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Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR

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You Pay: $89.95
Product Highlights
  • 2.4GHz Reduced Interference Frequency
  • Range Up to 320' (100 m)
  • Individual/Group Wireless Flash Trigger
  • Up to 3 Light Groups/7 Grp Combinations
  • Flash Sync Speed of Up to 1/320s
  • Dual-Function Shutter Release Button
  • LED Indicators

The FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control from Vello is a versatile, reliable remote control kit that will trigger off-camera flash units and studio lights from up to 300 feet away. It can be used to configure up to three different light groups, which can be triggered individually or simultaneously, for a total of seven different combinations, using its multiple groups feature. Simultaneous triggering of multiple light groups requires additional FreeWave Fusion Receivers (available separately).

The FreeWave Fusion also provides the convenience of a wireless camera shutter release, ideal for photographing wildlife, and also for macro and close-up photos or long exposures, where the slightest camera movement can ruin a picture. 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.

Note!
Since the FreeWave Fusion does not transmit TTL settings, use of a flash or light unit with full manual control is recommended. You will need to set the power output manually.

The FreeWave Fusion is compatible with most cameras, flash units and studio lights. However, for flash wake-up functionality and/or high shutter speeds, you will need full Canon TTL support via your camera, flash and FreeWave Fusion trigger.
This remote does not provide high-voltage sync protection, and is not recommended for use with flash units that have a trigger voltage of more than 6V.

2.4GHz Radio Frequency
Reduced interference and improved wireless signal quality.
Extended Range
Range up to 320' (100 m)
Multi-Purpose
Use as an individual or group wireless flash trigger, and/or as a shutter release remote trigger.
Multiple Groups
Configure up to three different light groups and up to seven different group combinations.
Flash Sync Speed of Up to 1/320s
Take advantage of sync speeds that match the rating of your camera all the way up to 1/320s (on compatible cameras only).
Flash Wake-Up
Simply depress the trigger button on the transmitter half-way to pull the flash out of "sleep-mode". Sleep mode allows the flash to power down in between shooting sessions to extend battery life. The wake-up function is only available when used as part of a complete Canon TTL system.

Note! If your flash does not have a wake-up function, you may be able to turn off sleep mode. Refer to your flash's manual for instructions.
Versatile
One receiver works with multiple camera and light models. Just swap out the connecting cables.
Dual-Function Shutter Release Button
Press halfway to focus; press fully to trigger shutter.
LED Indicators
Confirm pre-focus, shutter release, flash wake-up, and flash trigger in wireless mode.
Included Shutter Release Cables Support:
Canon EOS: Elan series, Digital Rebel (300D), XT (350D), XTi (400D), XSi (450D), T1i (500D), T2i (550D), T3 (1100D), T3i (600D), T4i (650D), T5 (1200D), T5i (700D), SL1 (100D) and XS (1000D), 60D & 70D
10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 6D, 7D, 7D Mark II, 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
PowerShot G10, G11, G12, G15, G16 & G1 X
Contax: N and 645
Hasselblad: H series
Pentax: K10D, K20D, K100D, K110D, K200D, K-3, K-5, K-5 II, K-7, K30, K-50, K-500, *istDS, DS2, DS, DL2, DL, and D
Samsung: NX10 & NX100; GX-1S, GX-1L, GX-10 & GX-20
Sigma: SD1, SD9, SD10, SD14 & SD15
Optional shutter release cables are available to make the remote control function compatible with other brand camera models
Frequency 2.4 GHz
Range 320' (100 m) with no obstructions
Confirmation LEDs 2 Color
Shutter Modes Settings controlled by camera: Single Shot, Continuous, Self-Timer, & Bulb
Sync Type 2.5mm Sub-Mini
Power Supply Transmitter: 1x CR-2032
Receiver: 2x AAA
Battery Life Transmitter: 3 Years
Receiver: 300 Hours
Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR
  • Wireless Transmitter
  • FreeWave Fusion Receiver Only (For Canon)
  • FreeWave Camera Release Cable for Select Canon, Pentax, Samsung Cameras
  • FreeWave Camera Release Cable for Canon Cameras with 3-Pin Connection
  • Studio Trigger Cable (2.5mm Sub-Mini to 3.5mm Mini)
  • Studio Trigger Adapter Cable (2.5mm Sub-Mini to 1/4" Phono)
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • CR2032 3v Lithium Battery
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    VelloFreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR
     
    4.7

    (based on 97 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (67)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (75)
    • Easy to use (67)
    • Reliable (42)
    • Durable (31)
    • Attaches securely (20)

