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

(based on 163 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (102)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (105)
  • Compact (69)
  • Lightweight (64)
  • Durable (38)
  • Great picture quality (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (87)
  • Family photos (25)
  • Wildlife photos (25)
  • Travel (21)
  • Weddings (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (45), Photo enthusiast (44), Pro photographer (36), Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (121), 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

Perfect

By MikeR

from Walla Walla, WA

Verified Buyer

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

Works perfectly. Solid build, excellent quality. Great price!!!

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5.0

Time Lapse Essential

By Krm

from California

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

Very easy to use for time lapse as well as just an on camera remote. Plug and play with my 7d.

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5.0

Batteries last a year or more.

By GB

from Sydney

Verified Buyer

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

We have several units in the field and the batteries last a year or two.

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5.0

Should have purchased sooner!

By Mark S

from Ooltewah TN

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

Should have purchased this Vello Shutterboss II wired remote sooner. I love to take time-lapsed photos, but as one soon learns, the less you have to touch your tripod mounted camera the sharper and better the results! It's really much easier and faster to calibrate and snap photos with the Shutterboss II than having to touch one's camera multiple times and risk camera movement. Have now used this remote everyday since purchased 10 days ago and love it. Yes, I highly recommend the Vello ShutterBoss II.

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5.0

A Must have for astrophotography

By Salvador Perez

from Guadalajara, Mexico

Verified Buyer

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

Very easy to use, batteries last very long. Works great!

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5.0

Great alternative

By Ben

from Pittsburgh

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

A great release for half the cost. Haven't noticed much difference between this and the Canon release.

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1.0

Two units. Both had issues a month into use.

By CHS photo

from Charleston SC

Verified Reviewer

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

While the customer service with the company is great and very easy to work with, I've been through two of these units in about a month little light use. I believe some of the internal wiring becomes disconnected and won't allow the shutter release to work. They replaced the first one under warranty. After the second broken unit I'm not sure I'll order another.

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1.0

Unreliable

By Slickrock

from Jacksonville Fl.

Verified Reviewer

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

Totally unreliable as a remote switch

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5.0

I like it

By Matt Nelson Photo

from Atlanta, GA

Verified Buyer

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

I had a similar Vello remote for my 70D. Both work great, highly recommended.

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5.0

Solid features / good value for $s

By koolkat

from Phoenix, AZ USA

Verified Buyer

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

Just received this item for a trip to goblin State Park in Utah & then off to Yellowstone. Rich with features that will make time lapse & overall landscapes easier to take. Good videos on YouTube to study & learn.

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5.0

Vello Shutterboss

By TJ

from Indiana

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

Works perfectly. Great addition to my Canon 6D.

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5.0

I absolutely love this product!

By AJG

from Celebration, FL

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

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

This is a great product because the name brand competitor goes for $85 more than the cost of this one!I have been able to do some awesome night shots with it!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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