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Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon)

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Product Highlights
  • Reduced Interference 2.4GHz Frequency
  • Range Up to 320' (100 m)
  • 16 Possible Channels
  • Built-In Internal Antenna
  • Press Shutter Halfway to Focus
  • Four-Second Delay
  • Multi-Exposure Function
  • Control Length of Exposure Remotely
  • Works Wired or Wirelessly
  • Change Release Cable for Diff. Cameras

Vello's FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz is a complete lightweight remote control outfit that provides a way to trip your camera's shutter while avoiding any possible unwanted camera movement. The FreeWave Plus works in either wired or wireless mode. This is ideal for photographing wildlife, and for macro and close-up photos or long exposures, where the slightest camera movement can ruin a picture.

With the dual function release, press halfway to focus, then press all the way to trigger the shutter. A four-second delay function makes it easy to produce self-portraits. Working on the 2.4GHz frequency gives you reduced radio interference and an extended range (up to 320' (100 m))--you don't need to have line-of-sight alignment, either, as radio waves will pass through walls, windows and floors.

This remote control will work with virtually any major brand of camera--just switch the dedicated release cable. LED indicators confirm pre-focus and exposure when in wireless mode. The FreeWave Plus is capable of multiple exposures with a single press of the trigger, and you can control the length of long exposures remotely, also.

Compatible Cameras
Nikon: D1, D1H, D1X, D2, D200, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D3, D300, D300s, D3s, D3x, D4, D4s, D700, D800, D800e and D810
Fuji: S3 and S5
Kodak: DCS-14N
2.4GHz Radio Frequency
Reduced interference and improved wireless signal quality.
Extended Range
Up to 320' (100 m) range.
16 Possible Channels
One transmitter can trigger multiple receivers.
Built-In Antenna
Destruction-proof internal antenna.
Dual-Function Release
Press halfway to focus; press fully to trigger shutter.
Delayed Release
Four-second delay function gives you extra time to get into position.
Multi-Exposure
Take multiple shots with one press of the trigger.
Long Exposure
Control the length of the exposure remotely.
Multi-Function
Trigger your camera wirelessly or wired. Wired triggering works even if the battery is dead or missing.
Versatile
One receiver works with dozens of camera models. Just swap out the camera release cable.
LED Indicators
Confirm pre-focus and exposure during wireless mode.
Power Supply Transmitter: 2x AAA
Receiver: 2x AAA
Battery Life Transmitter: 3 Years
Receiver: 300 Hours
Channels 16
Range 320' (100 m) with no obstructions
Frequency 2.4GHz
Confirmation LEDs 2 Color
Shutter Modes Single Shot, 4-Second Delay, Continuous, 1-Second Continuous, & Bulb
Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon)
  • Wireless Transmitter
  • Wireless Receiver
  • FreeWave Camera Release Cable for Select Nikon & Fuji Cameras
  • FreeWave Camera Release Cable for Select Nikon Cameras
  • 4 x AAA Batteries
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    VelloFreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon)
     
    4.6

    (based on 155 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (105)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (43)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (125)
    • Lightweight (104)
    • Reliable (58)
    • Compact (37)
    • Durable (34)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (9)
    • Heavy / bulky (6)
    • Not durable (6)
    • Poor design (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (54)
    • Macro photography (47)
    • Portraits (46)
    • Travel (41)
    • Landscape/scenery (36)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (42), Photo enthusiast (24), Semi-professional (24), Professional (18), Semi-pro photographer (17)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (130), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very pleased

    I got this as part of the Vello accessory bundle for the Nikon D7000. I primarily got the bundle for the battery grip but figured this would be a nice bonus. It...Read complete review

    I got this as part of the Vello accessory bundle for the Nikon D7000. I primarily got the bundle for the battery grip but figured this would be a nice bonus. It is.

    This wireless remote works very reliably and quickly. The model I received has an internal antenna in the remote transmitter unit, so concerns other reviewers have expressed about the flimsy telescopic antenna are a non-issue. The range might be slightly compromised, a typical outcome with an internal antenna. I haven't tested the bounds of the range yet, but I have used this at 40-50 feet without any issues.

