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Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs

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Product Highlights
  • 2.4 GHz Reduced Interference Frequency
  • 16 Channels
  • Range Up to 328'
  • Built-in Antenna
  • Receiver is Powered by Camera
  • Dual-Function Shutter Release Button
  • Bulb Release Mode
  • Trigger Confirmation
  • LED Indicators

The FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs from Vello is a miniaturized, reliable remote control kit that will trigger your 10-pin Nikon DSLR from up to 328' away. Ideal for sports, wildlife photos or self-portraits, the kit contains a transmitter and receiver that are small enough to easily fit in a shirt pocket. The system works on the 2.4 GHz frequency for reduced radio interference and extended operating range, and since radio signals pass through obstructions you don't need to position them in line-of-sight.

Simply lock the tiny receiver into the 10-pin port and select 1 of 16 channels for use. No connecting wires are necessary - the receiver is powered by the camera. The handheld transmitter has a channel selector corresponding to the receiver's as well as Focus, Shutter and Shooting Alarm color-coded confirmation LEDs. The transmitter runs on one easily-sourced AAA battery, while the receiver is powered by the camera itself. Included is also a removable lanyard for use as a wrist strap.

2.4 GHz Radio Frequency
Reduced interference and improved wireless signal quality.
Small, Lightweight Remote Control
Compatible with Nikon DSLRs with a 10-pin remote terminal.
Extended Range
Operates at up to 328' (100 m), depending on conditions.
16 Channels
Operates without interference from other wireless devices.
Built-In Antenna
improves reception of receiver.
Dual-Function Shutter Release Button
Press release button halfway to activate autofocus; press fully to trip the shutter.
Shutter Trigger Confirmation
The red On LED on the transmitter lights up each time the camera focuses and the shutter is released, providing visual confirmation that a photograph has been taken.
Bulb Mode Release
When the camera is in Bulb mode, the FreeWave Micro remote control can open the shutter at the beginning of the exposure and close the shutter at the end of the exposure.
Works in Extreme Temperatures
Operates in temperatures from -4 to 122°F (-20 to 50°C).
Compatible Cameras
Nikon
D800 & D800E, D700, D300, D300s, D200, D100 (battery grip required), D4, D3, D3s, D3x, D2 D2x, D2Xs, D2Hs, D2H, D1H, D1, D1x
Frequency 2.427 GHz to 2.457 GHz
Range 328' (100 m)
Confirmation LEDs Focus: vivid blue
Shutter: dim blue
Shooting alarm: red
Power Supply Transmitter: AAA battery
Receiver: powered by camera
Working Temperature -4 to 122°F (-20 to 50°C)
Dimensions Transmitter: 2.83 x 0.86 x 0.90" (82 x 34 x 17 mm)
Receiver: 2.75 x 1.33 x 0.67" (70 x 22 x 23 mm)
Weight Transmitter: 0.7 oz (19.8 g) without battery
Receiver: 0.4 oz (11.3 g)
Total (transmitter and receiver): 1.5 oz (42.5 g)
Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs
  • FreeWave Micro Wireless Transmitter
  • FreeWave Micro Wireless Receiver
  • Lanyard
  • AAA Battery
  • Soft Pouch
  • Instruction Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VelloFreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs
     
    4.6

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (21)
    • Attaches securely (13)
    • Durable (10)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Compact (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (8)
      • Night time (8)
      • Outdoors (8)
      • Portraits (7)
      • Low light (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (23)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Compact is the key!

      So far I have only used it for taking macro and landscape shots. I use in the Mirror Up mode to eliminate camera shake. First click - mirror up - second click - takes...Read complete review

      So far I have only used it for taking macro and landscape shots. I use in the Mirror Up mode to eliminate camera shake. First click - mirror up - second click - takes pic. The unit was flawless!

      The receiver is very small and compact. It is a bit of a challenge to screw the slightly oversize lock ring into the camera socket thread. It is a close fit clearing my Sigma 17-70 AF-M switch. The receiver does come on (red LED on) immediately upon installing into the 10 pin connector (even if the camera is off). This caused no issues, just turned it off with the front on/off button. I like the fact that it uses the camera power source so there are no extra batteries that you need to carry for it. The LED's are bright and easy to see from quite a distance. The fact that there are no exposed wires to have hanging outside from the 10 pin connector to the receiver is what I like. I had an older version that the cord always got in the way and eventually the fine wires inside got damaged and shorted out at times I needed the unit to work.

