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VelloShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection
 
4.6

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (51)
  • Lightweight (32)
  • Durable (23)
  • Compact (21)
  • Reliable (7)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (5)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (35)
  • Travel (14)
  • Family photos (9)
  • Wildlife photos (8)
  • Landscape photography (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (22), Photo enthusiast (17), Enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (7), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (59)

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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4.0

Good Remote

By MjG

from Victoria, BC

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

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

    Simple and easy to use and much cheaper than the brand names. Construction is a little weaker, but for the price you can't beat it.

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    • No

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    5.0

    great remote for the price

    By Al nyc

    from Bronx,NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery

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

      with nikon D810

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      • No

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      5.0

      ShutterBoss

      By camjam

      from ohio

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

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

        I was looking for a remote to activate the camera that was inexpensive. The ShutterBoss does the job.

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        • No

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        3.0

        It Works

        By MtnMarkPix

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I bought the ShutterBoss for doing time-lapse photography. It works just fine but, for time-lapses, does less than the intervalometer that it built into my D810's. You can only set it to 399 frames. The built in on the D810 goes to 1000. So I don't really need it for what I'm doing. I was hoping for more options, like a higher frame count and setting as low as .5 seconds. I'm sure there are ones out there that are much more expensive with the options I was hoping for.

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            5.0

            My remote shutter release

            By Paul Clarke

            from Maryland

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

            I am loving it more and more each time I look back on my images. It reduces any shaking that I had in the pass pressing the camera directly.

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            5.0

            Great addition to me camera bag!

            By Guygabriel

            from New York Metropolitan Area

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

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

              I had this accessory on my Christmas Wishlist because I read so many good reviews about this product and chose it over the Nikon version (which was considerably more expensive). It works great! I use it primarily for taking long exposures, but there are many more uses for this product. I normally only buy branded (Nikon) accessories for my D800E, but continue to be impressed by the high quality of Velo products.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              replaced my nikon remote

              By james

              from south carolina

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

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

                having somewhere lost my nikon manual remore shutter release, I purchased this Vello timer shutterboss. No more relying on a digital watch for long (several minute) timed exposures with my lee filters - this does it all. Plus - appears well made, and the price was great.

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                • No

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                2.0

                Quality issue

                By bocarotan

                from Akron, OH

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery

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

                  I purchased this product to do shots > 30 secs in length using ND filters. My first one lasted 10 months and Vello was kind enough to replace it. Although that didn't help when I was in the dark trying to get it to work for some star shots. The second remote lasted 8 months. At that point it became sporadic and failed more often then not. Vello would not replace this one. That is two remotes is less then two years. For those that have already judged, I take very good care of my equipment. The remotes were never dropped in water, caught in a door, etc.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Remote Switch for a good price

                  By PMPhotoguy

                  from Windermere, FL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Onoff Button
                  • Price

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events

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

                    Honestly, I was really skeptical about making this purchase. I will generally always buy Nikon genuine products over 3rd party vendors. In this case, I just couldn't see spending the money on a remote shutter release that cost about 3 times as much! And yes, there are other places that sells them less but buyer beware... I learned my lesson with counterfeit Nikon products. Plus B&H customer service has been outstanding helping me and answering any question I have. I don't buy from anyone else.
                    I just used this product on a commercial property I was shooting for a client. Never had any issues and it worked flawlessly. And consider this, it does have a power on/off button and works without batteries in just shutter release.
                    If you have money to burn and don't care how much you spend, or how many times you have to replace the batteries, go for the Nikon. But if you want a great 3rd party shutter release cord then by all means get this one. You will not be disappointed.

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                    • No

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                    2.0

                    Junk

                    By Photo Man

                    from Oregon

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        Gave it 2 because it works, sometimes,remote does not turn off. it times out, turns on by bumping a button causing the battery to die. battery is $ each timewhen the remote does shut off it resets from the last setting. if you shoot Nikon, get the Nikon remoteif you shoot Cannon, get the Cannon remote

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                        4.0

                        Good buy!

                        By PaulG

                        from Oklahoma City

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

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

                          Without reading the directions I got by.
                          Had a few difficulties at first.

                          Worked for what I needed.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Very Good Remote

                          By Nuall

                          from Houston, TX

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Vello ShutterBoss 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

                          Comments about Vello ShutterBoss 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

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                          • 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 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 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.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            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 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

                                Comments about Vello ShutterBoss 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.

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                                • 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 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 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 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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