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Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection

You Pay: $35.49
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 the Nikon DC-2 connection, i.e. Nikon D90, D600, D3200, D5300 and D7100 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
Nikon: Df, D90, D600, D610, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D7000 and D7100; CoolPix P7800
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: 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 & G1 X; Contax: N and 645; Fujifilm: X-E1, X-E2; X-100 (original version); Hasselblad: H series; Pentax: K100D, K110D, K200D, K-5, K-7, K10D, K20D, K30, *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, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D7000 and D7100; CoolPix P7800
RCC-S1: Sony: Alpha A100, A200, A300, 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-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 for Nikon DC-2 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®

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    VelloFreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection
     
    4.7

    (based on 183 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (133)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (46)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (169)
    • Lightweight (136)
    • Reliable (77)
    • Durable (49)
    • Compact (44)

    Cons

    • Poor design (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (71)
    • Landscape photography (68)
    • Macro photography (56)
    • Travel (53)
    • Family photos (44)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (63), Semi-professional (31), Photo enthusiast (25), Semi-pro photographer (19), Casual user (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (170), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best Value for Top Quality Remote

    Great for self portraits,low light photos.This remote is easy to use, I removed it from the box and began using it without reading the instructions. It keeps the camera steady upon shutter release.I...Read complete review

    Great for self portraits,low light photos.This remote is easy to use, I removed it from the box and began using it without reading the instructions. It keeps the camera steady upon shutter release.I have yet to use it at any distance over about 25 feet but will be later as I plan to shoot birds feeding and wildlife. I love taking night shots and am glad to have such a great remote at a great price.

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    Not for Extreme Cold

    I purchased this remote to photograph northern lights with my Nikon D90. In the cold, dark night at -13F I could not get it to work for me, though it worked ok when...Read complete review

    I purchased this remote to photograph northern lights with my Nikon D90. In the cold, dark night at -13F I could not get it to work for me, though it worked ok when I tried it earlier, indoors. I ended up manually holding down the shutter and counting the seconds. It would probably work fine for less extreme conditions.

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    4.0

    Great for self-portraits

    By Shannon

    from Northampton, MA

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

      I previously bought a Vello cable shutter release and found the limited range frustrating for my photo projects. After a semester of daily use, the cable finally started to malfuction. I bought the wireless remote shutter release and it's worked like a charm since. I use it primarily for long-term documentation project where I take self-portraits of myself taking medication.I love the distance it has and the ease of set up.

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      5.0

      Works like a charm on my OMD 5

      By plofiz

      from tel aviv

      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 DC-2 Connection:

        Works like a charm on my OMD 5

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Purchase

        By E.G.

        from Middletown, CT

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Works well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

          Great item for the money, gets the job done!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good Shutter release at a good price

          By rme1107

          from New Orleans, LA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

              I use this with my Nikon D5300. It works great. Quick and easy set up. Also lightweight.

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              5.0

              Great remote. Great price.

              By Jirv311

              from Loveland, CO

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Night photography

                Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

                I needed a remote for night photography and this has served its purpose beautifully. And the price just happens to be right as well.

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                • No

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                5.0

                A Bargin!!

                By terry

                from Hinckley, Mn

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Not That Expensive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

                  This is a great addition to by D7000 and D610 as it works on both perfectly. Easy to hook up and simple to operate and not that expensive. That is all I ever ask for. Only had it for 3 weeks but it seems to well built.

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                  5.0

                  Very effective remote release

                  By Lunkerbass6

                  from Monterey, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

                    This is an incredibly effective remote release and is certainly priced reasonably. I use it with the cable for the D80 (purchased separately). It works as advertised, is lightweight, and, so far, very reliable. It is especially useful for time exposures to minimize camera shake. It enables focusing before release. It even allows use of the Bulb setting for long time exposures. I am very pleased with this accessory and recommend it.

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                    5.0

                    Always have one in your gadget bag !

                    By shoreshotron

                    from Toms River, NJ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

                      A great product making it very easy to get that perfect shot !

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                      5.0

                      Very useful and easy to use!

                      By Museum Guy

                      from Northern New York

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

                          Remote shutter release is perfect for low light photography and those situations when there can be absolutely no movment on the tripod.

