The wait is over.
Tether Tools now offers USB-C to USB-C cables, and USB-A to USB-C 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 to 15 feet with the option to add USB Extensions for increased length.
We’ve received a lot of interest, and a few questions of which we’ve compiled the four most common and answered them below.
Can’t I just use my dongle or adapter?
Yes, you can. There are risks of failure with two extra connection points, as well as the often-unreliable issues that can arise with an adapter. A TetherPro USB-C cable helps streamline your connection.
I have a camera that has a USB-C data port, what do I need to purchase?
It depends on your computer. If you’re using a computer that has a USB-C or lightning port like the new MacBook Pro laptops, you’ll want a USB-C to USB-C cable. If you have a standard USB-A port on your computer or laptop, you’ll want a USB-A to USB-C cable.
My camera doesn’t have a USB-C data port, when would I need a USB-C cable?
If you’re shooting tethered using a camera that has a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 connection but shooting tethered to a computer, such as the MacBook Pro, you’ll want to use a USB-C to USB-A cable. The recently updated ‘Search By Camera’ feature on TetherTools.com is a great resource for finding exactly what you need depending on your camera and computer.
I already own a TetherPro USB Cable but want to streamline my connection into a USB-C computer. Can I still use my old cable somehow?
Yes! If you already own a TetherPro USB Cable but now just want to ditch the dongle, you are covered with the 15-foot (4.6m) length USB-C to USB-A Female Adapter cable. Add it to your existing USB 2.0 or USB 2.0 tether cable and have an increased length in tethering distance.