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Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection

You Pay: $37.50
Product Highlights
  • 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 3-pin connection, i.e. Canon 1D series, 5D, 6D and 7D series DSLRs.

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: 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 6D, 7D, 1D, 1Ds, 1DS Mark II, 1Ds Mark III, 1Ds Mark IV and 1D X
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
The FreeWave includes a camera release cable that works with your particular camera model. By simply changing to another cable (additional purchase required) a single receiver can work with many other cameras as well.

Cables available are:
RCC-C1: Canon EOS: 60D, Elan series, Digital Rebel (300D), XT (350D), XTi (400D), XSi (450D), T1i (500D), T2i (550D) and XS (1000D); Contax: N & 645; Pentax: K110D, K100D, K200D K10D, K20D; *istDS, DS2, DS, DL2, DL, and D; Samsung: GX-S1, GX-1L, GX-10, and GX-20
RCC-C2: Canon EOS: 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 6D, 7D, 1D, 1Ds, 1DS Mark II, 1Ds Mark III, 1Ds Mark IV and 1D X
RCC-N1: Nikon: D1, D1H, D1X, D2, D3, D3x, D3s, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D200, D300, D300x, D300s and D700; Fuji: S3 and S5
RCC-N2: Nikon: D90, D3100, D5000 and D7000
RCC-N3: Nikon: D70s and D80
RCC-S1: Sony Alpha: 100, 200, 300, 320, 350, 380, 550, 700 and 900
RCC-O1: Olympus: E400, E410, E420, E450, E510, E520 and E620; SP-570UZ, SP-560UZ, and SP-510UZ

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 for Canon w/3-Pin Connection
  • Wireless RF Receiver
  • Wireless RF Transmitter
  • 23A 12V Battery for Transmitter
  • CR2 3V Battery for Receiver
  • FreeWave Camera Release Cable for Canon Cameras with 3-Pin Connection
  • Lanyard
  • Clip
  • User's Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloFreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection
     
    4.7

    (based on 320 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (228)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (88)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (259)
    • Lightweight (213)
    • Reliable (126)
    • Durable (77)
    • Compact (70)

    Cons

    • Not durable (7)
    • Heavy / bulky (6)
    • Flimsy construction (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (113)
    • Portraits (113)
    • Macro photography (95)
    • Travel (85)
    • Studio (74)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (78), Semi-professional (78), Professional (35), Photo enthusiast (33), Semi-pro photographer (30)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (274), Yes (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent But A Couple Drawbacks

    I bought this about 6 weeks ago and have used it in professional setting and also on leisurely outings. It works perfectly as described and it SO easy to use. It's nice not to...Read complete review

    I bought this about 6 weeks ago and have used it in professional setting and also on leisurely outings. It works perfectly as described and it SO easy to use. It's nice not to be slaved to line-of-sight or tethered to a cable. Autofocus feature is awesome.

    In the hustle of a pro session, I bent and almost broke off the antenna of the handset, without even realizing it. Easy to do if you're not paying attention to it. I hit it against my leg and it bent about 30 degrees. If it had broke I'd have been screwed. (shooting portraits on the beach)

    The curly cable sometimes gets in the way and has no clear way to handle it... awkward, can mess up shots if it gets in front of the lens, which is easier than it sounds.

    Also, when firing 4 or 8 frames a sec. on a Canon 7D in several long bursts the camera keep shooting... like 100 times before it stops. Not cool. Especially on Max Raw with limited memory card space. I had to learn how to handle it shooting that way. Stopped my session had to power off to get it to stop firing.

    All-in-all I love it now that I have learned how to be careful with it.

    Oh! It's SOOO EASY TO LOSE THE HANDSET. I can't tell you how many times, as with any remote, I have spent 20 minutes trying to remember where I set it down! If you lose it you're completely screwed. (I keep all three components together in a ziplock baggie now so it all goes as 1 thing.)

    So Be Careful not to lose the handset, don't brake the antenna, don't shoot too many long bursts, figure out how you will handle securing the cord and this is a GREAT little wireless remote! I love it, now that I have learned what to be careful of. I mean I love it a lot and wouldn't use anything else! It's a GREAT PRODUCT!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works pretty well

    The remote works pretty well, but I have encountered a couple of quirky glitches with it. Once it got "stuck" and wouldn't stop activating the shutter. It works great for...Read complete review

    The remote works pretty well, but I have encountered a couple of quirky glitches with it. Once it got "stuck" and wouldn't stop activating the shutter. It works great for the most part though, but I would be concerned about using it for anything "mission critical".

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    3.0

    Lightweight

    By KK

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

      Useful, but do not use frequently

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      • No

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      5.0

      FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release

      By GB

      from Charlotte, NC area

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

          This product is a major convenience for me and I'll suppose most users of Capture One. I can shoot and keep my eyes on my monitor without turning around to press my remote shutter release that was hard wired to my camera. This device has a built in antennae, but I don't have to use it within my photo shoot room. A great product at a great price!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Compact Freedom

          By Jim

          from Louisiana

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

            Great little helper. While I have not had the chance to test this at the maximum range I do not expect any difficulties. The product works well and is light weight, a bonus in my opinion. I would recommend a lanyard for the trigger as it tends to get lost in the camera bag.