    Cons

    • Poor design (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (72)
    • Studio (42)
    • Indoors (21)
    • Macro photography (20)
    • Everyday (18)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (88)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (24), Semi-professional (21), Professional (16), Semi-pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Flash triggers that work

    You can't go wrong with the Freewave Fusion flash triggers. I used them straight from the box for an outdoor photo session at ranges up to 150 feet - outdoors. I even tested them...Read complete review

    You can't go wrong with the Freewave Fusion flash triggers. I used them straight from the box for an outdoor photo session at ranges up to 150 feet - outdoors. I even tested them over a lake - no problem. They fired my Photogenic flashes every time.
    Exposure was consistent and they were a snap to use, even for different groups of flashes. With several channels, I'll never be interfered with and don't have to 'slave' a flash at weddings. Other people regularly trigger slaved flashes with their cameras, and it's a pain. They can even be used to remotely trigger your camera.
    I will happily recommend these to my friends.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good for the price

    I would of up'ed it a star but I had problems doing a remote shutter and remote flash at the same time using a 2nd trigger. I do like how I can wake my...Read complete review

    I would of up'ed it a star but I had problems doing a remote shutter and remote flash at the same time using a 2nd trigger. I do like how I can wake my canon speedlite. When using 2 triggers for two strobes it seems to be right on with no delay (within sync speed). For the most part if you are looking for something cheap to start you off these will work good. I plan to upgrade to pocket wizards when finances allow.

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    5.0

    Enjoying them so far

    By Jeff P.

    from Lynn Haven, FL

    Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

    I have now had these jewels for a little over a week and have enjoyed them immensely. I love the fact they come with wires with different sized jacks for different applications. So far I have used them with my speedlites and studio strobes. I consider myself a hobbyist/professional with a budget and these were right on price point for me. Good value for the money!

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    5.0

    Great Alternative to Master Flash

    By Colonel H

    from Boise, Idaho

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

      Recently switched from a Canon 7D to the 5D Mark III and I needed a way to fire my Canon 430exII flash off camera. I just couldn't swing the cost of another flash as a master so I tried this Vello flash trigger. So far they have worked great. I will be using these for a portrait session in a couple of weeks and will try to update the review afterwards with more detail on the performance.

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      5.0

      Great product at a great price

      By BB

      from SC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

        We use with 580EX II & 580EX Speedlite Flashes with Westcott 43" umbrellas. This fires the flashes every time. When we used the 580EX II as a master to fire other flashes as slaves would not always trigger the flashes even when inside and in the same room in line of sight. It is made from plastic but is very well made, I have dropped both the trigger and receiver both and neither were damaged.

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        5.0

        Work perfectly with my 5dMarkII

        By Jason

        from Berkeley, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Portraits

          Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

          I used it with 430ex and 5dmarkII.
          It works perfectly
          I can attach my flash on my tripod using the adapter/stand originally coming with canon and create a off camera light source.

          In the box it comes with batteries, so it will work for you right out of the box

          Highly Recommended!!!!

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          4.0

          Works

          By Rod

          from Alberta, Canada

          Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

          Great product. No issues. Works great.

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          5.0

          works great

          By Lee

          from Mississippi

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

            easy to use and set up

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            • No

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            5.0

            Worth money

            By JRL

            from PUERTO RICO

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Portraits

              Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

              For the amount of money paid for this product, you can't ask for more. Works very well and a good distance range.

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              5.0

              Works as Described

              By Mr.Quill

              from Buffalo, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Night Time
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

                I don't know what the battery life will be as I have only used this device a handful of occasions. But it does at it says it does.

                Pros:
                -Red/Green LEDs to show positive status shared by both transmit and receive ends(firing/focusing)
                -Will transmit behind walls and many meters away.
                -Dual use is great. I've used it to fire an external flash, and I've used it to fire the camera from afar.

                Cons:
                -None found after ~6 hrs. total use.

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                5.0

                works great!

                By Nag Smile Productions

                from Cedar Rapids, IA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • "unique" Batteries

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

                This is my first flash trigger unit and it works great! It was easy to connect and worked right away. I wasn't sure if I was going to have to configure it or anything like that, but once I plugged in/connected the units and turned them on they worked immediately. I didn't have any misfires and I wandered around my living room to test out the range and it worked just fine. I bought this unit because it had good reviews and was compatible with my Mark II and I'm very pleased! Only con I can think of is one unit uses triple A batteries and the other uses a little circle cell battery. So hopefully they last a long time but when once they die I'll have to go buy new ones as most people don't have these kind of batteries laying around the house. But these type of batteries also keep the weight to a minimum compared to double As or 9 volt so no biggy!

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                5.0

                Does exactly what it says it should do.