    Setup is extremely simple as is usage. The manual is sufficient and the options are all I can forsee needing. This is a great adjunct, allowing long exposures without risk of camera shake, enabling the photographer to get in the picture easily, and allows remote control for situations such as shooting birds or other critters that visit feeders or for shooting insects that alight upon flowers. Some potential good macro uses as well.

    Size is great. The model I received uses AAA batteries in both the transmitter and receiver (typical cheap imported no-name batteries were included, which I consider a bonus) and I like that these batteries can be found almost anywhere near civilization rather than harder-to-find button batteries.

    The included cables seem of pretty decent quality, and are coiled, which is a big plus.

    I'm very pleased with this purchase and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    sometimes finicky

    i also have nikon's ML-3 infrared remote, it is reliable and seems it will last a long time. the only downside is not with the remote itself, but the nature of infrared...Read complete review

    i also have nikon's ML-3 infrared remote, it is reliable and seems it will last a long time. the only downside is not with the remote itself, but the nature of infrared restricts the range and positioning. so i ordered the freewave rf remote.

    my only concern is that it seems not to work too well when you change in between the modes (single, continuous, bulb, timer). sometimes it requires powering off the receiver for changes to take effect.

    also be careful and only plug in the receiver to the camera while BOTH are powered off.

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    4.0

    Works great - love the features

    By jayleone

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

    I choose this one for the price and shooting modes. It works great. Only wish these were a little lower profile. However, they all seem about this size.

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    4.0

    So far so good

    By Alex

    from New Jersey

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Buttons Easily Pressed
    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

    Works fine out of the box. I can use the wire and receiver for long shots where you don't want to risk camera shake or wireless for those group selfies!

    What I didn't like about it is the build quality. pictures make it appear that it's made of some kind of metal but it's actually plastic. The lightness of the units also gives it that cheap, easily broken feel.

    Take care storing these since the buttons can be depressed if it bumps against anything solid. When this happens, you may drain your battery.

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    5.0

    Excellent Remote Trigger

    By Jim

    from New Hampshire

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

      I own two of these (one for my Canon T5i and one for my Nikon D5200). It is an excellent little remote trigger that is very responsive and the different modes make it great for all types of shooting. The transmitter is also quite tough, it survived an accidental swim (about 4-5 seconds) with no ill effects.The only thing to be careful of is where you store the transmitter. It doesn't have an actual ON/OFF switch, so if you put it in your bag wrong the button can get pushed and drain the batteries.

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      5.0

      GREAT PRODUCT!

      By John

      from Greenville, SC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

        I recently went on a photo "Downtown night shoot" with a group of photographers. I used the wireless remote for the first time with 30 second exposures and it worked great! I had previously used a "plugin cable". I should have purchased the wireless sooner. It is well worth the money.

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        2.0

        Keep shopping

        By ecodrons

        from AK

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Cheap
        • Cheap Mode Selector Switc
        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

        It works, so thats a plus.

        The build is very cheap, feels hollow and fragile. Not an item you want to just throw in your camera bag. Buttons are easily hit accidentally, the mode selector switch is tiny and hard to tell what mode it is in, feels extremely cheap and will most likely not stand the test of time. I expect this remote to be destroyed within 6 months.

        If you are looking for something as a shutter release, Get the corded, quality built shutter release with a locking trigger.

        If you are looking for a versatile remote, I'd keep shopping and spend more if you have to.

        Star photography- I'm not sure but for me, this remote keeps on timing out, so for very long exposures this so far has not worked out for me. This is one of the biggest "cons" for me, because of the time invested in figuring this out, surprise your photo is done early when expecting a very long night of long long exposures.

        Also if you aren't careful, there are many ways to accidentally shoot continuously. And as others mentioned, the constant dead batteries because something pressed the on button in your bag.

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        4.0

        Compact units that work well.

        By PhotoJohn

        from Bellevue, WA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Perhaps Could Be Smaller

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Long Exposure Night Sky
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

        Used for night-sky photography, when I don't want to touch the camera. A connected, remote cable release may impart vibrations to the camera by breezes or my body movements whereas a wireless set-up eliminates those risks.

