Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Triggering System for Nikon i-TTL SLRs

Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Triggering System for Nikon i-TTL SLRs

Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Triggering System for Nikon i-TTL SLRs

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Product Highlights

  • FreeWave Captain TTL Wireless Trans.
  • FreeWave Captain TTL Wireless Rec.
  • Flash Cables and Shutter Release Cable
  • 2.4 GHz Reduced Interference Frequency
  • Battery Indicator on Transmitter
  • Range up to 300', 4 Channels
  • Flash Sync up to 1/8,000 Sec.
  • 3.5mm Sync Connection
  • Dual-Function Shutter Release Button
  • LED Indicators, Pouch Case
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Vello VCTTL-N overview

  • 1Description

The FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Flash Trigger and Remote TTL Shutter Release System for Nikon i-TTL SLRs from Vello is a multi-purpose 2.4 GHz, 4-channel digital i-TTL radio system that gives wireless freedom from a PC cord plus the convenience of accurate exposures through wireless communication with your camera's i-TTL flash technology. Imagine the near impossibility of running 300' lengths of PC cord to shoot outdoors, then imagine the wireless freedom of remote triggered, camera control with auto exposure in a radius up to 300'. Using 2 shoe mount i-TTL flashes and an assistant you'd have enough mobility to light groups, demos, shows, portraits and events on location, on-the-fly.

And the benefits aren't limited to flash photography either. You can also use the receiver with the included camera cord and handhold the transmitter to wirelessly trigger your camera in single shot, continuous shot, bulb, and timer modes. This is of paramount importance in situations where a subject, such as wildlife, may be difficult to approach. Additionally, the wireless function of the device reduces the potential of camera shake when doing macro, close-up, and long exposure photography. The Captain system can also be combined with the non-TTL FreeWave Fusion LR system, and additional FreeWave Fusion LR receivers can be integrated into the Captain system.

The Vello FreeWave Wireless TTL Captain's High Speed Sync and Second Curtain Sync functions create easy to control lighting effects and other creative options such as stop-action shooting and a wide degree of background or ambient light control.

In Brief
  • Full i-TTL functionality for Nikon cameras that work with Nikon i-TTL flashes
  • Adjustable TTL EV allows fine tuning of TTL settings to match your vision
  • 4 Separate channels with a digitally coded 2.4 GHz signal
  • Multiple shutter release triggering options
  • High Speed Sync function allows for a maximum sync speed of up to 1/8,000 second (in TTL mode)
  • Second Curtain Sync enables the user to create special effects and "after blur" images
  • Compatible Cameras
    Nikon: D1, D1H, D1X, D2, D200, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D3, D300, D300s, D3s, D3x, D3100, D3200, D3300, D4, D4s, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D600, D610, D750, D700, D7000, D7100, D800, D800e, D810, Df and D90
    TTL EV Control
    The Vello FreeWave Captain's Wireless TTL Transmitter provides the user with the ability to manually adjust the TTL of an i-TTL capable flash in 1/3 stops between -3 to +3
    High Speed Sync (HSS) Control
    Control the High Speed Sync (HSS) function from the device. This mode allows your camera to set the shutter speed faster than a flash would normally be able to fire in sync with. HSS mode instructs the flash to fire multiple short pulses of light to match the shutter's speed. Your camera/flash manual will indicate how you can access this mode
    Second Curtain Sync (SCS) Control
    Second Curtain Sync (SCS) mode fires a flash at the end of an exposure rather than at the beginning to create the illusion of motion in an image. This yields natural-looking blur trails behind the moving subject such as those seen in night shots of speeding cars
    Control the AF illumination on the device itself, without having to go through your camera's menu
    UPC: 847628580268
    In the Box
    Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Triggering System for Nikon i-TTL SLRs
  • FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Transmitter
  • FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Receiver
  • 2.5mm Remote Shutter Release Cable for Select Nikon & Fuji Cameras
  • 2.5mm Remote Shutter Release Cable for Select Nikon Cameras
  • 2.5mm Remote Shutter Release Cable for Nikon D70s & D80 Cameras
  • Studio Trigger Cable (3.5mm to 3.5mm)
  • Monoplug Adapter (3.5mm to 1/4" Phono)
  • USB Upgrade Cable
  • 4 x AA Batteries
  • Lanyard
  • Pouch Case
  • User Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Vello VCTTL-N specs

