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

B&H # VERWC1 Mfr # RW-C1
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
Contax: N and 645
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 232 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (167)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (56)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (196)
    • Lightweight (166)
    • Reliable (101)
    • Durable (62)
    • Compact (47)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (98)
    • Landscape photography (82)
    • Macro photography (76)
    • Travel (69)
    • Everyday (59)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (97), Photo enthusiast (36), Semi-professional (30), Casual user (16), Semi-pro photographer (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (192), 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.

    Reviewed by 232 customers

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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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      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Rick K

      from Kodak TN

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

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

        I use this remote when I have my camera and long lens set up on my tripod to catch the birds in my waterfall at my pond

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        • No

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        5.0

        Best solution for bulb shooting

        By NurseRavi

        from NJ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          Great for long range long exposure shooting.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great value

          By flecha

          from Texas

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            I use it for preventing camara shake during landscape photos and for getting closer to wildlife.

            It's light weight, easy to use, and worked right out of the package.

            A great value.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great product

            By Chris

            from Illinois

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

            Love it

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            5.0

            Works Perfectly

            By Stevo

            from Houston, Tx

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

            After running it through the paces, it worked perfectly. No issues with non-line of sight applications.

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            4.0

            Works fine but there's one minor issue

            By BW man

            from Tenafly, NJ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                When the receiver is mounted on the shoe, it makes it hard to use the viewfinder. I ended up just letting it dangle by its wire.

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                4.0

                Easy Setup

                By Happy Camper

                from Florida

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

                Set it up quickly on location and it does what it says! Haven't gone too far away to test the distance of the receiver but happy with its performance. If I had more money to spend on a remote release, I probably would have gone with one with more control over the shutter for long exposures. I recommend this product and like the ease of use. No instruction manual required except for blondes (like me) that need the pictoral diagrams to show where to attach to camera. :-)

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                5.0

                Wireless wonder

                By WV rich

                from West Virginia

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

                This works great! The range is better than even more expensive models. If you are looking for wireless control, then this is the one.

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                5.0

                Great product

                By Rlpnow09

                from Wash dc

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

                This truly fits the bill... Amateur photographer trying to move to the next level

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                5.0

                Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter

                By Nautilus1413

                from Clearwater, FL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                  I'm glad I purchased this wireless remote shutter. I can now take portraits of myself without manually focusing the camera and using my dlsr's timer. These remote shutter release are small and sleek, perfect inside my camera bag. Affordability is a plus too!

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                  5.0

                  Finally got to work

                  By Sherm the hacker

                  from Snohomish, WA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • Lacking Instructions

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                  At first had problems it would not trip the shutter. Little feature that Cannon nor FreeWave explained is the cammera has to be on "AI Foucs or AI servo" for the remote function to work. Onced I fighred that out the remote worked great regardless if I was in fromt or behind or off to the side, just did not matter.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  functions exactly as intended.

                  By Dim

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      it's cheap, not super bulky and easy to use. i tried a bower version that was just too bulky. this one is relatively sleek and extremely simple to use. i'd recommend it to anyone.

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                      5.0

                      Works through walls!

                      By aurora chaser

                      from Little Rock, AR

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Excellent For Distance
                      • Works Through A Barrier

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife Photos

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

                        Bought this to upgrade from the not-so-great remote in a bundle. This remote does the job! I can set up the camera, attach the sensor, (which is not extremely bulky) and take awesome photos of the night sky without shaking the set up. Tried it at home just for fun and worked through the wall!

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                        4.0

                        Great value, great product

                        By He who is always right

                        from Auckland, New Zealand

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife Photos

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

                          Use on a Canon G12. Easy to set up, who needs a manual. Works like it should. Like the fact that by changing adaptor cables the unit is able to be used on different style connection cameras.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent Wireless Remote Shutter

                          By Mike & Kelly B.

                          from Maryland

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

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

                            Once my husband and I chose our tripod legs (Feisol CT-3442) and ball head (Feisol CB-40D) for our trip to the Smoky Mountains, we set out to find a good quality remote shutter release that would allow us to take long exposure waterfall shots without jiggling the camera. And this remote fit the bill!

                            It's very small and lightweight (a plus, since we took it hiking every day), and very simple to use. While we initially bought the remote to take long exposure shots of water, we also ended up using it (with our camera on our tripod) to take some photos of both of us as well...something we wouldn't have been able to do with a wired remote.

                            All in all, this is an awesome little piece of equipment, and one that we would highly recommend. We had no issues with setting it up or using it, and anticipate that we will get a lot of use out of it in the years to come!

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                            5.0

                            It does what it's supposed to do

                            By MEE

                            from Vermont

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Convenient
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Wildlife Photos

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

                              I bought this remote control based on reviews and am pleased with it. It's convenient and easy to use. My only complaint is that the manual has mistakes in it, which initially confused me, but I figured it out anyway.

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                              4.0

                              Vello Wireless Remote Shutter Release

                              By stone lion

                              from Lancaster PA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Wildlife Photos

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

                                Pro: The Vello Wireless Remote Shutter Release is easy to install and use. I found a quick set up time a quick read of the manuel. I have used it a few times and at this point a great product for shutter release. I like the remote system from a distance.
                                I must have read the order wrong and didn't order the correct cable for the Mk2II so I had to reorder the correct cable. I will take that on me not the product. It works fine.
                                Con: I haven't used it enough to find any problems with it I give it a hardy thumbs up.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Very happy with this wireless remote

                                By Khalisa

                                from Houston, TX

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy set up
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Worked Right The First Ti

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel
                                • Wildlife Photos

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

                                I had been trying to photograph some hummingbirds in my backyard without much success, as they would fly away when they saw me. I received this remote, set it up and have been taking pictures of the birds every since.

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                                5.0

                                Works fine with my G12

                                By Bahman

                                from Kingston, ON

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                                  It simply works and is a good investment. A smaller one with a longer range is surely nicer but I do not see an apparent way of making this smaller at no extra cost. Good product.

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                                  Batteries & Power

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

                                  Will work only on the receiver.

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