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Tetherblock - Jerkstopper what do you find works best?

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  • Grant Kernan
    What camera system are you using?
    I use a Lock Circle cage for Nikon D800/D810
    It is rock solid but not available for some camera models.
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  • Benjamin Liddle
    The Small HD port protector works pretty well also, in my past experience using it on a 5d mk 3. Only issue is that it puts undue downward stress on the strap mount.
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  • cdc
    The Jerk Stopper is better than nothing but I much prefer the TetherBlock. There is also the TetherLock, similar in design to the TetherBlock, and similar in name.

    Grant Kernan wrote:
    What camera system are you using?
    I use a Lock Circle cage for Nikon D800/D810
    It is rock solid but not available for some camera models.


    The Lock Circle looks great for video applications but does not look as though it is intended for shooting stills with an eye to the viewfinder.
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  • NNN636367393922098515
    I've actually used the Jerk Stopper quite a bit, but recently - i've been using the provided tool that came bundled with my Canon 5DSR that stops cables from being knocked out. It's pretty sturdy and screws right into the housing of my 5DSR.

    Having said that, I do tend to use the Jerk Stopper on my other systems. I haven't had much to do with the TetherBlock. I might have to look into it a bit more.
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  • Grant Kernan
    The Lock Circle looks great for video applications but does not look as though it is intended for shooting stills with an eye to the viewfinder.


  • The Lock Port shipped with either a front or rear cable connection. I opted for the rear and found a right angle adapter which keeps the cable out of my face. I use my right eye and can comfortably hand hold a landscape or portrait. The point is that there is absolutely no movement in the camera mini USB 3 port so a tether interruption is less likely. I have left the Lock Port installed for the past 4 years.

    The Tether Block wasn't available 4 years ago but it is now. It deserves a look. The concept is different in that the cable is wound through the block and stabilized , but it isn't completely locked down. The cable and a right hand connection is left short so there is less stress on the camera port , but there can be some movement.

    I should add that while the Lock Port is built for only a few specific camera bodies, the Tether Block is not camera specific , and It should fit most camera bodies.
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  • Rick Allen
    I found that the best solution is not to use the heavy TetherTools cables to connect directly to camera. They are too heavy and transfer alot of force via the cable to the port regardless of how the port is protected (ie tetherlock, jerk stopper, etc ).

    We have found lightweight short canon, nikon cables (even standard harddrive cables) connected to a tether tools extension to be the most reliable least likely to damage the port.
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