      The Transmitter is nice shape with a sliding cover to keep it's on/off button from being pressed or while in storage. It only uses one AAA battery, no more odd sized hard to find (in stores or in the camera bag) batteries. LED's on the transmitter let you see the two are talking to each other. This is a plus when they are a distance from each other.

      My only concerns (and I have not proved this) is that in BULB mode the red & blue LED's on the receiver stays on during the entire exposure. So at night doing star trails the LED's are a bit bright and might cast a glow in the image if extreme foreground is present. A small piece of black tape will fix that... just have to remember to stick a piece somewhere I can find it :-)

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Compact but ...

      I purchased this FreeWave Micro Wireless for three reasons: 1) I liked the compact size; 2) I liked the fact that the receive used camera battery power instead of a coin battery,...Read complete review

      I purchased this FreeWave Micro Wireless for three reasons: 1) I liked the compact size; 2) I liked the fact that the receive used camera battery power instead of a coin battery, which can be difficult to come by in he field; and 3)it has a slide to prevent accidental shutter actuations. So far so good, right?Well, not so fast. As long as the receiver is attached to the camera it uses battery power, even if the camera is turned off. You will either need to remove the receiver or remove the camera battery to "turn it off." There is no off switch. So, what did I gain over the Vello Wireless Shutterboss I had been using? A smaller unit that connects directly with the 10-pin Nikon connector avoiding the hotshoe mount and cable, and a slide that covers the actuator button on the transmitter. I lost a bit of functionality and traded one potentially battery draining problem for another potentially battery draining problem.The FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs by Vello works as advertised but there should clearly be a statement regarding camera battery usage and inability to turn the receiver off, even if the camera is off...I like the unit's compactness and it functions as intended. It does not appear to be overly robust in its construction though and time will tell if durability is a problem. I have kept my Vello Shutterboss a will continue to use it as convenient.

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      5.0

      Wish I'd bought it sooner

      By Aaron Linsdau

      from Jackson, Wy

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commercial
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

        What a simple, elegant and functional product! This is far better than a wired remote. If you have a 10-pin port on your Nikon, just buy it. Once you have it, you'll never imagine how you lived without it. It even has a bulb mode. With rechargeable AAA batteries, you're set.This made my architectural and jewelry photography work infinitely easier. Instead of having to go back and forth to the camera or computer, I can make lighting adjustments, shoot, look, and move much quicker. This combine with the Camranger is the ultimate combo.No, I'm not sponsored by Vello but it's changed my professional shooting so much, I can't help but say good things about it.The LED indication that the camera actually fired is handy, too. If you're far enough away, you can't hear the camera, so it's handy that there's an indication that the camera fired, too.

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        5.0

        Now this is a neat product!

        By Through Harold's Lens

        from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Candid Portraits
          • Family Photos
          • Travel

          Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

          This product allows me to shoot photography without my eyes looking at the camera. I just have to point the lens, wide angle, towards my subject and fire away. I also use it without a tripod by setting the camera on something firm and firing away.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Love it! Love it! Love it!

          By Cougar Ridge

          from Colorado

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

            Nice and light! Easy to use, just needs a cord so you don't lose the control.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Excellent ... I will use it a lot

            By Rosa

            from Norway

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

              There is only one problem. it does not fit with the Tamron 24-70mm f / 2.8
              There is not enough space between the lens and the Wireless Remote

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent wireless remote

              By Tim

              from Cincinnati, OH

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

                I use the wireless remote when I cannot be behind the camera - during weddings, for nature photography and for long exposures when using a tripod. It is a very compact and reliable device.

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                • No

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                5.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By Wen

                from Brooklyn, New York

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

                  I use it when I shoot photo, that's make it easy to me.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Love this remote

                  By JackieC

                  from Ooltewah, TN

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Self portraits

                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

                    I am working on a 365 project where I have to be in the photo everyday in some way so a remote is a must. This one is great and replaced my old one that constantly needed charged. I love that this uses the camera's power and does not use my hotshoe. Great copact size too. Been using it for about a month now and love it!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Feels very cheap

                    By Micah

                    from Omaha, NE

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

                    While I look the look and ease of setup for this wireless remote, it all feels very cheap and I have a hard time imaging it will last long... One ill-move (a drop, set something on it, etc) and I feel it will crack or break in half. It feels very flimsy!

                    Build quality aside, it's easy to setup and use! Good range and I like the look/style of design.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Awesome!

                    By Odysseys

                    from Oswego

                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

                    Works perfect!!

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                    5.0

                    Trustty

                    By Camguy

                    from Hellam, PA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    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 FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

                      It's a great trigger. It's not hard on your cameras' battery life. I'd dissconnect it from your camera when finished, as it may consume some amount of power if left connected. I've only had one instance where the trigger annoyed me.

