Tether Tools is my choice for best tethering cables on the market. Their new USB-C tethering cables are the perfect match for the new Sony a7R III.
For computers with a USB-C port: Tether Tools TetherPro USB-C to USB-C (15′ Orange)
For computers with a USB 2.0/3.0/3.1 port: Tether Tools TetherPro USB 3.0 to USB-C (15′ Orange)
Phoenix, Ariz. (January 17, 2018) â€“ Tether Tools is proud to introduce a line of TetherPro USB-C cables for photographers shooting tethered with cameras or computers that feature a USB-C connection. To date, dongles, hubs and frustratingly short connections have hindered the USB-C tethering experience for photographers. That frustration is now a challenge of the past.
â€œOur goal is to provide photographers with the optimal cable to meet their unique needs for tethered photography, without the use of dongles, whether they have a USB-C port on their camera, computer, or both,â€ said Josh Simons, Tether Tools CEO. â€œWe’ve worked diligently to optimize the performance and are excited to bring TetherPro USB-C cables to the market after extensive development and testing.â€
Tether Tools now offers USB-C to USB-C cables, and USB-C to USB-A cables for those using USB-C Cameras, such as Hasselblad H6 or X series, Panasonic GH5, Sony a7R III and other new cameras on the market. For photographers who have USB 2.0 and 3.0 cameras and have upgraded to USB-C computers, TetherPro USB-C to each existing camera port type will also be available. And to serve those who would like to simply extend an existing cable to a USB-C computer port, a 15-foot USB-C to USB-A adapter joins the TetherPro solutions line. TetherPro USB-C cables will be available in a variety of lengths up 15 feet with the option to add USB Extensions for increased length.
The TetherPro USB-C cable product line features 12 cables, all available in either black or high-visibility orange and specially designed for tethered photography and image transfer. TetherPro USB-C cables are constructed to the highest possible USB specifications and incorporate all the latest technology ensuring consistent and reliable conductivity, and the fastest and most reliable transfers. TetherPro USB-C Cables are intended for data transfer and will not support powering USB-C devices at long distances.
Whether working in-studio or on location, Tether Tools is committed to making a photographer’s photo shoot go as smooth as possible. Eliminating the dongle and providing a single cable for photographers, regardless of the camera or computer in their workflow, is a tremendous advance in simplifying the unique needs of a photographer.
With this release, Tether Tools is also providing an industry guide for configuring optimal TetherPro Cable distances, specific to the camera and computer ports being used at various lengths. The guide should be referenced especially when configuring any long-distance connections.