Tether Tools Air Direct Wireless Tethering System is Now Available for Shipping

Tether Tools Air Direct Wireless Tethering System is Now Available for Shipping

Tether Tools introduced a new wireless tethering system for DSLR and mirrorless cameras late October in 2019. This new system supports all major camera models and tethering software, and it is finally available to ship worldwide.

Tether Tools is a company known by its durable tethering cables and accessories used by many photographers. Reliable tethered shooting is the vital part of a photo shoot and a good cable is the key for starters. However, shooting tethered wirelessly is even better, but it costs more compared to using cables.

The new Air Direct Wireless Tethering System is similar to the CamRanger system; it transfers the raw and JPEG images directly to your software (Capture One, Lightroom, etc) like a tethering cable does. In addition to just transferring the images, the device allows two-way connection between the camera and the software, allowing to use live view, bracketing, focus-stacking, and many other features that can be done natively via software.

Unlike the Tether Tools’ previous Case Air Wireless Tethering System, the new Air Direct Wireless Tethering System is more advanced and can be used with tether-supporting Nikon, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Olympus, Leica, and medium format cameras like Hasselblad and Phase One. It can also be used to transfer the images to mobile phones and tablets via the Air Remote App which is both available for iOS and Android devices. However, the Air Remote Mobile App is currently compatible with only Nikon and Canon cameras.

The price is $329.99 and it is now available for shipping directly via company’s website and soon it will be available in local stores.

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Chris Jones's picture

Are there a lot of people who use no off camera flash and still tether cause that seems like a lot of money for a device that takes your hot shoe

Jon The Baptist's picture

Just put it off to the side using an L Bracket, solved.

Dave Dundas's picture

The L bracket is an extra accessory, not included with the product. You can see the box in the video, where it says "L bracket, purchased separately".

Hi Chris, you can also purchase the Arca clamp with attaches to the side of your camera and frees up your hot shoe.

Logan Cressler's picture

It doesnt require a hot shoe, it doesnt require mounting at all.

Tony Clark's picture

Perhaps v2 will be a little smaller, it looks huge. Shooting tethered is not an issue for me but the connection is always the problem whether you use a TetherTools Jerk or not.

Daniel Medley's picture

I use a TetherBlock and haven't had any issues with maintaining the connection. It's like a rock. Little pricey, though.

Hi Tony, Have you tried the Tether Block, it is a much more secure way to hold your cable in place. The Air Direct isn't crazy big but I can understand your concerns.

So it appears as a usb connection on the computer. Why don’t everybody do like that:)
Sound like a well done product but it should support Sony on a iPad also. As I understand now only Nikon and Canon on smart devices.
Sony have started to build fast WiFi into there cameras, but I suppose not strait into Capture One. If it actually works all the time, it a great option.

In which Sony camera it is fast?

Bjarne, where did you hear it doesn't work with Sony on IPad?

Their app works with Canon and Nikon. It is what written on their website.

So disappointing... Even CamFi which was released in 2017 has this functionality.

Probably it is “not yet”

Jon The Baptist's picture

This looks interesting, but I would imagine file transfer to be real slow using a camera that's north of 20MP

This would really depend on your wifi access point/router and how congested the airwaves are.. a 802.11AC system could give you 600mbit so around 60~70 megabytes a second or 3 or 4 20MP raw files a second... however you might go to another location and this plummets due to congestion

Dave Dundas's picture

Likely this is a direct wifi connection to your PC, creating its own network, not using a router at all. So it will depend on the capabilities of the wifi card in your computer. (The same way eye-fi does it btw)

Felix Valeri's picture

the system uses an ad-hoc wifi connection, so you don't need to be connected to anyone's wifi, just connect directly to the camera, the Z 6 has this feature built-in though the app sucks, I need to give it a go again and see if it works on my new iPad (non pro)

in the video, he has a trigger in the hot-shoe and the Air direct off to the side of the camera