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Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection)

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Product Highlights
  • 99 Possible Radio Channels
  • Up to 250' (80 m) Range
  • Trigger Camera Wirelessly or Wired
  • Dual-Function (Focus & Trigger) Release
  • Delay Release Function
  • Multi-Exposure Mode
  • Interval Control
  • Long Exposure Control
  • LED Indicators--Pre-Focus & Exposure

Vello's Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection) doesn't just trip your shutter wirelessly. It's also equipped to handle a long list of timer functions: self-timer, interval timer, long exposure timer, as well as controlling the number of continuous shutter releases. It works with a vast array of different cameras--just swap out the camera release cable for the correct camera. The transmitter works at distances up to 250' (80 m) on any one of 99 channels over a reliable 2.4GHz frequency.

Timer delays, exposure times, and intervals can be set for up to 99 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds, in one-second increments. You can also choose anywhere from 1 to 99 continuous shots or you can set the ShutterBoss to take an unlimited number of photos. The receiver uses a CR2 lithium battery, and the transmitter uses 2x AAA batteries, which can last up to 4 years on standby.

Compatible Cameras
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
Minolta: 7D, 5D, 7i, 7, A1, A2
Versatile
Receiver can be adapted to work with most other cameras by swapping out the camera release cable.
Channel Selector
99 possible radio channels, plus one universal channel, over the reliable FSK 2.4 GHz frequency. No dip switches to set. One transmitter can trigger multiple receivers.
Extended Range
Up to 250' (80 m)
Multi-Function
Trigger your camera wirelessly or wired.
Dual-Function Release
Press halfway to focus; press full to trigger shutter.
Delayed Release
Delay function gives you extra time to get into position.
Multi-Exposure
Take multiple shots with one press of the trigger.
Interval Control
Control the amount of time between multiple shots.
Long Exposure
Control the length of the exposure remotely.
LED Indicators
Confirm pre-focus and exposure.
Ultra-Low Power
AAA transmitter batteries can last up to four years on standby.
Frequency 99 selectable channels over FSK 2.4 GHz
Range 250' (80 m)
Exposure Range 0s to 99hr 59min 59s in one-second increments
Interval 1s to 99hr 59min 59s in one-second increments
Number of Shots 1 to 99 (programmable) or unlimited
Operating Temperature -4 to 122°F (-20 to 50°C)
Dimensions Transmitter: 5.9 x 2 x 1" (14.9 x 5 x 2.4 cm)
Receiver: 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.2" (6.3 x 3.8 x 3.1 cm)
Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection)
  • ShutterBoss Transmitter
  • ShutterBoss Receiver
  • FreeWave Camera Release Cable for Select Sony Cameras
  • CR-2 3v Lithium Battery
  • 2 x AAA Battery
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloWireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection)
     
    4.6

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (21)
    • Lightweight (20)
    • Durable (12)
    • Reliable (11)
    • Compact (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape photography (11)
      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Macro photography (7)
      • Portraits (7)
      • Studio (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (10), Semi-professional (5), Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (25)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Awesome Remote

      I love this remote it makes things so much easier when trying to take bulb shots espeacially the timer on the remote no more playing with my phone to time the shots just hit the...Read complete review

      I love this remote it makes things so much easier when trying to take bulb shots espeacially the timer on the remote no more playing with my phone to time the shots just hit the button to makie it light up in the dark and theres the exposure time, also scince its wireless I dont need to worry about tripping over the 30ft cable from my wired remote, one thing is no on off switch but i can live with that.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Complete remote but a blit flimsy

      I own already a wireless remote that is smaller and easier to use.
      This remote does pack a lot of features. I have used it only verly little. The setup and ussage...Read complete review

      I own already a wireless remote that is smaller and easier to use.
      This remote does pack a lot of features. I have used it only verly little. The setup and ussage with the buttons is not very natural.
      The button reaction time is kind of slow and soft. I will only use this for true timelaps (with the maual at hand) or to trigger my 2nd body when my prime remote is in use.

      For generic wireless remote triggering it is too big for my liking and probably almost impossible to operate with gloves

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      5.0

      This is a MUST HAVE for your camea bag !

