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Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection)

You Pay: $35.95
Product Highlights
  • For Select Canon, Pentax, Samsung
  • Contax, Hasselblad & Sigma DSLRs
  • 16 Million Possible Channels
  • Operates on Radio Frequencies (RF)
  • Direct Line of Sight Not Required
  • Operating Range up to 320' (100 m)
  • Wireless Continuous or Single Exposures
  • Long Time Exposures
  • Transmitter Can Fire Multiple Receivers
  • Wireless Autofocusing & Triggering

Whether capturing images in the studio or on location, the Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release adds flexibility and versatility to your shooting style. Photography unplugged - shooters can interact with a model, view the scene or set from alternate angles, or set a camera by a stream to capture an image of a bear hunting while you remain at a safe distance away - all this and more without missing a beat, a shot, or a moment. This particular FreeWave unit is compatible with cameras with a sub-mini connection, i.e. Canon EOS Rebel series, 60D, 70D, PowerShot G15 and G1 X, Contax N and 645, Hasselblad H, Pentax K and DS, Sigma SD and Samsung GX series cameras.

This versatile shutter release features Smart Code technology which allows it to be configured to operate on up to 16 million possible radio channels. You can easily switch channels to "zero in" on a frequency that provides optimal range and functionality.

The FreeWave operates with radio frequency (RF) technology, therefore a direct line of sight is not necessary; radio waves pass through objects such as windows and walls. It is unlike other wireless remotes on the market that operate on an Infrared (IR) system and require a direct line of sight between transmitter and receiver to make things work.

Since touching the camera even lightly while capturing an image can create a blurred image, the FreeWave eliminates this by tripping the shutter without any disturbances. This is critical when photographing subjects close up, and for long-exposures and macros. It is also extremely valuable when photographing nature, wildlife and other subjects that are difficult for you to get close to.

Compatibility
Canon EOS: Elan series, Digital Rebel (300D), XT (350D), XTi (400D), XSi (450D), T1i (500D), T2i (550D), T3 (1100D), T3i (600D), T4i (650D), T5i (700D), SL1 (100D) and XS (1000D), 60D & 70D; PowerShot G10, G11, G12, G15, G16, G1 X & G1 X Mark II, SX50 HS
Contax: N and 645
Fujifilm: X-E2 and X-T1
Hasselblad: H series
Pentax: K10D, K20D, K100D, K110D, K200D, K-3, K-5, K-5 II, K-7, K30, K-50, K-500, *istDS, DS2, DS, DL2, DL, and D
Samsung: NX10 & NX100; GX-1S, GX-1L, GX-10 & GX-20
Sigma: SD1, SD9, SD10, SD14 & SD15
Smart Code
The FreeWave's Smart Code feature allows you to operate on 16,000,000 possible radio channels. No DIP switches need to be set, and one transmitter can trigger multiple receivers. The units have been synchronized at the factory, so your system can work right out of the box. However, to maximize signal quality and range, it is best to use the Smart Code technology to sense the "quiet" frequencies in your environment and re-synchronize on that channel.
Extended Range
The FreeWave can fire the camera's shutter from distances up to 320 feet (100 meters).
Multi-function
Trigger your camera wirelessly or wired. Wired triggering even works if the receiver battery is dead or missing.
Dual-Function Release
Press the transmitter's button half way to focus; press it fully to trigger the shutter.
Delayed Release
The two-second delay function gives you extra time to get into position.
Multi-exposure
You can take multiple shots with one press of the trigger.
Long Exposures
With the FreeWave you can control the length of the exposure remotely.
LED Indicators
Two LED indicators confirm pre-focus and exposure when in the wireless mode.
Versatile
Can be converted to work with following cameras by adding optional cables:
RCC-C1: Canon EOS: Elan series, Digital Rebel (300D), XT (350D), XTi (400D), XSi (450D), T1i (500D), T2i (550D), T3 (1100D), T3i (600D), T4i (650D), T5i (700D), SL1 (100D) and XS (1000D), 60D & 70D; PowerShot G10, G11, G12, G15, G16 & G1 X; Contax: N and 645; Fujifilm: X-E1, X-E2; Hasselblad: H series; Pentax: K10D, K20D, K100D, K110D, K200D, K-3, K-5, K-5 II, K-7, K30, K-50, K-500, *istDS, DS2, DS, DL2, DL, and D; Samsung: NX10 & NX100; GX-1S, GX-1L, GX-10 & GX-20; Sigma: SD1, SD9, SD10, SD14 & SD15
RCC-C2: Canon EOS: 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 6D, 7D, 1D, 1D Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark II, 1Ds Mark III, 1D X and 1D C
RCC-N1: Nikon: D1, D1H, D1X, D2, D200, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D3, D300, D300s, D3s, D3x, D4, D700, D800 and D800e; Fuji: S3 and S5; Kodak: DCS-14N
RCC-N2: Nikon: Df, D90, D600, D610, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D7000 and D7100; CoolPix P7800
RCC-S1: Sony: Alpha A100, A200, A300, A330, A350, A500, A550, A560, A580, A700, A850, A900, SLT A33, SLT A35, SLT A37, SLT A55, SLT A57, SLT A65, SLT A77 and SLT A99; Minolta: 7D, 5D, 7i, 7, A1, A2
RCC-O1: Olympus: OM-D E-M1, E-M5; Evolt E400, E410, E420, E450, E510, E520, E620; Pen E-P2, E-P3, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-P5, E-PL5, E-PM1; SP-510UZ, SP-550UZ, SP-560UZ, SP-570UZ, XZ-1v and XZ-2
RCC-P1: Panasonic: DMC-G1, DMC-G10, DMC-G2, DMC-GF1, DMC-GH1, DMC-GH2, DMC-L10, DMC-L1, DMC-FZ100, DMC-G3, DMC-FZ150, DMC-GX1, DMC-FZ200, DMC- GH3, DMC-GH4, DMC-G6, DMC-G5, DMC-GX7, DMC-GF6 and DMC-GF5
Smart Code Channels 16,000,000 possible codes
Range Up to 320' (100 m)
Frequency 433 MHz
Shutter Modes Single shot
2 sec delay
Continuous
Bulb
Confirmation LEDs 2 colors
Power Source Transmitter: 1 x 23A 12V battery
Receiver: 1 x CR2 3V battery
Battery Life Transmitter: up to 3 years
Receiver: approx. 20,000 triggers
Dimensions Transmitter: 3.22 x 1.06 x 0.55" (82 x 27 x 14mm)
Receiver: 2.32 x 1.49 x 1.14" (59 x 38 x 29mm) with cold shoe mount
Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection)
  • Wireless RF Receiver
  • Wireless RF Transmitter
  • 23A 12V Battery for Transmitter
  • CR2 3V Battery for Receiver
  • FreeWave Camera Release Cable for Select Canon/Contax/Pentax/Samsung Cameras
  • Lanyard
  • Clip
  • User's Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloFreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection)
     
