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Vello LW-500-U Extendá Plus for Lightroom and Capture One Wireless Tethering

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Key Features
  • Wireless Control of Select Cameras
  • Wireless Tethering to Editing Software
  • Wirelessly Tether to 500+ Cameras
  • Transfer Rate: Up to 10 MB/s
Tether wirelessly with the Vello LW-500-U Extenda Plus to Adobe Lightroom, Capture One, or your camera's native software. Capture and transfer your images to your favorite third-party editing software with over 500 cameras, such as Canon, Nikon, and Sony, as well as FUJIFILM, Panasonic, Pentax, or Olympus. With the ad-hoc Wi-Fi network the Extenda Plus creates, you'll have speeds up to 10MB/s. You can apply common photo presets while shooting, and for Canon, Nikon, and, Sony, users can take advantage of all the features the Extenda app has to offer.
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Vello LW-500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Wireless Tethering to Lightroom and Capture One
  • 3Extendá App Features
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  • 12Software Requirements
  • 13Compatible Cameras
  • 14Vello Third-Party Tether Application Compatibility

Tether wirelessly with the Vello LW-500-U Extenda Plus to Adobe Lightroom, Capture One, or your camera's native software. Capture and transfer your images to your favorite third-party editing software with over 500 cameras, such as Canon, Nikon, and Sony, as well as FUJIFILM, Panasonic, Pentax, or Olympus. With the ad-hoc Wi-Fi network the Extenda Plus creates, you'll have speeds up to 10MB/s. You can apply common photo presets while shooting, and for Canon, Nikon, and, Sony, users can take advantage of all the features the Extenda app has to offer.

Wireless Tethering to Lightroom and Capture One

Wirelessly tether to your favorite third-party editing software with more than 500 cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony as well as FUJIFILM, Panasonic, Pentax, or Olympus and transfer your images to Lightroom, Capture One, or your camera's native software.

Extendá App Features

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 on select Canon, Nikon, and Sony cameras via a smartphone, tablet, or computer. 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 those 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 manually control focus by adjusting the focal plane forward or backward 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 allows 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.
Use the rule-of-thirds grid on your device, which helps you to compose your shot whether you are shooting still images or video.
Powered by the Vello LW-500BT 3.8V 3200mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which has a 3-hour battery life. If you need an extra, the battery is replaceable.

Software Requirements

iOS 8.0 and above
Android 4.0 and above
Windows XP and above
Mac OS X 10.10 and above (Vello Tether application is currently not compatible with Max OX 10.15.1)

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*, Z 7II, Z 6II, Z 7, and Z 6
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.

Vello Third-Party Tether Application Compatibility

Cameras that support USB tethering and work with either Adobe Lightroom or Phase One Capture One, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, FUJIFILM, Panasonic, Pentax, and Olympus.

Note: Sony cameras permit USB tethering only with Capture One software.

UPC: 847628034549

Vello LW-500 Specs

Item TypeWireless: Wi-Fi
Camera ConnectionVarious/Universal
Wireless Frequency5.8 GHz
Interval Timer/ProgrammableYes
Live ViewYes
Mobile Device/App-enabledYes
Wireless Range196.9' / 60.02 m
Transmitter Power SourceBattery
Transmitter Battery Requirements1 x Lithium-ion polymer
Transmitter Dimensions1.6 x 2.5 x 4.2" / 40.6 x 63.5 x 106.7 mm
Transmitter Weight12.6 oz / 357 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7 x 4 x 2"

Vello LW-500 Reviews

It Works!

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-07

So far it is working great. The Extenda software seemed a bit wonky but once I opened Lightroom and shot tethered it was just as easy as using a cable. I don't know the range because I was using it near my computer but uploads were plenty fast. The battery in the unit could last a bit longer though and I plan to order an additional battery for the unit. Allegedly there is a way to have the unit talk to the computer wirelessly while also having the computer hooked to my wifi so I can upload directly to OneDrive but I haven't figured out how to do that yet so I have been disconnecting my wifi from my router so the Extenda unit can connect to the computer through its wifi. I caught this on sale at a deep discount so so far its been a great bargain.

Cool Tool!

By Sean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-14

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.]

Software needs major work

By Michael
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-11

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.

Good for General & Astrophotography

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-10

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.

New Perspectives!

By Kyle
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-15

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.

Hardware is great, software is awful.

By Nicholas
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-11

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.

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