Tether Tools has announced ONsite Power Solutions which utilize the power of TSA-safe D-Tap Batteries to provide portable on-site power for laptops, monitors and LED ligthing.
Tether Tools Introduces New Power Solutions at Photokina
Phoenix, Ariz. – (September 24, 2018) – Tether Tools, an innovative manufacturing company of photography and videography solutions, introduces ONsite Power, a suite of portable power solutions that harness the power of D-Tap batteries to charge AC and USB powered devices such as laptops, camera batteries, LED monitors & lights, tablets, phones and more — wherever power is needed.
ONsite Power is a travel-friendly, long-lasting, and versatile power solution made possible by the ONsite D-Tap to AC Power Supply. When paired with any standard D-Tap battery, the ONsite Power Supply provides two AC outlets and four fast-charging USB ports to keep photographers and videographers powered on the go.
With no TSA travel restrictions, the ONsite D-Tap to AC Power Supply is designed for easy travel and provide a versatile power source anywhere in the world.
The ONsite D-Tap to AC Power Supply and ONsite D-Tap Battery with V-Mount can also seamlessly integrate with the Tether Table Aero Laptop mounting system with the help of the new ONsite Aero V-Mount. The streamlined solution secures the ONsite system to the Tether Table Aero, powering a laptop during long shoots while keeping a safe and secure work environment.
“With the ONsite D-Tap to AC Power Supply and accessories, Tether Tools is proud to provide a robust, versatile solution for photographers, videographers, and digitechs to keep their laptop powered, charge up camera batteries and other gear on location. Running out of power on set simply isn’t an option in today’s time-sensitive and demanding world. Whether someone is on location in their hometown or traveling for an assignment, this is a product they can pack into their kit without hesitation.” said Josh Simons, Tether Tools President.
The ONsite D-Tap to AC Power Supply will be available as either a U.S. 110V or Universal 220V version. The ONsite Power Solutions will debut at the Tether Tools booth at photokina, September 26-29 in Hall 2.1 Stand B028. The complete system and accessories will be globally available through Tether Tools’ authorized resellers and at https://www.tethertools.com in November 2018.
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This fast wide-angle lens is well-suited to photojournalism, astro and street photography. Its wide perspective is complemented by the f/1.4 maximum aperture, which excels in low-light conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field. The optical design incorporates three extra-low dispersion elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and two XA (extreme aspherical) elements, which significantly control spherical aberrations for a high degree of image sharpness and clarity. Additionally, a Nano AR coating has been applied to limit ghosting and lens flare for increased contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Direct Drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) is quick and quiet, along with responsive manual focus. The lens also sports a dust- and moisture-sealed design and fluorine-coated front lens element to support shooting in inclement conditions and a dedicated focus hold button, AF/MF switch, and manual aperture ring lend further control while shooting.
It’s the lightest lens in its class – here’s the full specs:
Focal Length: 24mm
Maximum Aperture: f/1.4
Minimum Aperture: f/16
Camera Mount Type: Sony E
Format Compatibility: Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View: 84°
Minimum Focus Distance: 9.45″ / 24 cm
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:5.85
Optical Design: 13 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades: 11, Rounded
Image Stabilization: None
Filter Thread: 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL): 2.97 x 3.64″ / 75.4 x 92.4 mm
Weight: 15.70 oz / 445 g