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Tether ToolsJerkStopper Camera Support
 
4.7

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (50)
  • Lightweight (42)
  • Compact (30)
  • Highly compatible (30)
  • Improves performance (23)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (9)

Best Uses

  • In the studio (33)
  • Complex projects (5)
  • Home movies (4)
  • Independent films (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (19), Professional artist (18), Enthusiast (11), Tech savvy (6), Pro photographer (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (7), Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (51)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Save The cameras port!

This is a great little product. The price seems a little high for what it is but it works! I shoot tethered in my studio for portraits and product shots. Even though I...Read complete review

This is a great little product. The price seems a little high for what it is but it works! I shoot tethered in my studio for portraits and product shots. Even though I use a bright orange 15' tether cord I still kick it stand on it and pull it getting my tripod in position. I believe I might have already damaged my camera's port so I built something out of wire so the "pull" would be on the cameras strap connection and not the connection point. My deal was unsightly, and cumbersome. and i had to undo it every day. it worked but not well. The jerk stopper works so much better than my rig. It holds the cable 98% out of 100. With an almost perfect angle to my cameras port. my design was maybe a 80%. And I would " wiggle it free or loose connection. If you shoot tethered get this. It's cheap compared to a new tether cord or sending your camera out for repair.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not stable, very flimsy

I don't know why I thought this was going to be just as good as a Zacuto Pincher. I shoot video on a Canon 7D and 60D and I just got a new monitor...Read complete review

I don't know why I thought this was going to be just as good as a Zacuto Pincher. I shoot video on a Canon 7D and 60D and I just got a new monitor that I mount on my camera rig. I wanted to protect the mini HDMI port on my cameras, but since I haven't bought into the Zacuto products, paying over $200 for their Pincher system was way over my budget. The JerkStopper is NOT a good solution for handheld video work. The construction is cheap plastic that I find extremely flimsy. In order for the device to even work properly, you need to give some slack on the input cable -- this partially secures accidents if the HDMI cable is pulled from the monitor, but what happens if you get the slack caught on something? The JerkStopper won't help it.

I'm really worried about protecting the mini HDMI port, so I'll probably just have to spend the extra $$ on the Zacuto Pincher -- I'm sure that what I really need.

Bottom line: do not buy this product if you are using it for the mini HDMI cable AND you shoot handheld.

Reviewed by 80 customers

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5.0

Good

By Amanda

from Undisclosed

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

Works well to control tugging on my remote for my camera.

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4.0

Works

By Sea Haggis

from NYC, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

Dose what it suppose to....just a bit over priced!!

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5.0

Prevents strain on your camera

By Lobo Jones

from New York

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

A little pricey, but for a product that serves such a niche situation it makes sense. Does the job. During storage, I leave one half on the camera and one half on the cable. When it's time to work, they snap together in no time. Great product if you are tethering on any sort of regular basis.

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5.0

really helpfull

By Cripsy Cinema

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

It's great for connecting cables to my DSLR - I have 3 A/V connections and they're all on top of one another - so this way I don't risk one of the cables disconnecting another cable.

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5.0

Works Great for Tethering

By Dottie

from Amory, Ms.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Highly Compatible
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Studio

    Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

    I use this jerk stopper in the studio for tethering my camera to my computer. This nifty little device works great and adds the security to not damaging my cameras port or purchasing another tethering cable.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Works well

    By Todd

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

      Great at strain relief and helps in the event of snagging the cable and it pulling out of your camera.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Effective strain relief

      By Michael

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

        This little strain-relief gadget works just fine. I detaches easily in the middle wo one-half stays on the camera & the other half remains attached to the cable. I think it's a bit over-priced, but I bought it anyway.

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        • No

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        5.0

        It's saved my cable on more than one occasion

        By The Big Kahuna

        from Flat Rock, MI

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • In The Studio

          Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

          Used for tethering my camera to a computer

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great

          By jm

          from NYC

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • In The Studio

            Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

            Very useful.

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            5.0

            Works well !!!

            By Phil Wang

            from West Lafayette. IN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • In The Studio

            Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

            A little pricey for this piece of string. You might be able to make your own. But definitely a good thing to have when you try to tether you camera to your computer. It helps the cable to stay in place.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Simply perfect

            By foleyfoto

            from Virginia

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                After years of using rubber bands and other contraptions to try to protect the electronic shutter cables, which are expensive to replace, I found the JerkStopper. It's easy to set up and does the job without getting in the way of your hands as you shoot.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Jerk Stopper

                By AP Photography

                from Ocean Springs

                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                  Awesome piece of gear to own if your tethering to your computer in a studio environment, especially in low light conditions. Sometimes, clients will walk pass you and may accidentally snag the cable. The jerk stop will assist preventing the camera from falling over (on a tripod) or being pulled out of your hand (handheld).

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Jerkstopper

                  By mike

                  from Midwest

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                    Haven't actually used it yet but it attached easy and looks like it should be fine. pretty simple idea seems like it should be more common or come with the cables for what they cost.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works as advertised

                    By Walt

                    from Belle Haven, VA

                    About Me Hobbyist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                      for tethering on photo shoots

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Nice addition for a tethered setup

                      By JDrago Photography

                      from Nederland, TX

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                        Great way to have a worry free tethered studio session.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Jerk Stopper - If only there was one of these for humans

                        By PAPERsteak

                        from Nor Cal

                        About Me Hobbyist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                          Works well. Not too much to say other than if you want to spend extra $ cuz you are a gear junky and like mechanical connections and precision the alternative would be the Really Right Stuff chord clamping thingy.

                          I am tempted by the RRS device, but this is a great step in the tethered capture world.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Necessary

                          By Pillman

                          from Va

                          Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                          Needed this. Trip protection.

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                          5.0

                          Perfect Solution

                          By Brian

                          from Enid, OK

                          Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                          This is a great way to keep the strain off of the USB connection at the camera when shooting tethered. Wish I known about this a long time ago!

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                          5.0

                          Helpful product

                          By Jim

                          from Great Falls

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                            Best $[$].

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                            5.0

                            Helps protect my gear while tethering

                            By Kris M.

                            from LA, CA

                            About Me Hobbyist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Pricey / Poor Value

                            Best Uses

                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                            This is a solution that I needed to protect my gear while tethering. Combine this with the long TetherPro cable and the A clamp JerkStopper and you would have all-round protection. I am able to use the camera handheld and moving around with less worry of pulling the cable off from the ports and potentially damaging gear.

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                            • No

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