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Vello FWIRC-C FreeWave IR TTL Flash Commander for Canon

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Vello FWIRC-C FreeWave IR TTL Flash Commander for Canon
Key Features
  • Wireless Infrared E-TTL Control
  • Sets and Controls E-TTL Flash Ratios
  • 180° Rotation
  • Up to Three Flash Groups
The Vello FWIRC-C FreeWave IR TTL Flash Commander for Canon is the nexus of your wireless flash setup, enabling you to set and control all functions of your wireless slave flash units. Equipped with an infrared transmitter, it provides the freedom of remote IR triggering for multiple flashes, and full compatibility with Canon's E-TTL metering and flash ratio systems for total wireless E-TTL control. It also offers high-speed sync with compatible Canon E-TTL flashes, allowing you to use shutter speeds higher than your camera's top flash sync speed. Three groups and four independent channels deliver enhanced wireless operation, even in busy environments, and the Commander itself can be rotated 180° atop your camera for easy line-of-sight positioning. Your FreeWave Commander is powered by 2 (not included) AA batteries. For storage, your FreeWave comes with a drawstring pouch.
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Vello IR Commander Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Wireless Infrared E-TTL Control
  • 3180° Rotation
  • 4Three Flash Groups
  • 5Four Independent Channels
  • 6High-Speed Sync
  • 7Automatic Standby Mode
  • 8Internal Memory
  • 9Stroboscopic Mode
  • 10Modeling Light
  • 11Flash Exposure Bracketing
  • 12Flash Value Lock

The Vello FWIRC-C FreeWave IR TTL Flash Commander for Canon is the nexus of your wireless flash setup, enabling you to set and control all functions of your wireless slave flash units. Equipped with an infrared transmitter, it provides the freedom of remote IR triggering for multiple flashes, and full compatibility with Canon's E-TTL metering and flash ratio systems for total wireless E-TTL control. It also offers high-speed sync with compatible Canon E-TTL flashes, allowing you to use shutter speeds higher than your camera's top flash sync speed. Three groups and four independent channels deliver enhanced wireless operation, even in busy environments, and the Commander itself can be rotated 180° atop your camera for easy line-of-sight positioning. Your FreeWave Commander is powered by 2 (not included) AA batteries. For storage, your FreeWave comes with a drawstring pouch.

The IR Commander is not compatible with the Canon EOS R-series cameras.

Wireless Infrared E-TTL Control

The Vello FWIRC-C FreeWave Commander makes full use of your flashes' built-in E-TTL technology. Its infrared transmitter offers wireless remote flash triggering for multiple flashes. In E-TTL mode, you'll be able to use the Commander to automatically set the appropriate flash level via your camera's E-TTL metering system data, calculating the correct power for all communicating E-TTL-compatible flashes.
E-TTL Flash Ratios
Achieve a professional level of creative control with up to three E-TTL groups by setting flash ratios at different power outputs. The Commander offers two E-TTL ratio modes, so you can adjust the power output ratios for two or three groups, as well as EV.

180° Rotation

The Commander pivots atop your camera to achieve easy infrared line-of-sight positioning with your flashes' IR sensors.

Three Flash Groups

Position your slave flash units individually or combine an unlimited number of flashes in up to three groups to function as main, fill, accent, and other lights.

Four Independent Channels

Enjoy enhanced wireless operation, even in busy environments. Choose from four channels to prevent your flashes from being triggered by other photographers working with similar systems nearby.

High-Speed Sync

Sync at shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000 second-High-Speed Sync mode allows your flash to exceed your camera's maximum sync speed. It's perfect for using large apertures, when freezing motion, or shooting in bright conditions.

Automatic Standby Mode

The Commander's automatic standby mode reduces power consumption and saves on battery life. An onscreen indicator makes it easy to distinguish between standby and off.

Internal Memory

The FreeWave Commander's internal memory remembers your current settings so you won't have to. When you turn the Commander on, all your previous settings will return as before.

Stroboscopic Mode

Create unique effects in which moving objects appear several times in the frame or capture extremely fast objects as the flash pulsates faster than your camera lens can open and close.

Modeling Light

The modeling light minimizes guesswork by approximating how the flash will illuminate your subject. The flash pulses rapidly to present the appearance of a continuous lighting source, simulating the direction of light. It's easy to use-just press your camera's Depth of Field Preview button.

Flash Exposure Bracketing

With flash exposure bracketing, you can take continuous pictures while automatically changing flash exposure compensation. It's great for shooting when lighting is changing rapidly and other situations in which it's difficult to determine the appropriate flash exposure.

Flash Value Lock

Use the flash value lock (FV Lock) feature to lock the flash output level that's optimal for specific elements of the scene. Lock the EV at a specific setting and override the automation to customize your exposure.
UPC: 847628587410

Vello IR Commander Specs

Wireless
Channels4
Groups3
Wireless Range115' / 35 m
General
Control ModesE-TTL, Manual, TTL, Strobo
Electrical
Battery Type2 x AA
Physical
DimensionsTransmitter: 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.3" / 6.3 x 6.3 x 8.3 cm
Weight4.2 oz / 119.1 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.54 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.7 x 4.1 x 3.25"

Vello IR Commander Reviews

Good with 5D MK IV

By Payton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-05

Powerful and versatile.

So far so good

By Mishari
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-15

Very easy to use ! Perfect for my dental needs

Works fine with Nikon R1 ring flashes

By Li
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-21

After getting Z7, I lost the pop-up flash on DSLRs to trigger Nikon R1 ring flash system. This is the alternative to the big and expensive SU-800 commander. It's smaller, cheaper, runs on 2 AA batteries. It works perfectly with Z7. Not sure I like the twist-tight to Hot-shoe. Nikon flash's flip-tight is much better. Not quite Nikon quality, but not cheap plastic either. Good enough for me.

So far, so good

By Dean
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-31

Ive been using my SB800 as a master for CLS, but wanted more flexibility without buying a fourth flash.  Ive done two sessions using this device to control three flashes, and it seems to work as well as the SB800 did.  I havent pushed the distance or line-of-sight limits yet, but most of my work is portable studio headshots, so well within the limits of IR triggering. Presuming it holds up over time, it seems like a fantastic value compared to the Nikon flash controller.

What the other needed

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-02

I have owned the Nikon su-800 for several years and, although it had worked well, I really missed the ⅓ stops for manual exposure. Also, with my sb800 flashes, there is no manual setting from ½ to full power. This remote allows for ⅓ adjustments all the way up to full power. Just what I was hoping for.

Vello freewave

By Vien
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-05

Good and easy to using

Great product for the price

By Sara
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-04

Really easy to set up and use. Super clear instructions. Overall really happy with this purchase.

Not for EOS R

By John
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-13

High speed sync doesn't work for EOS R but OK with EOS 70D.

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Asked by: Dan
This unit is not compatible with a SL3.
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I have a Csnon 580 EXII. If I buy this. Should I also buy the Vello receiver? Or It just work alone with the camera and the flash? Thanks!
Asked by: Rodrigo R.
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Asked by: German R.
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