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Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection

B&H # VERSS1II Mfr # RS-S1II
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Product Highlights
  • Control Autofocus and Shutter Triggering
  • Capture Images without Camera Shake
  • Ideal for Taking Long Exposures
  • Use for Continuous or Single Exposures
  • No Battery Required-Powered by Camera
  • Larger, More Comfortable Form Factor

Whether you are shooting in the studio or outdoors, the Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection provides photographers with a simple way to control exposures and an easy-to-use tool to create more "keepers". The device is larger and more comfortable to use than many other remote devices, with a thick, sturdy cord.

The unit provides functionality such as: autofocus, continuous shooting or single image capture and long time exposures. Since you can trigger exposures without touching the camera you will capture clear, blur-free images. The unit requires no batteries - it draws its power from the camera.

The Wired Remote Switch is a huge asset to keep in your studio or gear bag. This particular wired switch uses a cable that's 2.8' (86 cm) long, and is compatible with Sony Alpha series cameras and select Minolta cameras.

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, SLT A99
Minolta: 7D, 5D, 7i, 7, A1, A2
Press the button half-way in to autofocus
Depress the button fully to trigger the shutter
Press the button and slide it forward to lock for long exposures
Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloRS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection
     
    4.7

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (23)
    • Lightweight (17)
    • Durable (12)
    • Compact (10)
    • Reliable (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (10)
      • Macro photography (8)
      • Travel (7)
      • Landscape photography (6)
      • Family photos (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (9), Photo enthusiast (5), Casual photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Now Beefier

      I Originally bought this cable release a couple years ago and proceeded to stuff it into one of the smaller pockets my camera bag (a canvas attaché affair). I've tried wireless...Read complete review

      I Originally bought this cable release a couple years ago and proceeded to stuff it into one of the smaller pockets my camera bag (a canvas attaché affair). I've tried wireless remotes (IR actually) and don't particularly care for them as they may only work when pointed at the perfect angle and the battery can die which makes you wonder why you went wireless in the first place. A physically connected cable release costs less too.

      The RS-S1 that I purchased a couple years ago did the trick for me - physically connected, two stage trigger with locking mechanism for BULB exposures should you need it. The only gripe was the "neck" area where the cable connects to the main body. Unfortunately the rubberized neck area wore down with the wear and tear of taking it out of and shoving it back into the tight pocket of my camera bag until the actual wires were exposed. I meant to wrap some electrical tape around the exposed wires of the neck area but one of the wires broke before I got around to it (procrastination).

      With few options for wired remotes that fit the Sony Alpha-35, I purchased another RS-S1 without realizing Vello tacked "II" onto the end of the model designation (now it's the RS-S1 II). The "II" I'm happy to report not only has beefier cabling, the "neck" area where the cabling enters the main body is significantly more robust than with the original model. I was planning on heat-shrink-tubing the neck connection area but the "II" takes care of the issue. The reinforced plastic/rubber neck is more than up to what I can throw at it. I don't know if people complained about the previous iteration but Vello seems to have read my thoughts with the "II". Way to go!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      simple

      Simple to use, and a great value !

      Simple to use, and a great value !

      Reviewed by 23 customers

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      5.0

      Works great!

      By goenfree

      from Arcadia, MO

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action

        Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

        I ordered this unit to replace a wireless one I have. The wireless one was to picky on where you were standing, and I missed too many shots with it. This works as intended. The only thing is I wish, was that the cord were longer. But that's just me. I had my Sony set on sports action mode the other day, and you just push the button, and leave it pushed. Made for some really good humming bird pics.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Little Device

        By DaveO

        from Eastern Indiana

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Long exposures
          • Tripod Mounted Photos

          Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

          This takes any possibility of shutter out of the equation now when it comes to tripod shoots and long exposures.
          Love it!!!!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good for the price

          By Russ

          from Bowling Green,Oh

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

            Have only used several times ,has worked fine.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great Remote

            By Landscape Photographer

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

              Finally I found this affordable remote which I was searching for a long time. This remote is excellent for long exposers especially if you like to shoot star trails.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Works great, No issues

              By rrreptile

              from OKC, OK

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

                Works great, No issues

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                4.0

                Great product for the money

                By M. S

                from TN

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

                    Better than what I was expecting. Works well. Price was great.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Price doesn't matter.

