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Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection

You Pay: $35.90
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 10-pin connection, i.e. Nikon D1, D2, D3 series and Fuji S3 and S5 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 the 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
Nikon: D4, D3, D3x, D3s, D2, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D1, D1H, D1X, D200, D300, D300x, D300s, D700, D800 & D800E
Fuji: S3 and S5
Kodak: DCS-14N
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, 7D, 1D, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark1, 1DS Mark II, 1Ds Mark III and 1Ds Mark IV
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 Nikon w/10-Pin Connection
  • Wireless RF Receiver
  • Wireless RF Transmitter
  • 23A 12V Battery for Transmitter
  • CR2 3V Battery for Receiver
  • FreeWave Camera Release Cable for Select Nikon Cameras
  • Lanyard
  • Clip
  • User's Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    VelloFreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection
     
    4.6

    (based on 212 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (148)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (56)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (185)
    • Lightweight (154)
    • Reliable (89)
    • Durable (54)
    • Compact (40)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (5)
    • Not durable (4)
    • Heavy / bulky (3)
    • Poor design (3)

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (85)
    • Landscape photography (84)
    • Portraits (76)
    • Studio (58)
    • Travel (58)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (71), Semi-professional (47), Photo enthusiast (29), Professional (22), Semi-pro photographer (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (195), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing, especially for the price

    Okay, I've seen some complaints about how this thing won't work at 'maximum ideal' range which I suppose might cause some issues for extreme remote wildlife users but so far I haven't had...Read complete review

    Okay, I've seen some complaints about how this thing won't work at 'maximum ideal' range which I suppose might cause some issues for extreme remote wildlife users but so far I haven't had occasion to work at 100-150 feet. I purchased this to replace a Nikon IR remote which I bought for $150++ and which I discovered only worked about 30% of the time under ideal conditions. That's the first really BAD item I've seen with the Nikon brand; it always chose not to work when I needed it most...
    This Pearstone unit has been perfect so far at ranges up to 50-75ft and in industrial settings with lots of EM 'noise' and other interference. Also good for the 'group' shots I get tapped to do when I have to be part of the 'group'; no running to get into the shot with a delay timer and no 'peeking' out around folks with the stupid Nikon controller in hand trying to 'point at' their receiver. Works every time!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Pearstone RW-N1 FreeWave Wireless Remote

    This wireless remote was acquired for
    the specified capability of functioning at
    a range of 100 meters. Wildlife photography
    was the objective. The system functioned perfectly when indoors at...Read complete review

    This wireless remote was acquired for
    the specified capability of functioning at
    a range of 100 meters. Wildlife photography
    was the objective. The system functioned perfectly when indoors at ranges up to 20 ft. When tested outdoors at the local soccer field and attempting all possible configurations,
    the maximum range achieved was never more Than
    30 meters.

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    5.0

    Works perfectly.

    By Gary

    from North Georgia

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

      I opened the package, read the directions and tried both wireless and wired modes. Each worked perfectly with no problems. This was on a Nikon D800.

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      5.0

      Great value

      By PW

      from MA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good value

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

          Works great, and compatible with many camera models via accessory connector cables. Excellent value.

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          4.0

          Does the job

          By WilsonRiver flowers

          from Tillamook,OR

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Trigger On Unit Or Remote

          Cons

          • A bit large

          Best Uses

          • Macro Mup Trigger

          Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

          Macro photography. Nikon D810 with Nikon 105 and 200mm. It does what you want a remote trigger to do. As with all such equipment, if it were half its size I would like it better. I attach it to a "Y" cable and not directly to the camera. Sometimes fails to trigger. Perhaps a slight open in the 10 pin. I like the ability to trigger either with wireless remote or directly on the unit.

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          5.0

          Hummingbirds

          By Phil G.

          from Granger, IN

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

            I bought this device specifically to take pictures of Hummingbirds around the feeder. It is very easy to use, and works like a charm. Simply connect the receiver to your 10 pin connection and use the hot shoe to hold it. Turn it on and that's it. I'm taking pictures through a glass door from about 20 feet, no problem. I typically shoot a bunch of frames simultaneously, and all I have to do is have the camera set up correctly and hold down the button on the transmitter. While the unit has a bunch of channel options, I was able use mine right out of the box and didn't have to program the unit. Not sure how well the battery will hold up in the transmitter or receiver, but I've shot probably 1000 frames and no problem yet. NOTE: The image I posted is a little soft, but that's because of shooting in low light, not the remote.

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            5.0

            Excellent Product

            By Phil G.

            from South Bend, Indiana

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

              I bought this to photograph Hummingbirds at a feeder outside my back door with a Nikon D800. The unit is easy to connect and works great. I am able to trigger the camera for continuous shooting through glass without any apparent necessity to orient the unit on the camera in any particular direction. So far I have only used this at a distance of about 20 feet. I am using the frequency that was provided by the manufacturer and am having no problems with interference.

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              4.0

              So Far So Good

              By Tomu

              from Robbinsville, NJ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Buttons Finicky
              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

              • Astrophotography
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

              Used this while photographing the super moon and running around light painting the environment I was in. Worked well from at least 100 feet away. The power on button is a little small for me and finicky, and you have to hold the shutter button on the remote for a few seconds to trigger bulb mode (although your camera is already in bulb mode) But once I figured that out it worked reliably for the duration. Happy with the purchase.

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              5.0

              Great remote for an amazing price.

              By John Ricard

              from New York, NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

                    I used this remote to mount my camera on a bar on near my ceiling to shoot the cover of the Zane novel, "The Other Side of the Bed." Hard to believe a wireless remote is so low priced.

