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VelloShutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection
 
4.7

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (43)
  • Lightweight (26)
  • Durable (19)
  • Compact (17)
  • Reliable (7)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (5)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (27)
  • Travel (11)
  • Wildlife photos (8)
  • Family photos (7)
  • Landscape photography (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (13), Enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (6), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (51)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Vibration Reduction for D800E

I use the Version II to activate the shutter in mirror-up mode for the Nikon D800E. This is a big help, since it avoids camera shake on a high-resolution image. I don't touch...Read complete review

I use the Version II to activate the shutter in mirror-up mode for the Nikon D800E. This is a big help, since it avoids camera shake on a high-resolution image. I don't touch the camera during the shutter activation process. This appears to make a big difference in the clarity of the final result. I gave it 5 stars due to the pricing and features vs. the Nikon equivalent. It appears to be a worthwhile accessory for the Nikon D800E camera system, which, due to the high-resolution sensor, makes vibration reduction important.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Batteries included

Nicely built, thick cord with good strain relief, (Although the plastic is very thin for the battery door, so don't drop it).

The instruction manual is good, well written. ...Read complete review

Nicely built, thick cord with good strain relief, (Although the plastic is very thin for the battery door, so don't drop it).

The instruction manual is good, well written. Batteries are included (nice touch).

My only real complaint is that the 4 way switch is too small for my fingers (my hands are a little larger than average). There was plenty of room to make the switch twice as large, but for some reason they used a tiny switch, and I usually hit the wrong keys, so what should be a one second operation ends of taking 5 times as long to undo and redo the selections.

If you have small skinny fingers, it shouldn't be a problem, but this review definatly looses stars for the too small control switch, since it is troublesome to use for me.

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5.0

Very Good Remote

By Nuall

from Houston, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

Seems just as good to me as much more expensive models.

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1.0

Not for me

By Ramblingman

from NY, NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

        I am a fan of vello remotes and have owned a few in the past. This one just didn't work for me and within 5 uses the connection points to my D800 broke and the remote was worthless. I will be asking for a refund. May try out the wireless one instead

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great Remote Switch

        By Marcus

        from Newport Beach

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

          I was looking for one and found this one it the price point that I wanted and it does the job perfectly!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Love my Shutterboss!

          By John in Virginia

          from Lovettsville, VA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Good Audio Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Timelapse

          Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

          Just simplifies time-lapse which is what I use it more for than anything else.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          2.0

          Great features..Not very durable

          By Rick

          from NC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

              I've had this unit for about 2 years and used it intermittently for long exposure and interval shooting. It worked very well the few times I used it. Just recently decided to use it more frequently to reduce camera movement caused by pushing the shutter. Found that it worked only intermittently causing me to miss some great shots. Finally determined that the cable connection to the unit has been damaged. Not sure what caused it but I don't believe it was excessive use or mishandling.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Batteries included

              By Russ G

              from Silicon Valley, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                    Nicely built, thick cord with good strain relief, (Although the plastic is very thin for the battery door, so don't drop it).

                    The instruction manual is good, well written. Batteries are included (nice touch).

                    My only real complaint is that the 4 way switch is too small for my fingers (my hands are a little larger than average). There was plenty of room to make the switch twice as large, but for some reason they used a tiny switch, and I usually hit the wrong keys, so what should be a one second operation ends of taking 5 times as long to undo and redo the selections.

                    If you have small skinny fingers, it shouldn't be a problem, but this review definatly looses stars for the too small control switch, since it is troublesome to use for me.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works Great. Easy to program

                    By Joe V

                    from Stockton CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                      This unit works with my Nikon and was easy to program. It performs well.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Remote...with Timer

                      By Diane

                      from Eliot, ME

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                          I upgraded to this remote so that I would not have to have a stopwatch in addition to the remote. This has many features built in and is easy to use.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Remote!

                          By Photoguy

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                            I would definitely recommend this remote. I love the functionality and ability to change multiple settings from the remote. The remote is easy to use and lightweight.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Does what it's supposed to do.

                            By Josh Murphy

                            from Athens, PA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                              I'll keep it short and to the point. This remote does what you need it to do, and makes shooting time lapses a breeze. At this point I don't see the need to pay more for a "name brand" remote that does the same thing.

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                              4.0

                              Shutter Release

                              By aalmagor

                              from Boston

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                              Easy to use

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Great Remot with LOTs of Options

                              By pckk

                              from Park City, UT

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                                  This works perfectly. The interface is a little strange, I have yet to figure out how to stop the red light from blinking but overall it's exactly what I wanted. No more setting a stop watch and having to run over to the camera!

                                  The light stays on for a very short time. I would like it to stay on a little longer but not a huge deal.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice remote

                                  By Iamthegasman

                                  from Midwest

                                  Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                                  Ordered this for a remote trigger for a Nikon D810. Works great. Seems like it is well made with quality plastic. Screen is easy to read. Doe what it's supposed to do without any issues.

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                                  4.0

                                  great remote

                                  By jglaser757

                                  from florida

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                                    I bought this on a whim..I already had a remote but it had no read-out,,this makes it easy to time exposures.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great stuff

                                    By Tom shot the barber

                                    from Surda, Palestine

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                    • Bulky

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                                      This is an excellent remote release packed full of features at an affordable price. My only wish is that it would be half the size.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Easy to use

                                      By Muz of Montana

                                      from Great Falls MT

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery

                                        Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                                        I like the shutter release function without actually turning the unit on and the two button reset. It is very easy to use.

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                                        5.0

                                        Solid and Simple to Use

                                        By Paul Tomey

                                        from St. Petersburg, FL

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Long exposures

                                          Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                                          This timer was recommended to me by a well known photographer who uses the same camera I have, a Nikon D800. I knew it would be a good piece of equipment and it is. Very intuitive and therefore once you get the gist of the modes you can easily figure out the rest without reading the instructions. Mainly I use this for shutter speeds above 30 seconds since my camera's built-in intervalometer does pretty much everything else this timer does. Can anyone tell me with all of our current technology and cameras getting smarter and smarter, even the most expensive cameras don't have shutter speeds slower than 30 seconds?

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                                          5.0

                                          Very reliable and programmable

                                          By Doug

                                          from San Francisco

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Wildlife Photos

                                            Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                                            I've used this little guy on a few shoots now - sometimes as a way to avoid touching the camera (for pixel perfect alignment between shots) and sometimes as a way to program it. It works very well in both instances.

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                                            5.0

                                            good product at good price

                                            By wah

                                            from ny ny

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy to Use

                                            Cons

                                            • Bulky

                                            Best Uses

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

                                            Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                                            I use for my d800 .It is very esay to use and have power off switch to save battery.

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                                            5.0

                                            Love this remote timer

                                            By Alex

                                            from San Diego

                                            About Me Photography Student

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Family Photos
                                              • Landscape/Scenery

                                              Comments about Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                                              This timer is working just as it is suppose to. I am in a night photography class and we all needed timers. I love the fact it lights up, not to brightly, so you can see what settings you are dialing in. Many of my classmates don't have this feature and have to use their phones or flashlight.

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