                    By Dino

                    from Unadilla, NY

                    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 RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

                      The price didn't justify the functionality of the product...it is Good! Attach this product to your camera and your picture will come out sharper because you will eliminate the shakes.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      great product

                      By animal portrait painter

                      from Broomall PA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cheap
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

                        Works great!
                        I use it on my tripod mounted camera to photograph birds from my window. I can put the camera close to the window and sit off to the side and squeeze the button without scaring the birds. Push the button halfway down and you half auto focus.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works as advertised

                        By rtrski

                        from Texas

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Astrophotography
                          • Bulb Mode
                          • Fireworks
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Tripod use

                          Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

                          It's a cable release, hardly rocket science. Reasonable price compared to some of the others out there, and actuates both half-press, full press, and has a 'slide-lock' action for long exposures in bulb mode. The only thing that would make this a tiny bit better is if it had a small integrated cord-wrapping loop built into the remote end, for a little bit nicer packing in a camera bag without requiring a rubber band or velcro cord-keeper...but that's a tiny nitpick not even worth a star removal.

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          simple

                          By john b

                          from mesquite, texas

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Macro Photography

                            Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

                            Simple to use, and a great value !

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Good

                            By Gil Branco

                            from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

                              Efficient as it should be.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Reliable, works great

                              By MT

                              from Eugene, OR

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

                                Inexpensive, works perfectly for doing star trails

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                A useful product

                                By Tom

                                from San Luis Obispo, Ca.

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Short cord

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

                                A very useful item for remote use of shutter button. The 24 inch long cord is only good for close to the camera use but is the only thing needed for most shots. I would recomend it for any serious photographer as a must part of their gear.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Works great

                                By steve

                                from ohio

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

                                  You won't have a problem with it coming unplugged accidently that's for sure. It has a good solid fit.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Simple, low cost, and it works

                                  By Rick

                                  from Snellville, Ga.

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

                                    Anti shake-Long exposures

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great remote for a great price

                                    By Brett Ranes

                                    from Arroyo Grande, CA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

                                      Easy to use. Very low price for a really great product!

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Simple and effective

                                      By ironkriz

                                      from Milwaukee, WI

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use

                                        Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

                                        plug and play

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                                        • No

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great, Inexpensive piece of kit

                                        By SmittyBit

                                        from Muskoka, Ontario Canada

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Inexpensive
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Locking Shutter
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Basic Long Exposure Needs
                                        • Macro Photography

                                        Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

                                        Zero complaints on this one, very happy with it.

                                        This is your barebones, no-nonsense wired remote shutter release.

                                        The button has plenty of travel for shutter half-presses, and locks in place for bulb.

                                        It's light and well sized for most hand sizes.

                                        Excellent piece of kit, so long as it's all you need.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Wired Remote

                                        By Ralph the novice

                                        from Shoreline, WA

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

                                            Being new to the Sony Alpha 65a I wanted a simple remote. Right now I have no need for extra fancy, programmable units. This remote works great!

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Now Beefier

                                            By Birder Chris

                                            from Pennsylvania

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Vello RS-S1II Wired Remote Switch for Sony Alpha Series Connection:

                                                I Originally bought this cable release a couple years ago and proceeded to stuff it into one of the smaller pockets my camera bag (a canvas attaché affair). I've tried wireless remotes (IR actually) and don't particularly care for them as they may only work when pointed at the perfect angle and the battery can die which makes you wonder why you went wireless in the first place. A physically connected cable release costs less too.

                                                The RS-S1 that I purchased a couple years ago did the trick for me - physically connected, two stage trigger with locking mechanism for BULB exposures should you need it. The only gripe was the "neck" area where the cable connects to the main body. Unfortunately the rubberized neck area wore down with the wear and tear of taking it out of and shoving it back into the tight pocket of my camera bag until the actual wires were exposed. I meant to wrap some electrical tape around the exposed wires of the neck area but one of the wires broke before I got around to it (procrastination).

                                                With few options for wired remotes that fit the Sony Alpha-35, I purchased another RS-S1 without realizing Vello tacked "II" onto the end of the model designation (now it's the RS-S1 II). The "II" I'm happy to report not only has beefier cabling, the "neck" area where the cabling enters the main body is significantly more robust than with the original model. I was planning on heat-shrink-tubing the neck connection area but the "II" takes care of the issue. The reinforced plastic/rubber neck is more than up to what I can throw at it. I don't know if people complained about the previous iteration but Vello seems to have read my thoughts with the "II". Way to go!

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                                                • No

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