    4.7

    (based on 251 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (183)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (58)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (208)
    • Lightweight (174)
    • Reliable (101)
    • Durable (65)
    • Compact (54)

    Cons

    • Not durable (6)
    • Heavy / bulky (4)
    • Poor design (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (98)
    • Landscape photography (82)
    • Macro photography (76)
    • Travel (72)
    • Everyday (59)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (97), Photo enthusiast (44), Semi-professional (30), Casual user (16), Semi-pro photographer (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (203), Yes (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I'm a happy puppy!

    I'm very happy with it! If doing self portraits, don't have to run to camera and set timer and run back and get into position. I, just get into position and depress the...Read complete review

    I'm very happy with it! If doing self portraits, don't have to run to camera and set timer and run back and get into position. I, just get into position and depress the focus and then shoot the picture. Can be 100 ft. are better away and hit the button and shoot the photo of wildlife are whatever. I, even let it hang off of the camera to use the pop-up flash when I need to.
    Have taken some great shots of myself using it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Save your money.

    I was thoroughly disappointed in this remote.

    It only worked half the time.
    In addition, the cable has the most annoying habit of dropping over the top of the lens,...Read complete review

    I was thoroughly disappointed in this remote.

    It only worked half the time.
    In addition, the cable has the most annoying habit of dropping over the top of the lens, marring the shot.

    What a waste of money. I do not recommend this product. At all.

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    5.0

    Easy to use

    By User

    from NC

    Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

    Haven't used it much yet but was easy to use straight out of the box. I also like that you don't have to be in direct view to use it

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    5.0

    Easy to use

    By JaeyJaey

    from Austin, TX

    Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

    Very simple and easy to use. It does everything I needed for taking long exposure photos. Love it!

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    3.0

    Works adequately, but short range

    By Enthusiast

    from Washington, DC Area

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

        All features of this release have worked well for me on my Canon 60D. However I have found that the range is nowhere near the advertised 100 meters. If I am further than 15-20 feet away from the camera, it often is out of range. Within that distance it works like a champ however.

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By Svgsmom

        from California

        Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

        Easy set up, easy to use right out of the box!!

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        5.0

        Works Like A Million Bucks!I

        By Bill

        from South Dakota

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

          I've used it some for architecture, portraits, etc. The "half" press on the shutter release sure works good -- focuses great and then all the way for the shot.-- Fiji X-E2 works flawlessly with it.

          Only problem I had was stupid on my part. i didn't notice the battery for the receiver was plastic shrink wrapped. Put it together and it didn't work. Looking closely, I did find the plastic on the battery, took it off and it has worked great ever since! First time I've ever used a wireless shutter release and this one works great. Reasonable price!

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          5.0

          Works Great!

