Benefits of Pigtail Cables for Tethering

Posted by: on Apr 03, 2023

Benefits of Pigtail Cables for Tethering

Tethering has become the industry standard in multiple niches of photography. Whether you are a food photographer needing to add extra length to your cable for a Flat Lay set up, a commercial photographer needing more flexibility during a shoot, or are on-location and needing to add some distance to your tethered workflow, using an adapter, or “pigtail” cable with proper cable management will ensure a quick and secure set up.

When shooting tethered many photographers prefer to use a TetherPro Right Angle Adapter Cable, or “pigtail cable” with a TetherBlock keeping their cables secured in place on the camera body, rather than a single longer cable. The new TetherPro USB-C to USB-C Gen 2 Right Angle Adapter “Pigtail” Cable is a now boasts transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps, ensuring lightning-fast and reliable connectivity between your devices. Designed with a right-angle connector, it minimizes cable strain and provides a neat, space-saving and port protecting solution for tethered shooting. When paired with the TetherBoost Pro USB-C Core Controller Extension Cable, this dynamic duo achieves an impressive 16 ft. length while maintaining the fastest transfer speed possible. See How Lindsay Adler puts this system to work in her Ultimate Tethering Kit.

There are a few different reasons why you might prefer this option as well.

What is a Pigtail Cable?

The TetherPro Right Angle Adapter Cables are specifically designed to extend down the side of the camera allowing for a quick and easy set up on tethered shoots. These “pigtail cables” ensure a secure fit in the camera for excellent connectivity and data transfer.

These cables are designed to be used with the TetherBlock which secures the cable in place and doubles as a camera plate. Active Extensions and Adapters are then connected to provide a quick release at the connection point, while the TetherBlock protects your camera port and cable from any unnecessary damage.

Extensions & Adapters

With a male USB tip on the end of each TetherPro Right Angle Adapter Cable, photographers can use the TetherPro USB 3.0 to Female Active Extension, TetherPro USB-C to USB-A Female Adapter, or the TetherBoost Pro USB-C Core Controller Extension Cable to extend the cable length.

High Speed TetherPro USB-C Gen 2 Cables

Keep Your Cables Safe & Secure

When connecting a TetherPro Right Angle Adapter Cable to the appropriate TetherPro USB Female Active Extension Cable or Adapter it’s important to keep each cable connection point safe and secure. The TetherBlock is protecting the camera port and connection from damage, but other accidents can happen, and making sure the connection point of the two cables, and the connection to your monitor or laptop is safe and secure is just as important.

Whether someone accidentally steps on your cable, or your cable is pulled too hard and loses its connection, adding the TetherGuard Extension Lock secures your cables in place, keeping your cable and ports safe and free from unnecessary damage. Using the TetherGuard Computer Support will also allow you to keep your connection to your computer safe too.

Swapping Out Cameras? No Problem.

It’s very common for photographers or digi-techs to have multiple camera bodies on set while photographing. With the TetherPro Right Angle Adapter Cables, photographers can keep their cables locked and ready to go on each of their cameras beforehand making changing out cameras onset quick and easy.

With the TetherPro Right Angle Adapter “pigtail” cables and TetherBlock for cable management, photographers can now gain longer tethering distances without worrying about signal error or corrupt data transfers, while keeping all cables and ports free from damage.

The Lindsay Adler Ultimate Tethering Kit

The Lindsay Adler Ultimate Tethering Kit is Lindsay’s essential companion for seamless and efficient tethered photography. The kit has all of Lindsay’s favorite Tether Tools products. Designed to elevate your shooting experience, the kit includes your choice of TetherPro Right Angle Adapter Cable, and TetherPro Active Extension Cable allowing photographers to experience lightning-fast connectivity.

Also included is your choice of TetherBlock cable management (standard or arca style) securing your cable to your camera, preventing accidental disconnections, and protecting your gear from potential damage. To keep your gear organized and easily accessible, the Lindsay Adler Ultimate Tethering Kit includes the Tether Tools Cable Organization Case. No more rummaging through tangled cords or lost adapters.

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