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        5.0

        A GREAT deal

        By andriolo

        from montreal, QC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Light Painting
          • Night photography

          Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

          For both professional or amateur usage, it is a perfect choice. Wouldn't think twice.

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          5.0

          Works great

          By Killastork

          from Pennsylvania

          Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

          Bought this one based on other reviews I read and it's features. Used almost all of the settings and really impressed thus far!

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          4.0

          it is a great purchase experience

          By peter

          from Washington DC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

            it is an useful product, it is ideal for photographing wildlife, and for macro and close-up photos or long exposures.

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            5.0

            Wireless is the way to go!

            By Jensen B.

            from Amelia Island, FL

            About Me Pro Photographer

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              Cons

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                  Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

                  Nothing like taking a selfie with a Nikon D4s! Now that I can go wireless that is what I can do. FreeWave is easy to use and pretty cool to play with or if you need nothing touching the camera and the shutter to go off. Wireless is the way to go!

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                  5.0

                  Wireless or wired remote

                  By Truthguy

                  from Poland, Ohio

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Self portraits
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

                    Couldn't be happier. Works as designed. Plug receiver into camera..turn on, and your ready to go. Have only had for 2 weeks, but no problems so far. Receiver fits on hot shoe or simply attach to camera or tripod. Doesn't use hot shoe, only a place to rest. Remote has 4 modes of shooting. Flip the slider and push the button. Happy ...and much cheaper than Nikon's.

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                    5.0

                    Simple, Versatile, Reliable

                    By Jerry

                    from Sarasota, Florida

                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

                    Although I might prefer that the components felt sturdier, I am pleased by their performance as well as their ability to support pre-focusing, bulb shooting, and multiple shots. The trigger has a nice feel, so you know the shutter's been released. The devices also come with a short wired connection cable (which doesn't fit my D700) as a bonus for those with cameras it would fit.

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                    5.0

                    Awesome wireless remote

                    By Dan

                    from Frisco, TX

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

                      It works flawlessly on D810. Awesome accessory, a must have item IMO.

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                      5.0

                      Works like a charm

                      By HappyHour

                      from Palm Coast, FL

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

                        The FreeWave Plus wireless remote worked perfectly right out of the box. I have not tested it at long distances, but inside my home studio it has worked flawlessly.

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                        2.0

                        Poor design

                        By Dracunculus

                        from Hockessin, DE

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

                              Works well, when it works.
                              The problem is with the power button - it is a simple push button which means that, unless you are always taking the batteries out when you put the remote in your bag or you have made a hard sleeve for it, the batteries are often dead. This is more than irritating when you need it and it doesn't work.

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                              5.0

                              Love It!

                              By Cowboy Mafia

                              from Owasso, OK

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

                                I have used this remote shutter release to shoot fireworks to date. But I can see other opportunities when I need a remote such as portrait photography. I've had only a couple of hiccups but it wasn't a big deal. Make sure you get some good batteries. I always has fully rechargeable ones on hand at all times. I highly recommend this remote shutter release by Vello.

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                                5.0

                                Reliable shutter release

                                By Jason

                                from San Ramon

                                Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

                                Good product works great with my D800

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                                5.0

                                Get rid of the camera shake with this

                                By Seek Studios

                                from Los Angeles

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

                                  exactly what i need for shots that I want to be included in or to minimize camera shake! connection works great and it fires when intended. Well worth the money!

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                                  5.0

                                  wireless shutter release

                                  By Scott

                                  from Beaverton, Oregon

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

                                    I was looking for a relatively inexpensive wireless remote that would be compatible with all three of my Nikon DSLR bodies. The Vello Free Wave remote was operational in minutes. For the price it was perfect. Further testing in the field (wildlife)is forthcoming. The Free Wave is compact, no vulnerable antennas and runs on AAA batteries. So far there is no downside.

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                                    5.0

                                    Vello Wireless Remote

                                    By JESS

                                    from ILLINOIS

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                      Cons

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                                          Comments about Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Nikon):

                                          Easy enough to use. Gets the job done!

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