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Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Triggering System Kit with Additional Receiver for Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II Cameras

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Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Triggering System Kit with Additional Receiver for Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II Cameras
Key Features
  • FreeWave Captain TTL Transmitter
  • Two FreeWave Captain TTL Receivers
  • Flash Cables and Shutter Release Cable
  • 2.4 GHz Reduced Interference Frequency
For reliable flash triggering with full Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II support, this Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Triggering System Kit from B&H comes with a transmitter and two receivers, as well as flash cables and a shutter release cable, to greatly expand your off camera lighting capabilities with multiple speedlites.
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Vello Captain Overview

For reliable flash triggering with full Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II support, this Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Triggering System Kit from B&H comes with a transmitter and two receivers, as well as flash cables and a shutter release cable, to greatly expand your off camera lighting capabilities with multiple speedlites.

Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Triggering System for Canon E-TTL SLRs

The FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Flash Trigger and Remote TTL Shutter Release System for Canon E-TTL SLRs from Vello is a multi-purpose 2.4 GHz, 4-channel digital E-TTL radio system that gives wireless freedom from a PC cord plus the convenience of accurate exposures through wireless communication with your camera's E-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 E-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 E-TTL functionality for Canon cameras that work with Canon E-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 1/8000 second (in TTL mode)
  • Second Curtain Sync enables the user to create special effects and "after blur" images
  • Compatible Cameras
    Canon EOS: D1 X Mark II, 1D X, 1D C, 1Ds Mark III, 1Ds Mark II, 1Ds, 1D Mark IV, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark II, 1D, 5DS R, 5DS, 5D Mark IV, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 5D, 6D Mark II, 6D, 7D Mark II, 7D, 80D, 70D, 60D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, 77D (9000D), T7i (800D), T7 (2000D), T6s (760D), T6i (750D), T6 (1300D), T5i (700D), T5 (1200D), T4i (650D), T3i (600D), T3 (1100D), T2i (550D), T1i (500D), XSi (450D), XTi (400D), XT (350D), XS (1000D), Digital Rebel (300D), SL2 (200D), SL1 (100D), EOS R, RP
    PowerShot: G1 X Mark II, G1 X, G16, G15, G12, G11, G10 and SX50 HS
    TTL EV Control
    The Vello FreeWave Captain's Wireless TTL Transmitter provides the user with the ability to manually adjust the TTL of an E-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
    AF-Illumination
    Control the AF illumination on the device itself, without having to go through your camera's menu
    UPC: 847628580237
    Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Receiver for Canon E-TTL or E-TTL II Cameras

    The FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Receiver for Canon E-TTL or E-TTL II from Vello is part of a multi-purpose 2.4 GHz, 4-channel digital TTL radio system that gives wireless freedom from a PC cord plus the convenience of accurate exposures through wireless communication with your camera's E-TTL or E-TTL II flash technology.

    Coupled with a separately purchased FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Transmitter, the system not only enables remote triggering but also camera control with auto exposure in a radius up to 300'. Solo shooters can add depth to portraits and group shots by attaching a receiver to an E-TTL or E-TTL II flash mounted on a stand for hands-free shooting. Using 2 shoe mount flashes, an additional receiver 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 an optional transmitter to wirelessly trigger your camera in single shot, continuous shot, bulb, and timer modes, with or without flash. 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 Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Receiver'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 E-TTL or E-TTL II functionality for Canon cameras that work with Canon E-TTL or E-TTL II 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
    Canon EOS: Digital Rebel (300D), XT (350D), XTi (400D), XSi (450D), T1i (500D), T2i (550D), T3 (1100D), T3i (600D), T4i (650D), T5 (1200D), T5i (700D), T6i (750D), T6s (760D), SL1 (100D) and XS (1000D), 60D, 70D & 80D
    10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 6D, 7D, 7D Mark II, 1D, 1D Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark II, 1Ds Mark III, 1D X and 1D C
    PowerShot: G10, G11, G12, G15, G16, G1 X & G1 X Mark II, SX50 HS
    TTL EV Control
    The Vello FreeWave Captain's Wireless TTL Transmitter provides the user with the ability to manually adjust the TTL of an E-TTL or E-TTL II 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
    AF-Illumination
    Control the AF illumination on the device itself, without having to go through your camera's menu
    UPC: 847628580251

    Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Triggering System for Canon E-TTL SLRs Specs

    Wireless
    Channels4
    Wireless Range300' / 91 m
    Radio Frequency2.4 GHz
    General
    Control ModesTTL
    Connectivity
    Inputs/Outputs1 x Mini-USB
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (Flash)
    1 x 2.5 mm (Camera Shutter)
    Mounting
    Bottom MountReceiver: Cold Foot
    Transmitter: Hot Foot
    Top MountReceiver: Hot Shoe
    Electrical
    Battery Type4 x AA
    Physical
    DimensionsTransmitter: 3.62 x 1.87 x 1.72" / 9.21 x 4.75 x 4.37 cm
    Receiver: 3.66 x 1.85 x 1.79" / 9.3 x 4.71 x 4.56 cm
    Weight4.7 oz / 133 g (Transmitter)
    4.7 oz / 133 g (Receiver)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight1.145 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.7 x 5.25 x 2.6"

    Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Receiver for Canon E-TTL or E-TTL II Cameras Specs

    Wireless
    Channels4
    Wireless Range300' / 91 m
    Radio Frequency2.4 GHz
    General
    Control ModesTTL
    Connectivity
    Inputs/Outputs1 x Mini-USB
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (Flash)
    1 x 2.5 mm (Camera Shutter)
    Mounting
    Bottom MountCold Foot
    Top MountHot Shoe
    Electrical
    Battery Type2 x AA
    Physical
    DimensionsReceiver: 3.66 x 1.85 x 1.8" / 9.3 x 4.71 x 4.56 cm
    Weight4.7 oz / 133.2 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.61 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.4 x 5.15 x 2.35"

    Vello Captain Reviews

    Couldn't Be Happier

    By ROBERT
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-03-08

    So far it does everything I wanted it to do. Objective was to get the flash off the camera in positions for better fill, and it has worked perfectly.

    Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Triggering System for Ni

    By steve
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2020-05-12

    Does a excellent job and fast shipping

    Not in manual

    By Brian
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2020-04-13

    ???(Nikon)No manual references to ODS(over drive sync) and EV reset. ODS accessed by holding CH button than press AF-ILL button. ODS menu on screen. Adjust using EV +/-. Note; holds value of last settings leaving mode. EV settings; Hold to toggle +/- or one press at a time. To reset zero faster= hold AF-ILL button and press EV-. 0-5.0ms.

    So far so good!

    By Meara
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2020-01-30

    I've used it as a remote trigger system with my Nikon D800E and speed lite when set up off-camera, and as a shutter release. Set up is quick and easy. Seems to keep up with quick shooting. Very happy with my purchase.

    Just as advertised

    By Brandon
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2020-01-27

    I was pleasantly surprised when I received these things. Being kind of new to using off camera flash this way, I was relieved to find that this was really as close to a plug n' play set up as there is in photography. I'm using them on my Nikon D7100 and a Nikon SB-700 and they worked like a charm. The units fit snugly and securely on both the camera body and flash, and the receiver mounted on my stand firmly as well. Nothing felt cheap or flimsy. The response of the transmission to the flash was uninterrupted no matter what distance I was shooting from. For this price, I have no complaints!

    It doesn't work with a Canon Speedlite 580EX II

    By Luanne
    Rated 3 out of 5
    Date: 2018-05-10

    I was disappointed when I tried to attach the receiver the my Canon Speedlite 580EX II. The flash will not lock onto the receiver and therefore, it doesn't connect to receive the signal to flash. I think there should be a note in the description or some indication there is a problem connecting with the Canon Speedlite 580EX II. It works fine with my smaller Speedlite 430EX, so I will keep it. I haven't tested it in the field yet.

    Works with Canon EOS R5

    By Kenneth
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-11-30

    I read this worked with Canon EOS R, however, I upgraded to EOS R5 and everything worked perfectly with my Canon Speedlite... haven't pushed to the limits yet but so far so good

    Essential lighting gear

    By Jennifer
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-01-20

    Exactly what I needed. The Vello Freewave Captain remote system is plug and play perfect for off camera flash triggering. Intuitive TTL communication makes quick lighting changes easy direct from camera. The compact and quality feel of the units are perfect for travel and the included accessories fit nicely into the provided storage bag.

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    question

    Is this compatible with Canon 70D? Can this be used as a Shutter Trigger as well as Flash trigger(canon speedlite 430EXII at the same time?
    Asked by: Jacob K L.
    Yes, you may use the Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Triggering System Kit with Additional Receiver for Canon as either an off-camera flash triggering system to trigger your Canon 430EX II flashes off-camera, or you may use the unit to trigger the Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera with the included shutter release cable.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    Does this kit work with non Canon speedlites?

    Does this kit work with non Canon speedlites?
    Asked by: Osborne Preparatory
    The kit works only with Canon speedlights, however there are FreeWave Captain kits that are compatible with other speedlight manufacturers. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.
    Answered by: Gradus Support
    Date published: 2019-07-17

    question

    Can the receivers be used as Transceivers too? (I mean both as a transmitter and Receiver)?
    Asked by: Jacob K L.
    Yes. Is a receiver and transmitter
    Answered by: Felix R.
    Date published: 2021-04-24

    question

    If I use this remote with the Photogenic AKC 50BK Strobe Kit will this allow me to use flash sink speeds above 250?
    Asked by: Dave D.
    No, it will not. The Photogenic StudioMax III Constant Color 320 W/S Monolight is a fully manual monolight; it is not a TTL-compatible monolight unit and will not be compatible with High Speed Sync. Photogenic does not manufacture TTL monolights with High Speed Sync capability, and the Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Triggering System Kit does not add TTL or HSS capabilities to the monolight. However, the units can be used to trigger the monolights wirelessly; you would simply have to set the output power of the flash manually on the unit, and your maximum flash sync speed will be limited to your camera's standard flash sync speed.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    With these 2 receivers, its possible from transmitter to give different EV values to each flash? Ex. On my 430-exII main light I want to stay zero. On my another 430-exII as rim, I want - 2/3.
    Asked by: Pedro O.
    No, that would not work. The Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL triggers do not allow different groups, so all flashes on the off-camera remotes would have any EV changes set equally on all off-camera flashes. You would need to purchase a wireless trigger system that allows you to place different flashes in different groups for your stated usage needs.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    I owned this product for two years and Im planning on switching to Sony cameras. Is there a way to use some or all of the with Sony?
    Asked by: Ira S.
    If you are purchasing a new Sony camera that uses the Multi-Interface hot shoe, the Vello FreeWave Captain Wireless TTL Triggering System for Canon E-TTL SLRs will fit into the camera's hot shoe. However, as the wireless triggers are designed for Canon E-TTL II automatic flash exposure, and not for Sony's TTL system, do note you will have to set the flash output manually; there will be no TLL automatic exposure when using this on a Sony camera.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Any idea when this item may become available?
    Asked by: Daniel M. M.
    It should be soon but the manufacture has not given us a date yet.
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Would I be able to trigger a second body using the reciever?
    Asked by: Sean L.
    The first and second camera body would need to have a receiver connected to each of them and would need to be on the same channel as the transmitter.
    Answered by: Kirk R.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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