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VelloWireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection)
 
4.5

(based on 237 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (145)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (190)
  • Lightweight (166)
  • Reliable (69)
  • Compact (62)
  • Durable (54)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (13)
  • Heavy / bulky (10)
  • Poor design (8)
  • Not durable (6)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (87)
  • Landscape photography (81)
  • Travel (77)
  • Portraits (57)
  • Family photos (53)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (47), Photo enthusiast (46), Semi-professional (37), Semi-pro photographer (31), Professional (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (214), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Safe from Lightning!

I type this review the second time, cause... well... it's the web. :(

I shoot lightning using the Vello Shutterboss. It allows me to more safely...Read complete review

I type this review the second time, cause... well... it's the web. :(

I shoot lightning using the Vello Shutterboss. It allows me to more safely hide in my car, a Faraday cage, while shooting. I can set the camera on Bulb and the Shutterboss transmitter shows me the current exposure duration. Press the button again to stop. Very nice. I can also use it as an intervelometer for timelapse, down to 1fps, or 30X compression.

Only reasons for 4 stars is the batt life on the transmitter. I bought 4 rechargable AAA's and rotate 2 in, 2 recharging. No worries. Also the 1 shot per second min on the interval setting seems arbitrarily long. Why not 1/2 sec between shots? My camera may handle that well. I hope. :)

Great product, a real, well perhaps, lifesaver.
Would be great for remote bird and wildlife shots too I would think.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

the best of a bad lot

This is the best wireless release I've found for Canon cameras. In fact, at the moment it seems to be the only one available, though under many, many, many different names, and...Read complete review

This is the best wireless release I've found for Canon cameras. In fact, at the moment it seems to be the only one available, though under many, many, many different names, and sometimes with cosmetic differences.

It's a clunky unit, and it works.

Until it breaks. Or starts firing randomly. Which it will.

I've been through four (I think) in the last three years, under both the Pearstone and Vello brand names--both of which are B&H house brands. If you buy one of these and use it in the field, it will break. The longest I've had a receiver survive is 16 months. The longest I've ever had a transmitter survive is 18 months. The shortest is about six months.

The miniphone contacts inside both the transmitter and receiver are very flimsy, and pressure on the cable can break them. Sometimes they also develop random faults, such as the receiver screen glowing green and shutting off after ten seconds of on time.

They're also completely unsealed, and if they cross the dew point, condensation will form inside and the receiver will fire (or stop firing) at random. Every reciever I've had has done this.

Sometimes, the reciever will start firing and refuse to stop. Every unit I've had has done this at least once.

Sometimes the transmitter's button will get stuck on. Every transmitter I've had has done this.

Sometimes the transmitter's button just won't work. Two of the transmitters I've had have done this.

Unfortunately, I've used several other wireless releases for Canon cameras, and this is the best--which isn't saying much.

If B&H would pot the electronics in epoxy (~five cents materials and probably about the same for labor), improve the construction of the miniphone contacts using a solid jack, instead of flimsy bent copper contacts (maybe another ten cents), use a right angle mini-phone connector to reduce strain (maybe a hundred bucks to make a new mold at the factory in China, and then no added cost per unit), and improve the button construction so the button covers don't slide into the casing or stop making contact with the switch beneath, this would easily be a four-star product. Hell, if they fixed all that and redesigned it so the unit only used one kind of battery (either AAA or AA), I'd give it five stars.

Instead it's two stars. And the only reason I rate it that highly is because there are even worse products on the market.

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5.0

Perfect

By Joy

from Arlington, VA

Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

This item is exactly what I needed. Operates smoothly and easy to set up.Jjjj

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5.0

Great Remote Shutter/Timer

By Backpacker

from Seattle

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

    I use the ShutterBoss for photographing wild animals/birds as well as time lapse applications. I'm very happy with this product!

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    • No

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    5.0

    works well

    By bob the builder

    from erie, pa

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

      I've been wanting to get this for a while & the Christmas deal was too great to pass up. Simple to use & works very well.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Amazing!

      By BBiz

      from Salt Lake City, Utah

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

      Amazing! Works great! Use it on all my self portraits. Way better than the canon way which requires line of site. I can take this from far away while it is in my pocket.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Worth the cash

      By Pappy

      from mid Michigan

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astrophoyography
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

        Use this whenever I need a very steady shot or wildlife shots.
        So far works flawlessly.
        Needs an off on switch.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Fantastic!

        By Don

        from St. Clair Shores, MI

        Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

        Lots of features. It's just what I needed.

