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Can we get better tethering options moving on please Canon?

 
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Mar 02, 2018 21:27 |  #1

I was on a shoot yesterday and the amount of times the tethering cable fell from the came or came slightly loose was ridiculous. Obviously this was handheld, on a tripod I have no issues. But please Canon if you're listening can we get some kind of locking mechanism moving on? a screw in cable of some sorts? anything where it stays in and I dont have to put my camera down like a frigging baby in fear of the cable falling out.
BTW I am shooting with a 5D mkIV


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Mar 02, 2018 22:35 |  #2

amairphoto wrote in post #18576262 (external link)
I was on a shoot yesterday and the amount of times the tethering cable fell from the came or came slightly loose was ridiculous. Obviously this was handheld, on a tripod I have no issues. But please Canon if you're listening can we get some kind of locking mechanism moving on? a screw in cable of some sorts? anything where it stays in and I dont have to put my camera down like a frigging baby in fear of the cable falling out.
BTW I am shooting with a 5D mkIV

My 5D Mk IV came with a captive USB3 cable as shown in these photos.

The cable shroud/clamp screws into the body of the 5D Mk IV with a single screw and then the captive USB3 cable just plugs into the USB3 socket.

Did you not receive one of these with your camera? If the Canon OEM cable is too short, it could probably be unclipped from the shroud/clamp and then be replaced with a longer 3rd party cable I guess, being mindful of the maximum length without some kind of booster.

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Mar 02, 2018 22:39 as a reply to  @ nardes's post |  #3

Here is a copy from my pdf user guide.

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Mar 10, 2018 01:50 |  #4

I bet i overlooked this when I got the camera, thank you for this. I will look into this. It keeps the cables secure?


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Mar 10, 2018 03:03 |  #5

amairphoto wrote in post #18581554 (external link)
I bet i overlooked this when I got the camera, thank you for this. I will look into this. It keeps the cables secure?

The "Cable Protector" has a long screw that will screw into a socket on the side of the 5D Mk IV so it can be firmly fixed to the camera body.

The USB3 connector plugs into the 5D Mk IV body and the cable is then routed through a couple of clips on the "Cable Protector", which keeps the cable retained quite securely. If you accidentally trip over the cable, I suspect it will pull the camera/tripod over before the USB3 cable pulls out.

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Mar 12, 2018 12:15 |  #6

nardes wrote in post #18581593 (external link)
The "Cable Protector" has a long screw that will screw into a socket on the side of the 5D Mk IV so it can be firmly fixed to the camera body.

The USB3 connector plugs into the 5D Mk IV body and the cable is then routed through a couple of clips on the "Cable Protector", which keeps the cable retained quite securely. If you accidentally trip over the cable, I suspect it will pull the camera/tripod over before the USB3 cable pulls out.

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Just got to my office, totally overlooked this when I got the camera. Ive had this camera since launch and I cannot tell you how many times this damn cable has fell out on shoot whilst tethering. So happy I made this thread and you helped!~ thank you sir. Its awesome.

Do you use the cable protector much?


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Mar 12, 2018 16:36 |  #7

I've only used it occasionally with the camera tripod mounted for still life shots and then with the camera attached to my telescope for taking a few Moon shots.

It's nice to know that it won't fall out as the telescope tracks across the night skies, but I always ensure that there is enough slack so the cable never becomes taught.

I think the Canon 7D Mk II comes with the same cable and cable protector.

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Mar 12, 2018 16:54 |  #8

Okay cool, thanks very much!


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