Vello LW-500 Extendá Plus Wi-Fi Camera Controller for Select Canon, Nikon, and Sony Cameras

Vello LW-500 Extendá Plus Wi-Fi Camera Controller for Select Canon, Nikon, and Sony Cameras

Vello LW-500 Extendá Plus Wi-Fi Camera Controller for Select Canon, Nikon, and Sony Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • For Select Canon, Nikon & Sony Cameras
  • Transfer Rate: up to 10 MB/s
  • Remotely Capture Photos & Video
  • Apps for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows
  • Creates Wi-Fi Network with 196.9' Range
  • Adjust ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture
  • Live View & Touch Focus Functions
  • Intervalometer with Bulb Mode
  • Wireless Streaming of Images for Review
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
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  • 1Description

Shoot images or video wirelessly through the Vello LW-500 Extendá Plus Wi-Fi Camera Controller for Select Canon, Nikon, and Sony Cameras. Connecting the Extendá Plus to your camera via your camera's supplied USB cable, it creates an ad-hoc Wi-Fi network with a range of 196.9 feet. This allows you to connect to your computer or mobile device. Use the user-friendly Extendá app, which operates on iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows platforms. The app enables you to remotely adjust camera settings such as ISO, aperture, exposure compensation, and shutter speed.

The available Live View mode provides a feed of your camera's view on your device, enabling Touch Focus and many other functions at your fingertips. Setting the app in auto viewing mode streams photos to your device at 10 MB/s so a client can view the images as you are shooting. Other features include bulb, focus stacking, and an intervalometer through the app as well. The Plus is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a three-hour battery life.

Compatible Cameras
Canon 1Dx Mark II, 1D X, 5DS R*, 5DS*, 5D Mark IV, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 6D Mark II*, 6D, 7D Mark II*, 7D, 80D, 70D, 60D, 50D, 77, T7i, T6s, T6i, T5i, T5, T4i, T3i, T3, T2i, T1i, SL2, and SL1
Nikon D5*, D4S, D4, D3x, D3s, D3, D850*, D810*, D800*, D800e*, D500*, D750*, D610, D600, Df*, D7500*, D7200*, D7100*, D7000*, D90, D5600, D5500*, D5300*, D5200*, D5100*, D3400, D3300*, D3200*, Z7, Z6
Sony: Most cameras are supported, however not all functions of the Extendá are available. Please see the manufacturer's Sony compatibility chart for detailed compatibility information.
* Use the USB cable that is supplied with your camera.

