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

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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
     
    4.8

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (24)
    • 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 (6), Casual photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (23)

      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!

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      simple

      Simple to use, and a great value !

      Simple to use, and a great value !

      Reviewed by 25 customers

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      5.0

      Love it!!

      By OSE

      from NY

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

      Amazing product. Beat bang for your buck. Always Keep my remote handy!

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      5.0

      Simple,Old School

      By Lyle Penn

      from Dutch Neck, NJ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Long exposure

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

        Night time Photos

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        • No

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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.

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              • 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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                            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 !

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                              • 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.

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                                • 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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                                  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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                                  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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                                          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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