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            4.0

            great for self portraits

            By kitkatherine

            from Deefield Beach, FL

            Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

            As a style blogger, I rely on a remote for many of my photos. I used an infrared for years with some frustrations, and had been using the Panasonic app with my new GX7. This remote if perfect if you need to be able to shoot from a long distance. Its a little large in comparison to the micro four/thirds build, but light enough it doesn't make it too top heavy. Works wonderfully!

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            5.0

            Good!

            By sbaek

            from Shoreline wa

            Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

            Very easy to setup and so far no problem.

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            5.0

            Great Product

            By Aaron

            from Riverside Ca

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

            This item is pretty basic and straight forward. It works great and does exactly what you need it to. The only downside to it is I feel like I am going to break it accidentally. The three pin connector doesn't feel very sturdy.

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            4.0

            Works well

            By Cam

            from San Francisco

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

              Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

              Very easy to set up and use. I own a 6D and had some trouble with continuous shooting. All other functions seem to work well.

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              5.0

              A super remote!

              By Al

              from Houston, TX

              Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

              i bought this remote for family shots so I wouldn't have to use the self-timer and run to get into the scene. It works great for that. I have also used it when shooting Christmas lights to avoid using the camera's shutter release which could introduce vibration. It works very well and is easy to set-up & use.

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              4.0

              Comfortable Remote Control

              By terny

              from Irvine, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

                It's very good using but not enough good size.

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                5.0

                As advertised

                By ronK

                from loveland co

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

                  Works great so far. I use it with my Canon 5dmkiii and it works well both inside and out. The most distance from the camera I've used it is about 25 feet with no problems.

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                  5.0

                  Working Great

                  By AD

                  from Havana, FL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

                    Much easier than using a flash wireless to trigger my camera. I have struggled for years with other more expense systems but this one is easier to use and less stressful. I haven't tried the unit at any great distances yet. It works fine for what I am using it for and I have used it indoors and outside without any problems.

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                    5.0

                    Initial impression is positive

                    By Mark

                    from Ohio

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

                      I've only had this for a short time and have not had an opportunity to use it much, but my initial impressions are that it works well. I've tested both the wired and wireless functions, both work well. I've only tested its range to about 10 feet, but that worked well. It does support changing frequencies if you encounter interference with other devices, but the out-of-box setting was working fine for me. If you have your camera set for high-speed multi-shot, it's difficult to depress the button once and only get a single shot. Mine took at least two shots every time. Once I set the camera to single-shot, all worked as expected.

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                      4.0

                      Good product

                      By JUAN

                      from ATLANTA, GA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

                        Its perfect to do time lapses

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Better than the IR remote trigger

                        By leebm

                        from Rochester, NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos

                          Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

                          I use it to get family photos with my toddler and prefer it to the IR trigger because you don't have to be on the right side of the lens to trigger. It's also easier to hide the remote. The option to take five photos with one press of the button is also fantastic when trying to get one of my kid looking at the camera.

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                          5.0

                          works as intended

                          By woody

                          from US Virgin Islands

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

                            I set up the camera on a tripod and shoot birds over a feeder. It lets me get away so the birds are so shy.

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                            4.0

                            FreeWave Sets Me Free

                            By Ransomtech

                            from Rochester, NY

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Responsive

                            Cons

                            • Feature Poor

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

                            Using this product to trigger remote shutter. Works great. Much better than the Canon iOS app I've been using. It's responsive, has a great range, and still allows for the flash to be mounted in the hot shoe mount if necessary.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Remote

                            By Jennifer

                            from Dallas, TX

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • No Cons In My Opinion

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Self-portraits Fine Art
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

                            I have experimented with various remotes and this is the first one that surpassed my expectations. Because of attenae on remote, if you are shooting self-portraits or need to step away from scene, you do not have to directly point remote at camera. This has been a life saver for me. I have been working on some Cindy Sherman style photos for a project and the past three remotes I used were very frustrating. Extremely happy with the FreeWave Wireless Remote and highly recommend it. I use a Canon 5D Mark ii FYI.

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                            5.0

                            WORKS GREAT

                            By Bill

                            from Utah

                            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 for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

                              This is good plug and play it came with everything you need even the battery
                              very easy to set up. I have taken 12 sessions and it has worked without any problems. I would recommend it anyone taking kids, families, landscapes or anything else.

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                              5.0

                              Works well, as expected

                              By Jim the Runner

                              from Seattle

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

                                  nice addition to trigger shutter for bulb exp, remote, etc.

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                                  4.0

                                  handy gadget

                                  By sam

                                  from NH

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Better Than Cable Release
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Long Term Durability

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Any Shot Using A Tripod
                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection:

                                  I've only used it for a couple of photo sessions so far but it seems to work fine.

                                  Used it over a distanc eof about 20 ft. Didn't neeed to extend antenna at that range.

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

                                  Will work only on the receiver.

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