    Channels 4
    Wireless Range 300' / 91 m
    Radio Frequency 2.4 GHz
    Control Modes TTL
    Ports 1 x Mini-USB
    1 x 3.5 mm (Flash)
    1 x 2.5 mm (Camera Shutter)
    Bottom Mount Receiver: Cold Foot
    Transmitter: Hot Foot
    Top Mount Receiver: Hot Shoe
    Battery Type 4 x AA
    Dimensions 3.62 x 1.87 x 1.72" / 9.21 x 4.75 x 4.37 cm (Transmitter)
    3.66 x 1.85 x 1.79" / 9.3 x 4.71 x 4.56 cm (Receiver)
    Weight 4.7 oz / 133 g (Transmitter)
    4.7 oz / 133 g (Receiver)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.1 x 2.7"

    Vello VCTTL-N reviews

    FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Triggering System for Nikon i-TTL SLRs is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 31.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unreliable; finicky One of the worst photo products I've purchased. The system is unreliable and cannot be counted on, especially if you do professional work like I do. I bought these because they were cheaper than Pocket Wizards, the standard for these devices. My bad. Day one, it might work as advertised. Day two, with everything identical as the day before, it won't work. Day three, it works without ryhme or reason. Fresh batts all around (inc. flash and camera); channels set correctly; distance from camera to flash about 10 ft. Nothing tricky but these poorly made gizmos will not work, and then again, just maybe they will. Terrible product. Vello tech support takes two days to respond and then they are of zero help.
    Date published: 2016-02-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality, well built. I tried this on my Nikon D610 camera with an SB-800 speedlight. Everything worked as expected, except that in TTL mode the shots were underexposed by about 1EV. I suppose this is easy to deal with (dial exposure compensation on the flash), but I do not know if this level of underexposure is to be expected, and more importantly, if it is constant across a wide range of settings. I ended up returning this item, not because of this issue, but because one cannot mount a flash on the transmitter. Other systems allow you to do that. This was totally my oversight (it is very clear from the product picture that there is no hot shoe on top of the transmitter). My bad.
    Date published: 2015-04-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid simple system that delivers results I wanted a reliable wireless flash trigger that could use high speed sync and had a good range. This trigger works well for exactly that. It came with a nice case and batteries, so you can start shooting right away. The interface is easy to understand and simple to adjust the settings. It mounts easily to the camera and includes all the additional cords needed. The unit also works as a wireless shutter release, which is very cool for anything using long exposures. NOTE: on BULB mode, you have to hold the button down the whole time the shutter is open. This is a nice little unit that gives good performance and was way cheaper than a Pocket Wizard. Bottom line: its a solid unit that works well for not much money.
    Date published: 2015-07-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from magic box Simply that's what i said when open it. A great TTl system, i used with nikon d810 and SP900 and you don't need any thing else because you have every thing in this magic bag. easy to use . very cheaper and work a graet and to much better than other brand. i used for real estate and portrait. this system make me feel happy. Biggest thank for (( B&H)) store, this is the only store they don't disappoint you by anything you buy it through them.
    Date published: 2015-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Where to start, good quality, excellent price, and best of all TTL, using with a SB900 and SB910. All the accessories and a very nice case. I got the kit with the additional receiver. There is technically nothing to learn, load the AA batteries, select a channel 1-4 and shoot. I have use Vello before and very pleased with this product.
    Date published: 2015-03-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Radio System, with one caveat I bought the Vello Captain Trigger and two receivers to use with my D700 and D7100 with speedlights and studio strobes; SB800, Metz AF-1, Photogenic and Paul C. Buff lights. The Captain worked flawlessly with all combinations of my equipment. My camera bodies sync at 1/320 sec and all speedlight modes worked perfectly up to that speed. It was when I tested faster shutter speeds when I discovered the caveat; no speedlight modes other than TTL and TTL BL work above 1/320 sec. This should have been stated in the overview and/or specs of the product. Since high speed sync was a big reason for choosing the Captain, I thought about returning it to B&H. TTL simply is not consistent enough when recomposing portraits. Then I thought about FV lock, not something I used much, if ever. Well, after programming a button on each camera body to do FV lock, I tested it with the speedlights and, well, it worked like a champ. I've now decided to keep the system, but I still think the high speed sync limitations should be addressed in the product overview.
    Date published: 2016-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Out of the Box What is there to say. Load the batteries. Attach the camera (Nikon D5000). Attach the flash (Nikon SB700) and it worked perfectly. I-TTL Exposure was spot on. Tried the remoter shutter release. It work first try also.
    Date published: 2015-12-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great TTL System. Very easy to use. Nice pouch included. I was afraid to buy because there was no reviews, but Vello never failed my expectations. Very Recommended.
    Date published: 2015-03-11
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