Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Sony Alpha Cameras

Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Sony Alpha Cameras

Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Sony Alpha Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • 16 Million Possible Channels
  • Operates on Radio Frequencies (RF)
  • Receiver has Dedicated Sony Shoe
  • Direct Line of Sight Not Required
  • Operating Range up to 320' (100 m)
  • Wireless Continuous or Single Exposures
  • Long Time Exposures
  • Transmitter Can Fire Multiple Receivers
  • Wireless Autofocusing & Triggering
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Vello RW-S1 overview

  • 1Description

Whether capturing images in the studio or on location, the Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release adds flexibility and versatility to your shooting style. Photography unplugged - shooters can interact with a model, view the scene or set from alternate angles, or set a camera by a stream to capture an image of a bear hunting while you remain at a safe distance away - all this and more without missing a beat, a shot, or a moment. This particular FreeWave unit is compatible with the Sony Alpha series of DSLRs. It can also be adapted to other camera systems by simply switching the connection cable.

This versatile shutter release features Smart Code technology which allows it to be configured to operate on up to 16 million possible radio channels. You can easily switch channels to "zero in" on a frequency that provides optimal range and functionality.

The FreeWave operates with radio frequency (RF) technology, therefore a direct line of sight is not necessary; radio waves pass through objects such as windows and walls. It is unlike other wireless remotes on the market that operate on an infrared (IR) system and require a direct line of sight between transmitter and receiver to make things work.

Since touching the camera even lightly while capturing an image can create a blurred image, the FreeWave eliminates this by tripping the shutter without any disturbances. This is critical when photographing subjects close up, and for long-exposures and macros. It is also extremely valuable when photographing nature, wildlife and other subjects that are difficult for you to get close to.

Note: Although this remote system is fully compatible with Sony cameras that feature the older Sony/Minolta type shoe, the receiver uses the universal hot shoe and can not be mounted directly to the top of these cameras.

Compatible Cameras
Sony: Alpha A100, A200, A300, A350, A500, A550, A560, A580, A700, A850, A900, SLT A33, SLT A35, SLT A37, SLT A55, SLT A57, SLT A65, SLT A77
Minolta: 7D, 5D, 7i, 7, A1, A2
Smart Code
The FreeWave's Smart Code feature allows you to operate on 16,000,000 possible radio channels. No DIP switches need to be set, and one transmitter can trigger multiple receivers. The units have been synchronized at the factory, so your system can work right out of the box. However, to maximize signal quality and range, it is best to use the Smart Code technology to sense the "quiet" frequencies in your environment and re-synchronize on that channel.
Extended Range
The FreeWave can fire the camera's shutter from distances up to 320 feet (100 meters).
Multi-function
Trigger your camera wirelessly or wired. Wired triggering even works if the receiver battery is dead or missing.
Dual-Function Release
Press the transmitter's button half way to focus; press it fully to trigger the shutter.
Delayed Release
The two-second delay function gives you extra time to get into position.
Multi-exposure
You can take multiple shots with one press of the trigger.
Long Exposures
With the FreeWave you can control the length of the exposure remotely.
LED Indicators
Two LED indicators confirm pre-focus and exposure when in the wireless mode.
Versatile
The FreeWave includes a camera release cable that works with your particular camera model. By simply changing to another cable (additional purchase required) a single receiver can work with many other cameras as well.
UPC: 847628536753
In the Box
Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Sony Alpha Cameras
  • Wireless RF Receiver
  • Wireless RF Transmitter
  • 23A 12V Battery for Transmitter
  • CR2 3V Battery for Receiver
  • FreeWave Camera Release Cable for Select Sony Cameras
  • Lanyard
  • Clip
  • User's Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Vello RW-S1 specs

    Release Type Wireless: RF (Radio Frequency)
    Camera Connection Sony/Minolta
    Wireless Frequency 433 MHz
    Interval Timer/Programmable No
    Live View No
    Mobile Device/App-enabled No
    Shutter Modes Bulb, Continuous, Single Shot, 2-Second Delay
    Wireless Range 328'; / 100 m
    Receiver Dimensions 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.1" / 59.0 x 38.0 x 29.0 mm
    Receiver Power Source Battery
    Receiver Battery Requirements 1 x CR2
    Transmitter Power Source Battery
    Transmitter Battery Requirements 1 x 23A
    Transmitter Dimensions 3.2 x 1.1 x 0.6" / 82.0 x 27.0 x 14.0 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 2.7 x 1.3"

    Vello RW-S1 reviews

    FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Sony Alpha Cameras is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product Overall, this remote works great and is nicely made and is easy to use right out of the box! I'd prefer that the receiver had a smaller footprint, so it didn't interfere with the flash while mounted to the shoe. I had a HECK of time getting the receiver off the shoe the first time, to the point I was afraid of damaging the camera. (After sanding the latch mechanism a tiny bit with an emery board, it slides off just fine.) Lastly, I would have liked to review the manual before I purchased this unit, but neither B&H nor Vello offer one online.
    Date published: 2013-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm so glad I bought this! I have a Sony Alpha 580 and this wireless remote works great. Had a slight learning curve at first-operator error-something wasn't making contact properly. Once I took things apart and reconnected, it worked fine. I did notice that with the camera set to remote, it is on all the time and the battery goes down quickly. This is probably more a camera issue than a remote one. You can use the remote without setting the camera to remote but you lose precious moments while the camera wakes up and focuses.
    Date published: 2014-09-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effortless I bought this for taking pictures of birds/animals without being in plain sight; yet the camera was in a great location. I also wanted something to reduce camera shake when a 2 second delay wouldn't work, and also so I could be in the picture, too. It is so simple to use, works perfectly for what I need.
    Date published: 2012-02-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very well This little remote works like a champ on my Sony A65. The batteries that came with it were weak, probably from age, and that affected the performance. Once I got new batteries in both the transmitter and reciever, it worked without a single glitch. Great for taking portraits when you are to be in the photo. The antenna could be a drawback since it does need to be extended and could easily get bent or broken.
    Date published: 2014-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job well This FreeWave Wireless Remote works great. I got it for doing some experimenting with Bulb photos and others too. But it does exactly what it was made for. It took a little while to configure the wireless remote but just removing the battery in the receiver helped to reset it and once I did that couple times, it worked fine.
    Date published: 2013-11-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice product. As a bird photographer, the Vello Free Wave allows me to get very close to the subjects. So far, it has been very reliable and has operated from up to 50 feet away through double paned glass windows. This kind of performance was impressive for something so reasonably priced.
    Date published: 2014-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best new toy !!!! A great device for wildlife photography. Was happy to sneak up on the bird community !!!' Why did I wait so long to get this item ???? B & H is the best .... Selection, price, and delivery. ,,,,, I have it bookmarked as a favorite. Skipper in AZ
    Date published: 2016-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Under Rated Tried to use a generic Wireless Release with not very good results. Plugged the Vello in to my a65 and it does everything it is supposed to do. I would definitely recommend it to a friend since Bello makes it for all major camera brands.
    Date published: 2013-03-06
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