          By Mike Van Gorder

          from Riverside, California

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

              I needed an electronic remote shutter release for both my Canon 40D and XSI to shoot night exposures and I found what I needed with the Vello. It works great and is adaptable to both cameras with the optional cable for the 40D. Inexpensive and suits my purpose well!

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              5.0

              Nikon D-90

              By Photodude55

              from Old Town, Maine

              Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

              Bought for my Nikon and love it. Works awesome

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              5.0

              Wokrs exactly as advertised!

              By Jimsea

              from Sacramento, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

                I was looking for a way to take pictures of a group we will be traveling with and still have myself in the photos. The remote release I tried previously ( A Canon RC-6) NEVER worked reliably and now it does work at tall! This Free Wave unit from Vello works very nicely. I had a problem or to at first, but only because I didn't have everything set up properly ("When all else fails, read the directions!") Now I'm confident that the group shots will have my mug in them along with everyone else's.

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                5.0

                WOW! Great Product

                By SelfPhoto2014

                from Rochester, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Product photography
                  • Self-portrait
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Underwater
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

                  I've never used a Remote Shutter Release prior to purchasing this product and so far it seems that I got it right the first time. FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter is awesome! Don't know what else to say. I didn't wanted to spend more than $ but reviews seemed to be better with this product and I went with it.Product is very small and compact. You don't have to point the controller directly to the camera, I tried it from another room and it still worked. It doesn't has to be attached to the camera shoe - while using an attached flash, you can have it dangle and it still works.My camera is Canon T3 and it works. Hold the button half way and it focuses to perfection. This is great for portraits. You don't need to set up timer and see if you would be in focus. This takes care all that. No regrets what-so-ever! It's worth every penny.

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                  5.0

                  Happy and would recommend

                  By Beaniebeagle

                  from Annapolis MD

                  Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

                  Does what it is supposed to
                  Like the distance you can be away from it. Haven't yet tried at the maximum range
                  Not overpriced and won't feel bad if I accidentally break it
                  Just make sure you get the correct model number for your camera
                  I would prefer a cheaper type of battery

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                  5.0

                  Easy to use...

                  By Other delights

                  from Massapequa, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

                    I used this to take portrait shots and video and was able to include myself in the shots ...it's small and fits easily in the camera case...

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                    5.0

                    works wonderfully

                    By CharlieD

                    from Joliet Ill

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

                      I love to be able to take photos while standing away from my subject, works great in the backyard with birds, and other animals.

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                      5.0

                      Great product for the price

                      By Tiny

                      from Portland Maine

                      Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

                      This product is great for what shooting I do it was recommended by b&h great price works well

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                      5.0

                      great remote

                      By bobbob

                      from No Nevada

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

                            I was just going to get a wired remote but the very helpful "chat" guy at B&H told me about this remote and Im so glad I got it,,,it makes life a lot easier in the field or at home,,,AND its only a few dollars more than the wired remote,,,great buy

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                            4.0

                            Very Handy!

                            By tnieusma

                            from Denver, Colorado

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

                              It is great that it will work either in the hot shoe or without it since I sometimes use a GPS.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              This works like a charm!

                              By BornBarefoot

                              from Alexdandria, VA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Great Picture Quality
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

                                I am taking a family portrait of 18 people (my family with me in it) and B&H recommended this item to me. I have been practicing for the big day and its sturdy, easy to use and works just like it says it will!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Like the wireless remote for my Canon

                                By earl the pearl

                                from holdenville, OK

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

                                  I use it to capture pictures of wildlife and humming birds.
                                  Very easy to use. Good instructions how to use it.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Works as advertised

                                  By Kt29

                                  from Idaho

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

                                    Use this wireless trigger for upclose photography of wildlife that one can't or shouldn't get close too. Also for everything that I would normally use a timer for.

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                                    4.0

                                    Very adequate for the price

                                    By Derek

                                    from CT

                                    About Me Photography Student

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Cheap
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Range

                                    Cons

                                    • No Flash Mounting

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Long exposures
                                    • Self Portrait

                                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

                                    I have used this wireless shutter release many times over the past few months. Most of my reasons for buying it were for long exposures so I could avoid camera shake, and doing self-portraits (running into position during the 10 second timer was getting old). This vello model has worked well. It is simple to mount and use, and has a good range, though I have not tried to see if the 320 ' maximum range is as advertised. There are only two deficiencies that I found. One is the angle that sometimes is required to hold the remote relative toward the camera, the shutter doesn't release in a complete 360 degrees you might hold the remote (like me, while taking self-portraits trying to hide it in my palm). The second is that there is no mounting for a flash above the hotshoe-mounted receiver like some more expensive models have.

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                                    5.0

                                    Awesome Freedom

                                    By Flash

                                    from Minneapolis MN

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Night Long Exposures
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection):

                                      Great for night and wildlife shots.

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                                      • No

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                                      Batteries & Power

                                      General Brand -  CR-2 3v Lithium Battery
                                      • You Pay: $3.99
                                       

                                      Will work only on the receiver.

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