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        5.0

        Good product at a good price

        By The Big Kahuna

        from Flat Rock, MI

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos

          Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

          Used for family pictures

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          1.0

          Garbage - Lasted 2 months

          By J Darr

          from Vancouver Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Lots Of Features

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction
          • Poor Quality
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

          I used this with my Canon 5D MK3 set up. The timer functions work well enough, but after less than 2 months use, the shutter button has stopped working. The warranty from B&H is 30 days and they have instructed me to contact the manufacturer. I am not impressed with this item or the service I have received in the least bit and would not recommend this product to anyone.

          I have spent a small fortune to buy a professional photography set up and all of the quality stuff I have purchased works great. I am kicking myself for going cheap on this item only to be left holding the bag with zero customer support on it.

          Save yourself the aggravation and just spend a bit more to buy something that will work longer than 2 months.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Nice

          By Dave

          from Minnesota

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

              Nice to have a wireless remote timer.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great wireless timer

              By Cdphotography

              from Troy,Al

              Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

              Great wireless timer..it works every time for me which is great. I got it for free with my camera purchase which is awesome.

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              5.0

              Easy to Setup and Use if you read the manual

              By Searching for the next great sunset

              from Portland Or

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

                First interval timer I have purchased or used. I have remote shutters but I really wanted an interval timer for taking time lapse pics. Being a "techie" I got it setup and tried to take a picture every second for one minute, well that did not work. 10 minutes of actually spending time reading the manual later and now everything just works. Not intuitive but easy once you understand what it can and cannot do.

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                • No

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                5.0

                ShutterBoss is the Boss

                By Photopike

                from Suffok, VA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Battery Availabiilty

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

                I use the ShutterBoss with my Canon 1DX and find it to be an amazing wireless remote. It is easy to use and perfect when you need to release your shutter without touching your camera.
                the only downside is that the battery is not always easy to find

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                • No

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                4.0

                Pretty good product

                By Ryan

                from NC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

                  It makes some of my shooting a lot easier and more enjoyable. Once you read the manual, using it is really easy. I usually use it wired to the camera so I haven't tried the wireless way much yet though. When I first tried the product the batteries that came with it were dead so I had to buy a new one but other than that it worked as expected.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  A very useful tool!

                  By Hickory St Photo

                  from Hortonville, WI

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

                    With all the features on this device it is far more than a wireless shutter release. It is great for long exposers, time laps and much more.

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                    4.0

                    Great Product

                    By Jason

                    from Vancouver, BC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

                      I have had this a few weeks now and it is really great. It works very well, simple to learn and more features than I thought I would actually use... that I now use it for. I am finding my pictures are sharper now than with my cable release and I would highly recommend this product.

                      My only hesitation for giving that 5 star review is that it seems very light and I am not sure how long it will last in an outdoor environment, getting dropped on the ground etc etc as things like this can and will happen as we work in the field... hopefully it is made to last. That being said, if it was heavier and more durable it would be twice the cost, and likely too pricey.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again

                      By CardenCandids

                      from Mocksville, NC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

                        I used this remote to do some night photos. It was very easy to use straight out of the box. I am looking to get additional receivers to use for weddings and events where I can setup remote cameras.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Timer

                        By JayTee

                        from canada

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

                          great timer, very versatile, love the wireless function

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Great Addition to Canon Photo Gear

                          By BadDog

                          from Scottsdale, AZ

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action

                            Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

                            Easy setup and excellent remote. Time lapsed Arizona T-Storm clouds for about 2 1/2 hrs at 10 sec intervals, almost until camera battery died. Performs with no missed frames.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Time Lapse A breeze

                            By JJJJ

                            from Cranston, RI

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action

                              Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

                              This is a cool gizmo. You can do remote and automatic firing of your camera without introducing hand shake. There is a bit of a learning curve on the more involved features but once you go through the steps once, it's intuitive. Love the time lapse videos I put together from multiple stills using this piece of gear.

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                              4.0

                              Great helper for time lapses and long exposures

                              By Sparkyflute

                              from Houston, TX

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Features

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Canon 3-Pin Connection):

                              Great and compact addition to anyone seeking to shoot better macro, long exposures, time lapses and sensitive situations where it's best to be away from the camera. It can be used both wireless and wired, which is nice whenever you don't need to wireless version and save on battery life, which according to the package is quite long (haven't experienced how long yet, though).

                              As far as time lapses are concern, the only negative I see if either being able to program 99 photos or indefinite, would be nice to be able to set a number somewhere in the middle between 1-1,000 as I often take 400 or so shots for a time lapse.

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