      By Engineer Bill

      from Applegate, Ca

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

        Have you ever gone through your pictures from an important event only to find that you aren't there? Ever want to take a time lapse of a flower or a sunrise or sunset ? Or how about a LOOOOOONG exposure of the sky?All of those and more are simple to fix or do with this remore control. Unwrap the batteries and install them and then mount the receiver and plug in the cord and you are ready to trip the shutter.This Christmas I took pictures of the morning and I was in them !!!!Works first time and every time.This is a must for the serious photographer !

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        5.0

        Easy to use

        By Brad

        from LA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

          New to timelapse. Found this very easy to use and was able to produce some nice timelapse intervals very quickly.

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          4.0

          Love it!!

          By Jps

          from province of quebec, canada

          Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

          I use this remote with my Alpha 77 and works very well. The batteries that comes with were to change (I made only about 50 shoots with them).

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          4.0

          Love the device, manual could be better

          By jb61264

          from Lincoln, NE

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Well built quality

          Cons

          • Weak Instruction Manual

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

          The only reason I don't give this 5 stars is that I think the manual they provide with this is not so great. For someone who has never tried time-lapse photography, it took me a while to get used to programming it for this. The device itself is solid and once you get accustomed to the programming, its great.

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          4.0

          Works as advertised

          By Glenn

          from Washington D.C.

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Star Track Photography
            • Time lapse photography
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

            This device is easy to use and has a good range of functions. The remote is lightweight and comfortable to hold with easy to see controls and a lighted LED panel for nighttime shots. The receiver easily mounts to both my Sony DSLR frames and has interfaced well with them so far. I have only had the device for about a full week but it has been reliable so far.

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            5.0

            Does it's job.

            By Camguy

            from Hellam, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

              Interchangable cord for use with multiple systems makes this a premium trigger.
              You can change the cable for use across more then just certain Alpha cameras, you can use it with the industry-standard connection too.

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              4.0

              Super Useful.

              By Kyle

              from Colorado

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Long exposures
                • Time Lapses

                Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

                I got the shutterboss primarily to shoot time lapses and long exposures. The shutterboss is simple to use and makes its easy to choose custom settings your camera can't do, It's a little slow operating in cold conditions, (8 degrees F or colder) but still gets the job done.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                just right!

                By steve

                from plains,mt

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

                  use this for digiscoping and it works better than any other one I have tried,period. would reccommend to anyo;ne.

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                  5.0

                  A "Must Have" to expand your creativity.

                  By Cabotf

                  from Dallas, Texas

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

                    I use the Shutter Boss for night star trails that don't require me to manage the camera on a continues basis. Set the functions and it does the job.
                    Also works for any time lapse projects and a host of other projects that require interval timing.

                    Additionally, I had a client that wanted an in house shot of her 7 grandchildren. She did not want a "traditional" face forward shot, but one that that showed a "playful" expression. I had my assistant with the camera in the face forward mode while I was setup at a 45 degree angle. My camera was on a tripod with the Shutter Boss adapter and I shot with the remote
                    under my arm.
                    I was able to capture all 7 in that "playful" mode she wanted. The ages ranged from 26 to 8!
                    Kinda like herding cats!

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                    5.0

                    really good

                    By kc

                    from Fresno

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

                      this is a great product. I use it mainly for long exposures and time lapses .

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                      5.0

                      Works for Sony SLT A57!!!

                      By Lvb

                      from San Francisco

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

                        I was stoked to find a compatible intervalometer for my Sony SLT a57. Online this is confirmed, but when I received it, on the box there was a sticker that showed all the models BUT the a57... After a time of frustration dealing with the minimalistic owners manual, I figured out how to use the Vello ShutterBoss. I'm sure if you are familiar with intervalometers, however, it wouldn't have taken you very long.