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                          5.0

                          Best Value for Top Quality Remote

                          By Mikey

                          from Chattanooga, TN

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

                            Great for self portraits,low light photos.This remote is easy to use, I removed it from the box and began using it without reading the instructions. It keeps the camera steady upon shutter release.I have yet to use it at any distance over about 25 feet but will be later as I plan to shoot birds feeding and wildlife. I love taking night shots and am glad to have such a great remote at a great price.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Perfect Solution for Various Photos

                            By Emprised

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Great value
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Tight Install Removal

                            Best Uses

                            • Heavens -stars Moon Etc
                            • Macro Ex Snowflakes
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

                            This remote is the answer to three challenges I have in taking photos, namely, (1) not scaring away the birds or other creatures by getting close, (2) not moving the camera when plunging the shutter, especially for long distance and macro photos, or long bulb shots, and (3)setting up a good photo that would include me. Works like a charm. I can even be in another room of my home, with the camera focused on the feeder. This will focus the camera first and shoot second.

                            So far, the only thing I do not like is that the piece that inserts into my camera is a very tight fit. This can be good, but it can also make it rather difficult to install and, worse, to remove.

                            In any event, I liked the product so much, and it was such a good value, I have already gifted one to a friend.

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                            5.0

                            Great product in every aspect

                            By Jason

                            from Marlinton, WV

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use
                            • High Quality
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

                              This product is amazing. Very easy to use and reliable.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Easy to use

                              By Mike the picture taker

                              from CT

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

                                Esay to set up and use. A plus to my photography!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Works great

                                By David C

                                from Clearwater, Fl

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Inexpensive
                                • Responsive

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Bracketing
                                  • HDR
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Real Estate
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

                                  I am a professional photographer and am using the FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection by Vello to remotely fire my camera for tripod shot in HDR and bracketing. It works great in all aspects. This was a great and inexpensive solution. Have not found any downside except for the number of items to keep track of. (However, the same can be said of the competition).

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect Solution

                                  By RonD Photo Guy

                                  from Bethlehem, CT

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

                                    I use this when I have the camera on the tripod, for birds, landscapes, and sometimes for group shots with me in the photo.
                                    It is very compact and the coiled spring cord keeps it out of the way when in use. The fact that it is an RF link to the remote means I can sit across the room from my setup and shoot birds at the bird feeder!
                                    The only downside I have seen is that it is one of those devices you have to hold the button for a few seconds to turn on or off (as opposed to a switch). But a lot of things are that way now days...

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                                    5.0

                                    Good product

                                    By Just Getting Started

                                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                                    About Me Photography Student

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

                                      I am using this with a Nikon D5200. It is very easy to use and a real bargin! Would definitely recommmend. You can autofocus the camera remotely with this device and you do not have to be in line sight of the device to make it work since it uses radio frequencies. I personally would not buy an infrared remote with this being available and easily affordable; much more versatile.

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                                      5.0

                                      D7000 issue...

                                      By DaveO

                                      from Plainfield,Ct

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                      • Bulky

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

                                      Worked fine on my D3100 several months ago. Put it on my D7000 and all looked good except the shutter wouldn't release. Finally figured out that I had selected "remote" on the release mode dial. I believe that's for IR units. At any rate it works perfectly in the other modes!

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                                      5.0

                                      Wonderful Product used with Nikon D7000

                                      By Dave

                                      from Greensboro, NC

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Good Audio Quality
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

                                        Recently bought this to use my D7000 on a Tripod for Christmas party photos of Santa for about 60 kids. It was nice to walk away from the tripod a bit and talk to the kids as they snuggled on Santa's lap, and just press the button half way to autofocus and all the way to click the shot. Totally wireless but you can use the wired receiver (into the GPS port on the D7000) which also can be used to click shots with no battery needed. Nice work.

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                                        5.0

                                        Works As Advertised!

                                        By JTC

                                        from Franklin, TN

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Wildlife Photos

                                          Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

                                          I had this item previously, but it the switch on it broke and I had to replace it. This one works fine and I use it for releasing the shutter with the least vibration possible.

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                                          5.0

                                          Simple & Easy to Use

                                          By Jonny

                                          from Orange County CA

                                          About Me Casual Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                            Comments about Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Nikon DC-2 Connection:

                                            Batteries included. Used it all weekend for astrophotography with out issue.

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

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