The Extendá Plus connects to a camera directly via a USB cable and then creates an ad-hoc Wi-Fi network, which allows you to remotely control a camera using an application available on IOS, Android, Mac, or Windows devices. The Wi-Fi network has a range of 196.9 feet.
Remotely change your camera settings such as shutter speed, ISO, aperture, exposure compensation, and white balance via a smartphone or computer, and live view mode provides a real-time stream from the camera to your device, which allows you to preview images on a larger screen.
Set up the app for auto viewing of images to have each image streamed to a mobile device or computer immediately following capture. This allows a client or assistant to easily review images as they are taken. Also, you can use the Extendá app to browse images on the card and then select images to save to your mobile device or computer.
The Extendá app supports touch focus/tap-to-focus functionality. This means you can just tap on your device's touchscreen to select which area of the scene to focus on. Alternatively, you can also manually control focus by adjusting the focal plane forward or backwards in small increments.
Create timed exposure images, set a delayed timer for exposure, or use the intervalometer for time-lapse photography through the app. A bulb mode is available as well for long exposures.
Focus stacking will allow you to take a series of photos with varying focus points that can be combined in post-processing software to create a single image with a wide depth-of-field.
Set up bracketing in order to make sure you get the perfect exposure. This mode offers options for exposure bracketing using shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation. This tool can be used to help create HDR images using post-processing software.
On your device use the rule-of-thirds grid, which helps you to compose your shot whether you are shooting photography or video.
Powered by a built-in 3.8V 3200mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which has a 3 hour battery life.
Software Requirements
iOS 8.0 and above Android 4.0 and above Windows XP and above Mac OS X 10.10 and above
In the Box
Vello LW-500 Extendá Plus Wi-Fi Camera Controller for Select Canon, Nikon, and Sony Cameras
  • USB Micro-B Cable
  • USB Mini-B Cable
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Release Type Wireless: Wi-Fi
    Camera Connection Various/Universal
    Wireless Frequency 5.8 GHz
    Interval Timer/Programmable Yes
    Live View Yes
    Mobile Device/App-enabled Yes
    Wireless Range 196.9' / 60.02 m
    Transmitter Power Source Battery
    Transmitter Battery Requirements 1 x Lithium-ion polymer
    Transmitter Dimensions 1.6 x 2.5 x 4.2" / 40.6 x 63.5 x 106.7 mm
    Transmitter Weight 12.6 oz / 357 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.8 lb
    LW-500 Extend00E1 Plus Wi-Fi Camera Controller for Select Canon, Nikon, and Sony Cameras is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Software needs major work Vello obviously never tested their software (even the recently revised version) with their new LW-500 hardware as it simply does not work as advertised. The touch focus works occasionally, but the system closes most of the time to make the great idea of this product  practically useless.
    Date published: 2019-02-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hardware is great, software is awful. It works, but as another reviewer noted, the software is garbage. It crashes to the desktop every time I try to change the save image folder, or set it to auto-import on start. On the plus side, its fast - it pulls 36mp D800 JPEG+RAW in two or three seconds per image.
    Date published: 2019-03-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Perspectives! I recently got to try out the Extendá Plus, and I have to say, Im a fan! I had zero trouble with the software - as I see some others did. Using it around the house and the studio have been helpful for feeling out the app, but I am really looking forward to getting more use out of it in the field. So far, I am confident that it will work well! As a wildlife photographer, remote systems like this open the door for interesting perspectives, rather than typical telephoto views. I have a few different projects in mind that I sure will try and use the Extendá for! It works well on my canon 5D mark II - an older body. Nice to keep this in mind when buying! Like I said, this device really opens the door to new things. There are so many possibilities - more than I could ever need! Would recommend.
    Date published: 2019-03-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for General & Astrophotography There are many add-on devices available for control camera. There is even software for some models that provide live view and photo capturing. I have used the Nikon iOS apps WMU and SnapBridge. WMU worked fine with the D7200 DSLR, but SnapBridge for the D850 DSLR was unreliable. Neither app worked with the other camera and they did not have an intervalometer function. The Vello Extendá Plus apps worked as I hoped. The only thing that somewhat surprised me was the image quality of the live view seen on the 27 computer screen when it was upscaled from the native size from the camera. Some pixelation was evident. The only time when this could be an issue is during critical focusing. I expect I will continue to use the Vello ShutterBoss when imaging through a telescope. I will probably use the Vello Extendá Plus when doing general photography with the DSLR on a camera tripod and astrophotography with the camera on a sky tracking mount. The Extendá Plus really shines when wanting to see a Live View on the iPad or iPhone, set exposure values remotely, and/or take photos that you want to immediately download from the camera and share with others. I have been very happy with my Vello products and their support over the years so choosing the Vello Extendá Plus was a good decision.
    Date published: 2019-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Tool! This is working great with my Canon 5d MKIV.  The connection and mobile app is also really snappy.  Although many modern cameras have the ability to control your camera via wifi, this has that plus some really cool features.  For starters, you can do time lapse and focus stacking which is awesome.  My favorite is auto view.  This allows you to take pictures and view them right on the Extenda mobile app with an option to also save it directly to a folder inside your photo app in your mobile device.  From my test it transfers and saves pretty quickly to the app and my iPhone (XS MAX) using both RAW and FINE Jpeg options.  This is great when you want to have someone preview the shoot live while being on the go or in a situation where you do not have a teathering set up.  You can even browse images that are already on your camera.  This feature alone is worth it to me.  I am fairly new to time lapse but there is a nice article on this page that goes over some useful beginner tips.  I wanted to use the time lapse function on the A7III due to Sony removing their time lapse app but I started to have connection issues.  It worked at first but now it is having a hard time connecting via the usb on my camera for some reason.  While it worked I did like it so hopefully its just a simple firmware update or reset.  Im not taking off a star even though the A7III is listed as compatible here because on their official documents its not listed.  Until it gets worked out I will continue to enjoy it with my MKIV and I will enjoy it even more if they can get it to officially work with my A7III. [I received this product in exchange for my honest review.]
    Date published: 2019-02-14
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