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                        5.0

                        Best accessory for my Sony A77

                        By Alvin

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

                          I use it to trigger the shutter remotely while placing the camera for close-up shots of bird at the feeders, ponds, etc. while I stand 50 feet or more away waiting for the action. This way not being in close proximity does not spook the birds or having to rely on a long telephoto lens for the same effect. Fortunately the receiver does not interfere with the pop up flash on the camera.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Intuitive. Great Product

                          By Startrailer

                          from Mexico

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Multi-platform
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

                            I'd been wanting to buy a timer for timelapse and star trailing. This little guy does the job and it does it perfectly. The fact that I can use it on my Alpha, Canon, or Nikon SLRs, assuming I have the right adapters, makes it a great product. The only possible con i could find was the arrangement of the LCD display in the timer, but once you get the hang of it, you completely forget about it.

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                            4.0

                            Vello Shutterboss Wireless Remote

                            By Gerry

                            from Tacoma, Wa

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

                              I recently started using the Vello Shutterboss. I found it easy to learn how to use the various settings. I did have a little difficulty with my Sony A55 recognizing the contoller when I first used it. It appears it was operator error. After restarting the camera and controller there were no problems. The controls on the remote have a nice feel to them. The receiver and remote seem durable. After researching a dozen different wireless controllers, I have no doubt this was the correct choice for my uses.

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                              5.0

                              As advertised

                              By Joe

                              from San Diego, ca

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

                                Purchased the product having not been able to find a digital solution for my Sony dslr. The wireless feature works great and have been able to take some amazing bulb night shots with it. All the other features advertised work great, haven't found a use for them yet but am sure I will soon enough

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                                4.0

                                Easy to use

                                By Taco

                                from Belgium

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

                                      Does wat it needs to do, easy and fast to work with. A real on/off button would be nice, but there is nothing wrong with how it is.
                                      After using it, i realise that 1 to 99 number of shots is not so much, if you like to make longer intervals for example.
                                      btw, first time removing wireless shutterboss from cameras body, you need to push with a bit of pressure and slight jiggle with it, before it will pops off.

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                                      4.0

                                      Extremely Versatile!

                                      By Skookum Caveman

                                      from Wheeling, WV

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Not Durable

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Astrophotography
                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Studio

                                      Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

                                      The number of features that this remote offers (interval, duration, number of shots feature, etc) make this remote stand out from others. It is almost like having a computer in your hand. The number of shots feature allows one to program how many shots at a given exposure the photographer would like to capture. I am an astrophotography enthusiast, and found this remote to be very helpful for long exposure shots (greater than 30 seconds). The fact that it is a wireless remote, it removes the photographer from being in contact with the camera when dealing with long exposure shots. Another great feature, which can be useful for astrophotography, or any night photography, is the ability to have a time delay that is longer than 10 seconds. Most cameras only have a 10 second time delay for pictures, but having a wireless remote, and it having an extended time delay feature, allows the user an extended period of time to be away from the camera, to solve tripod/camera shake. One downfall is the fact that the plastic housing for the remote (the transceiver, not the receiver) is a little thin and light in weight. I guess that would be good if you want to cut the weight of your equipment. I believe that under normal use, this plastic housing would be sufficient, but I don't think it would hold up from a beating. That is the only reason that it did not receive 5 stars.

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                                      5.0

                                      Complete Satisfaction

                                      By billythewizard

                                      from Waxhaw, North Caroling

                                      About Me Getting Started

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Landscape Photography

                                        Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

                                        I am very pleased with everything about this product - the price, the quick delivery time and, most important, the way it is working with my cameras. I am very satisfied with everything about the experience - the help from the salesman, the product and the performance. I'll be back!

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                                        5.0

                                        Shutterboss is the "Boss"

                                        By Vas201

                                        from Montreal

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

                                          Works as advertised and very easy to master.

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                                          5.0

                                          Works as advertized

                                          By Ed

                                          from Denver Colorado

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape Photography
                                            • Macro Photography
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Studio

                                            Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Sony Alpha Connection):

                                            This remote works far better than wired remotes and far better than the wireless remote provided by the camera manufacturer. I have used it for the Venus transit and bird feeder shots

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

                                            Will work only on the receiver.

                                            Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (1000mAh)
                                            • You Pay: $16.95
                                             

                                            Will work only for the transmitter.

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                                            • You Pay: $8.49
                                             
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                                            • You Pay: $9.95
                                             

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