                      I was shooting ice once, and the LED on the reciever constantly stays lit when shooting..
                      This stray light ended up in my ice photographs without me knowing any better. I was shooting at night doing long exposures of the aforementioned ice when when this happened.

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                      5.0

                      Amazing little device.

                      By Photoartkaz

                      from Saint Charles, Illinois

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Product photography

                        Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

                        I take a lot of close-up product photos, and this device prevents any camera shake, even with the tripod. I previously used a cable release, but this transmitter allows me to move around a bit more.

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                        1.0

                        Great Until Antenna Breaks Off

                        By Mike

                        from Downers Grove, IL

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

                          The product seemed wonderful until I used it for the first time in the field. It only took 20 minutes to accidentally snap off the tall black antenna, which is very vulnerable. If the were internalized, it would be perfect. It's a accident waiting to happen.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great device!

                          By Hallie

                          from Houston

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

                            I love how small and sleek this product is. It worked flawlessly. Comes in a great little box for safe packing for location shoots. Very happy with this product.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Works great...

                            By DubJack

                            from Anacortes, WA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Low Light
                              • Night Time
                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

                              Easy to set up and install. Do read the instructions to fully understand the product's functionality.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              I love this product!

                              By Goldengirl

                              from Conway, AR

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Easy
                              • Lightweight
                              • Small

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

                                I ordered this product for my D800 & love it! What I like the most is that I don't have to connect it to my hot shoe so I can use my flash at the same time. It works exactly like it says it does!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Very Happy with this Product

                                By Sparky

                                from Stayton, OR

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Lightweight
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Low Light
                                  • Night Time
                                  • Outdoors

                                  Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

                                  I use the remote mostly for Wildlife, Landscape and Night Photography. In the short amount of time I have had it it has worked very well.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter R

                                  By John

                                  from Sydney Australia

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Night Time
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

                                    I was concerned after purchase one of the reviewers commented that there was no on/off power switch and this drained the battery, obviously did not read the instruction booklet.

                                    It is now connected to my D3X, leaves the Flash shoe free for usage, no dangling cords, no special batteries - just AAA. Everything I was looking for

                                    The extra distance/range is good to trigger the shutter but I don't think I will be that far away from my camera

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Compact is the key!

                                    By Mike J

                                    from Glendale, AZ

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • No Cords
                                    • Size

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Macro
                                      • Tripod

                                      Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

                                      So far I have only used it for taking macro and landscape shots. I use in the Mirror Up mode to eliminate camera shake. First click - mirror up - second click - takes pic. The unit was flawless!

                                      The receiver is very small and compact. It is a bit of a challenge to screw the slightly oversize lock ring into the camera socket thread. It is a close fit clearing my Sigma 17-70 AF-M switch. The receiver does come on (red LED on) immediately upon installing into the 10 pin connector (even if the camera is off). This caused no issues, just turned it off with the front on/off button. I like the fact that it uses the camera power source so there are no extra batteries that you need to carry for it. The LED's are bright and easy to see from quite a distance. The fact that there are no exposed wires to have hanging outside from the 10 pin connector to the receiver is what I like. I had an older version that the cord always got in the way and eventually the fine wires inside got damaged and shorted out at times I needed the unit to work.

                                      The Transmitter is nice shape with a sliding cover to keep it's on/off button from being pressed or while in storage. It only uses one AAA battery, no more odd sized hard to find (in stores or in the camera bag) batteries. LED's on the transmitter let you see the two are talking to each other. This is a plus when they are a distance from each other.

                                      My only concerns (and I have not proved this) is that in BULB mode the red & blue LED's on the receiver stays on during the entire exposure. So at night doing star trails the LED's are a bit bright and might cast a glow in the image if extreme foreground is present. A small piece of black tape will fix that... just have to remember to stick a piece somewhere I can find it :-)

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Nice tool to cut down on clutter

                                      By Eric

                                      from Washington, D.C.

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Securely
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Night Time
                                        • Outdoors
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

                                        Nice tool to cut down on clutter of cables and remove another possible source of camera shake.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Just a click.

                                        By Torchman 310

                                        from Santa Clarita, Ca

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attaches Securely
                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Select Nikon DSLRs:

                                          This is a great product to use when you must fire the camera remotely. It's small and light weight. I haven't been able to use it like I would like, but for the events where it was used, it performed perfectly.

                                          It can be stored easily. there are multiple channels, so there is no chance of someone else firing your camera by accident using this type of unit.

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                                          • No

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