                By chainsmokr

                from Mississippi

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

                  I'm running this with a Canon EOS 40D and two Photogenic Studio Max III strobes. Works every time. Took longer to unbox everything than it did to get it working. Nice compact size.

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                  5.0

                  Great Product at good price.

                  By FJ

                  from San Jose, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light

                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

                    Works as mentioned in product details

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great !

                    By JuanValencia

                    from New York

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

                      Really Good and functional!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works Great!

                      By lazyjr52

                      from Frederick, MD

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Night Time
                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

                        I've used these triggers for a few indoor portrait shoots and a night landscape so far. Each shoot went very smooth due the ease of use. The flashes fired everytime so I do not have any compliants and they work very well as remote trigger for landscape use.

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                        4.0

                        Remote control

                        By Crystal

                        from Indiana

                        Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

                        Works good!

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                        5.0

                        Best Bang for the Buck!

                        By Chris

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Night Time
                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

                          Durable compact size that performs really well. =]

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                          5.0

                          Very happy so far!

                          By Datmike

                          from Bend, OR

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • No Line-of-sight-issues
                          • Price
                          • Small Size

                          Cons

                          • none yet

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Night Time
                          • Outdoors
                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

                          I have been using Pocket Wizard Plus II's for a while and they were starting to not fire consistently so I bought a set of Vello's to try them out. I shoot a lot of action sports so timing is crucial and there are no re-do's. I found the FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger to work superbly with absolutely no mis-fires. Having to not deal with line-of-sight issues that my Plus II's have will let me experiment more with my captures. Plus, having them integrate with my Speedlites cuts out bulk, weight and wires from my set-up making it easier to move my equipment around. The units are plastic but they appear to be built well. Size is important to me and the FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger set is tiny compared to my Plus II's, leaving me more room in my bag for other important items. The transmitter runs on one CR-2032 battery (3 years life) and the receiver used 2 AAA's (300 hours life). Results are still preliminary but so far I am very happy with my purchase and I plan on adding more receivers and transmitters for my other body and strobes.

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                          4.0

                          No fuss, no muss, no cables to trip over

                          By Bearbytes

                          from Calgary canada

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Great Value
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Outdoors
                            • Portraits
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

                            I am using more off camera flashes. Since my setup is often used off site, the risk and pain of cables is something I like to avoid. These units were simply to set up, easy to use and worked every time. I use one transmitter and two receivers and while I do have to set the flashes manually, I can do test shots of each bank easily.

                            My only challenge with this unit was that the battery was dead on the transmitter. Fortunately I had a spare so easy fix.

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                            5.0

                            Great trigger and receiver

                            By plangereis

                            from British Columbia

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

                                I have not used these a lot yet, but so far they have been firing everytime.

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                                5.0

                                I would but this trigger again as a repl

                                By Beebear

                                from Illinois

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

                                    The price is better then [@] as they do not have this group for the prize.

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                                    5.0

                                    Was a Good Buy

                                    By Tracy

                                    from Honolulu

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Indoors
                                      • Night Time
                                      • Outdoors
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Special Events

                                      Comments about Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control for Canon SLR:

                                      Does just what it is advertised to do. No problems with it at all. Have other triggers that do more, but I paid more as well. It's a good buy for the price no doubt.

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                                      Batteries & Power

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                                      Always keep spare batteries handy so you won't get caught without power.

                                      Duracell -  AAA 1.5V Alkaline Coppertop Battery (2-Pack)
                                      • You Pay: $1.69
                                       

                                      Will work only on the receiver.

                                      Brackets, Support and Cords

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                                      Increase your working flexibility with additional mounting options.

                                      Vello -  CB-510 Dual Shoe Bracket with Silicon Rubber Grip
                                      • You Pay: $14.95
                                       

                                      Sync Cords & Flash Remotes

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                                      Add a TTL hot shoe or PC connectivity.

                                      Impact -  FA-300HS Triple-Flash Hot Shoe Adapter Mount
                                      • You Pay: $18.95
                                       

                                      Light meters

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                                      A light meter will verify the proper exposure for a photograph.

                                      Interfit -  Flash Meter
                                      • You Pay: $48.50
                                       

                                      Misc Accessories and Adapters

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                                      Keep your cords neatly wrapped.

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                                      Pearstone 1 x 18" Touch Fastener Cinch Strap (Black, 2-Pack)
                                      Pearstone -  1 x 18" Touch Fastener Cinch Strap (Black, 2-Pack)
                                      • You Pay: $6.99
                                       

                                      Bags, Carts & Related Accessories

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                                      Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a wrap.

                                      Domke -  11x11" Color Coded Protective Wrap (Gray)
                                      • You Pay: $12.50
                                       
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