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VelloShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection
 
4.4

(based on 150 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (91)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (103)
  • Compact (68)
  • Lightweight (62)
  • Durable (38)
  • Great picture quality (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (5)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (85)
  • Wildlife photos (24)
  • Family photos (23)
  • Travel (19)
  • Weddings (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (44), Semi-pro photographer (44), Pro photographer (35), Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (119), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Never leaves my bag

For controlled long exposures, this is MUCH better than the Canon TC-80N3 - and it uses AAA batteries.

For controlled long exposures, this is MUCH better than the Canon TC-80N3 - and it uses AAA batteries.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Completely stopped working.

This is just my experience and I'm only one person but, boy was this a disappointment! I used it exclusively for shooting timelapse photography and for the first two months it worked as...Read complete review

This is just my experience and I'm only one person but, boy was this a disappointment! I used it exclusively for shooting timelapse photography and for the first two months it worked as designed. After about two months, using it exactly as I always had, the shutter randomly wouldn't trigger every couple of intervals, ruining the timelapse shots. And then on my way to shoot at Niagra falls the Shutterboss just failed completely. I checked the user manual, forums, pressed the reset button, swapped the batteries. It just doesn't work. Never got it wet or dirty or dropped it. It just doesn't work. Still can't figure it out.

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5.0

Powerful and easy to use

By Jimmy

from Switzerland

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

    Ideal for Longtime-Exposures and Timelapse-Movies. Batteries are also included!

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    5.0

    Perfect

    By RattTrap Artistry

    from Lakewood, co

    Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

    I recently got into night photography... B&H photo rewards gave me a great opportunity to purchase when I wasn't 100% sure.... SUPER easy to use and perfect for everything.... I love the manual shutter option

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    5.0

    Well worth the money

    By Light Chaser

    from Saluda, NC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

      Works great for interval or time lapse photography, and costs significantly less than Canon's own intervalometer.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      An Intervalometer for Most Needs

      By Cip

      from Washington D.C.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Accidentally Powers On
      • Batteries
      • Tangled Wires

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

      I needed an intervalometer to take long exposures and this definitely does the trick. It's easy to use, lightweight, and compact enough to fit anywhere. I used it in the Antelope Caves and it performed great. My only problem with it is because it is wired the constant shifting from portrait to landscape gets the wire tangled around the tripod and can possible fall out of the camera. There is a wireless option but double the price. I doubt I'll ever see situations where I'll be away from my camera to trigger the exposure so I decided on this version. Also a minor detail is that it uses normal batteries rather than a rechargeable lithium. Otherwise I'm quite happy with my purchase.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Good product

      By Bill Brasky

      from L.A.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Video Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

      Does what it's supposed to do.
      Only negative is the cord that plugs into the camera seems pretty loose. A stiff breeze could probably blow it out. So far no problems though.
      Timer works great. Added bonus you can use the shutter release without the power being on.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Works like a charm

      By Marathon64

      from Endwell, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Video
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

        I use it primarily for Astrophotography and time lapses. Works like a charm. Simple to use, seems well built... the only thing I could ask for would be a red filter for the backlit screen =)

        I leave it strapped to my tripod all the time, just in case I might need it in a pinch.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Wonderful product

        By Ted

        from Columbus, OH

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

          It's a good way to take time lapse photos, also a general remote control.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Easy and cheap

          By andruk

          from NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

            For timelaps is a wonderful key. The cable should be longer.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Looks good to me!

            By TyrephotoATL

            from Arlanta

            Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

            I bought this on the merits of other Vello products I own. They are not as robust as OEM products sometimes, but I have had no flimsy or easily broken items as of yet. To be honest though, I have only used this item once, as an intervalometer and it was flawless and easy to get up to speed on....read the enclosed manual! It will save you frustration trying to set the length of time of the sequence versus the shutter speed and time between images- each of these values have their own screen and it took me reading the manual to get it in one use.... Not hard, but the interface isn't that intuitive. Time will tell how long the device lasts in my well traveled camera bag; it is kinda big for a convenient spot in my pretty full bag so as of now it's just loose and I fear for its life! Again, it seems pretty robust and I eventually will individually case it. I expect the electronics to go before it gets physically gone.... Way cheaper than the Canon OEM, so I went with it!

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            4.0

            Good deal

            By Marc

            from Oklahoma City, OK

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Video

              Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

              Seems to be a good product. Havent used it much but looking forward to when I do.

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              • No

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              5.0

              realy easy to use

              By Fab

              from France

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

                  i like - good for Time Lease or shot
                  good quality

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works good

                  By Drew

                  from Santa Barbara

                  Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

                  Arrived fast, worked as I wanted it to.

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                  5.0

                  Does what it is designed to do

                  By Casey

                  from Townsend, TN

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

                  Got this on a daily deal so bought it on price. I use this primarily with super telephoto lenses on a tripod and for time lapse. It works as advertised and long as it has a long life I will happy with it. Others have seemed to have high failure rate so time will tell. Could be better made. One negative is that unless you look, it is easy to mix the shutter release button with the "SET" button.

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                  5.0

                  Great remote switch for long exposures

                  By Rick's Pics

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • Setups Takes Awhile

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

                  Essential gear used with a tripod for long exposures. The Shutterboss is easy to program and accommodates a wide range of exposure times and intervals. Great for landscape and nature photography.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Easy to Use

                  By JT

                  from Annapolis, MD

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

                    Very easy to use - don't really need instructions

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Excelent product

                    By mamucho

                    from Quererato

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

                    Easily to use, good price, for me and necessary tool for canon cameras.

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                    5.0

                    Works as advertised

                    By Randy Fath

                    from Dalton Ohio

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

                      Shooting now with the Canon 5DS R it is imperative not
                      to have any camera movement, and this allows me to achieve the next level of sharpness.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great buy

                      By Pantye Waste

                      from Canada

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Night Sky
                        • Stop Motion
                        • Time Lapse

                        Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

                        I bought this shutter release because I am going to be teaching a class of kids how to use their cameras for stop motion photography. Canon's basic shutter release is around 100CAD and that doesn't even have the timer. This device gives me the shutter release without having to touch the camera, but that is only the beginning... it has timer controls that also allow me to do time lapse.

                        Love it, and the price!

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Not good with an L bracket

                        By Dean

                        from Australia

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

                        A well made unit but maybe too well made. The pin connector is quite thick and protrudes to the point where if I shoot portrait style with my L bracket the camera is very hard to fit into the tripod quick release. I might have to shave a bit off, other than that a great unit.

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                        3.0

                        good idea, bad workmanship

                        By Suzanne

                        from Napa, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

                        I like the functionality of this device, but I need to return it for a new one. The three pin connector does not connect to my camera very well. I've worked with the camera's three pin connector for years. It's not the camera; it's the Vello. I'm not going to bend the camera's pins trying to force it into the connector port.
                        The features that I do like are:
                        1) Connects to the camera body via the Remote Control Terminal rather than the hot shoe. (Quite often, I use the hot shoe for other devices.)
                        2) It will function as a shutter release cable w/o the batteries. If you want to activate the intervalometer features then you will need to install the batteries.
                        B&H is my favorite store for photographic tools.

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                        • No

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