The LeverLock is a Life-Saver for Tethered Photographers

Posted by: on Apr 23, 2024

The LeverLock is a Life-Saver for Tethered Photographers
When shooting tethered a trip or tug can cause your tether cable to become disconnected from the camera leaving you to reconnect your cable, restart your program, and face the possibility of a damaged camera data port. That’s where the TetherGuard LeverLock Plate comes in handy.

Here’s How It Works:

The TetherGuard LeverLock Plate is designed to prevent accidental removal of a cable from your camera’s data ports by snaking a USB, FireWire, or HDMI cable through the LeverLock’s cable channel. The LeverLock allows you to seamlessly attach or detach cables without having to remove the plate from your camera. This means setting up, changing out cameras on set and breaking down is a breeze, allowing you to focus on capturing the perfect shot. From there, either shoot handheld or attach the LeverLock to your camera’s tripod mount and you’ll be able to shoot tethered to a computer without fear of your tethered cable becoming unplugged.

Key Features:

  • Easy Set Up: connect or remove cable without having to remove the plate from your camera
  • 5-Point Protection: featuring a CamCleat Lever, Anti-Slip Speed Bump, two Retention Ridges and a cable S-Channel to secure the connection and protect equipment​
  • Quality Build: Lightweight, durable, all metal construction​
  • Versatile Design: Streamlined design for use with small and larger cameras​
  • Universal Tripod Compatibility: Includes Arca compatibility and a 1/4″ – 20 thread for additional tripod plates and accepts any cable up to 6.5mm/.26″ in diameter​
  • Added Protection: Rubber non-slip pads keep the LeverLock Plate aligned on your camera
  • Lifetime Warranty


The LeverLock starts at $99.99 with specialized kits that include a TetherPro cable available. While the price may seem steep to some, it’s a fraction of the cost in comparison to the replacing a broken USB port on your camera. Plus, with premium construction and materials the LeverLock will last for years.

USB-C Cameras and the LeverLock

For photographers shooting tethered using a USB-C camera data port connection, we recommend the LeverLock & Cable Bundle which combines your compatible USB-C cable for your camera and computer, and a LeverLock.