, Extension Bar or Articulating Arm for optimal positioning of your flash.
RapidMount Clod Shoe Elbow
A versatile cold shoe mount that allows you to mount any speedlight to a lightstand, arm, mount or grip with a baby stud. OR use the included baby stud adapter to fit any 1/4″-20 or 3/8″ male thread. The top head features both a lockable 360° swivel rotation as well as 180° degree locking tilt control, plus an umbrella mounting hole.
RapidMount Cold Shoe Slider (for Extension Bar)
The RapidMount Cold Shoe Slider for Extension Bar from Tether Tools allows speedlights and flash triggers with an “L” bracket hot shoe to move freely from end to end across an extension bar allowing the user to mount a hot shoe anywhere on the extension.
Rock Solide LoPro Phone Mount
The Rock Solid LoPro Phone Mount is a smartphone/accessory holder, designed for mounting a phone, action camera, or small device on any 1/4″-20 compatible photography arm, clamp or grip. The spring-loaded Phone Mount offers a wide holding range of up to 3.35” (85mm) for varying phone/device sizes. The clip features cushioned, non-skid pads on each interior side of the clip, protecting the smartphone or device and holding it firmly in place.
Find all these products at Tethertools.com.