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                    5.0

                    Great for long exposures

                    By Registrada

                    from Texas

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Long exposures

                      Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

                      Reasonably priced,works great, either wired or wireless. Conveniently fits in hot shoe. I love it for long exposures.

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                      5.0

                      Remote shutter release for Nikon D300

                      By DeAnna

                      from USA

                      Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

                      I have only used this a few times since I bought it, but so far it is great! Other than just using it for family pictures, I bought this to use at my daughter's 8th birthday slumber party. We set up a photobooth and wanted the girls to control the picture taking so we would get pictures where they were being themselves. They took over 900 pictures. If this can hold up under continuous use by 8-10 year old girls, it will probably hold up under anything. Very pleased with this purchase, especially as the Nikon brand set up I would have had to buy for my D300 would have cost me a small fortune.

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                      4.0

                      Works perfectly

                      By whitwhit

                      from Philadelphia, PA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Few Attachment Options

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Portraits
                      • Self-portraits
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

                      I really like this remote. It's cheap, easy to use, and lightweight. I guess some consider it too light, but it's like $[$]dollars so I'm not sure what they were expecting. It does not feel flimsy to me - the antenna would be a major tell if it was poorly made, but I thought it felt stable.My only complaint is that I wish there were some other mounting options for the receiving end. I use this mostly in my studio while the hot shoe is occupied with a transmitter for my strobes, so I hook it up via 10-Pin. I have no idea what to suggest though. Overall, for the price it's great. Works great, easy to use and pack. I would recommend it.

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                      4.0

                      Well built remote control

                      By Cap'nInZano

                      from Montana

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

                          does not work well past 30' unless you point at receiver

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                          5.0

                          Reliable, fires every time

                          By CK

                          from New Jersey

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Product photography
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

                            This is a reasonably priced, reliable and essential piece of equipment no photographer should be without.
                            Many times I use my Nikon tethered to a laptop/tablet, the FreeWave allows me the freedom of movement and get the shot. For portraits, I can be closer to my subject to elicit the right kind of expression.
                            The receiver has a shoe mount, but I prefer to Velcro it to the side of my bracket/tripod and leave the shoe free for flash.
                            I like the fact I can shoot instantly or with a 2 second delay and mirror up for long exposures.
                            The transmitter has been very reliable and I have not had to raise the antenna yet.
                            Yes the plastic feels thin, but I'm careful with my equipment, and I still have gear over 30 years old looking and working pretty good. If you tend to be rougher, the price is right to get a spare or two as back ups.

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                            4.0

                            Quick & Easy set up...

                            By burly dude

                            from Northern Colorado

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

                              This wireless remote shutter release was very easy to setup and use right out of the box with no special instructions. The only battery goes into the receiver that attaches to the hotshoe, the handheld unit does not have a battery to install, it evidently does not need one (?). I thought that was strange and it makes me wonder if there is a power source to replace (ever) or if the unit is considered disposable when it runs out of power.

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                              5.0

                              So far so good!!

                              By kewlmom

                              from Wellington, FL

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

                                I hooked up the wireless remote to my D700 and it was fast and easy and worked like a dream. I love this product.

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                                5.0

                                Why I went so long without this product

                                By Ray the shutterbug

                                from Canada

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

                                  I'm still wondering why I went so long before purchasing this Vello Wireless remote shutter release for my Nikon D300 (10 pin connector). Works great right out of the box. Just put battery in and no fuss, it works great. Now, when shooting in the cold, I can stay warm in my car and shoot pictures. I can do long exposures too which is a plus. Great release for the price.

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                                  4.0

                                  Good for the price

                                  By bradnseattle

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy Construction

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

                                  This is a pretty good deal. I recently used this product on a backpacking trip in Mt Rainier. The range is limited without the antenna extended which is ok. However I also purchased this to do self portraits, so with the antenna extended it is difficult to use. Beware of using the 2 second delay - and then dropping the remote in tall grass - yeah. It is cheap - but serves it's purpose. I did not give 5 stars because I do have a difficult time getting the 10-pin connected. I own the Nikon wired remomte.

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                                  4.0

                                  Wireless Shutter Release

                                  By ThomasHenry Photo

                                  from Sherman, TX

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

                                    The Vello FreeWave works as advertised.

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                                    5.0

                                    Reasonable Price...

                                    By jmj575m

                                    from Chicago, Illinois, USA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

                                        Does what it's supposed to do--with features some others lack! It's great that, if you've got more than one different camera with a different interface, you'll only need to buy the cable for the different camera!

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                                        4.0

                                        Picture yourself...

                                        By the adventurer

                                        from on the road

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

                                          Ever try taking a picture of yourself using the camera timer? Set everything up, get things started, run into the picture and then something goes wrong?

                                          This little device helps fix that. While not a replacement for being behind your camera, it will let you take those pictures that require you to be somewhere else. Set things up, leisurely stroll to where you want to be and start snapping. And you don't have to run back to reset the timer every shot.

                                          And it's small and easy to carry with you.

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                                          4.0

                                          Great bang for the buck!

                                          By Chris P

                                          from Arlington, TX

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Cost effective
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                          • Bulky

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Automotive Photography
                                          • Cityscapes
                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Macro Photography

                                          Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon w/10-Pin Connection:

                                          Purchased for use with my D700. Local camera store told me that I wouldn't be able to find a remote for under $200!Very intuitive to use and very reliable. My only dislike is that the cable can get in the way at times since it is slightly longer than it needs to be for my Nikon. The only con I could think of about this product is that it is somewhat bulky once on the camera. However most of the time while being used the camera is on a tripod or secured some other way so it doesn't really matter.Overall great product and great value for the money!

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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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