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VelloShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection
 
4.4

(based on 208 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (127)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (105)
  • Compact (69)
  • Lightweight (64)
  • Durable (38)
  • Great picture quality (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (87)
  • Family photos (25)
  • Wildlife photos (25)
  • Travel (21)
  • Weddings (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (45), Photo enthusiast (44), Pro photographer (36), Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (121), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Never leaves my bag

For controlled long exposures, this is MUCH better than the Canon TC-80N3 - and it uses AAA batteries.

For controlled long exposures, this is MUCH better than the Canon TC-80N3 - and it uses AAA batteries.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Completely stopped working.

This is just my experience and I'm only one person but, boy was this a disappointment! I used it exclusively for shooting timelapse photography and for the first two months it worked as...Read complete review

This is just my experience and I'm only one person but, boy was this a disappointment! I used it exclusively for shooting timelapse photography and for the first two months it worked as designed. After about two months, using it exactly as I always had, the shutter randomly wouldn't trigger every couple of intervals, ruining the timelapse shots. And then on my way to shoot at Niagra falls the Shutterboss just failed completely. I checked the user manual, forums, pressed the reset button, swapped the batteries. It just doesn't work. Never got it wet or dirty or dropped it. It just doesn't work. Still can't figure it out.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Simple to set up. Easy to use.

By Mary

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

The ShutterBoss is simple to set up and use right out of the box. My only concern is that the connection to the camera is not a tight fit. I've already had the cable fall out of the connection to the camera.

 
5.0

Buy 2 and still save $$$

By Darren

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

Works like the Canon for 1/3 the price. You can buy 2 so you have one for backup and still have extra cash by not buying the Canon.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent shutter control tool

By Frederic

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

Ordered this for an upcoming night panorama shooting assignment (long exposures), but was also interested in the time-lapse feature.  Tested both over the last week and works like a charm!  Another reviewer (in answer to my question) suggested there was a learning curve for this item, but I found it quite intuitive.  Very Pleased.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Loose fitting

By Daniel

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

I like the unit itself but the connection is very loose. Using it this weekend it fell out 4 times during critical shots.

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Well Built / Easy to use

By Blake S.

from Undisclosed

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

I'm fairly new to photography and looking to gain all the advantages to taking sharp images , day and night. I couldn't decide if I should get canon brand or vello. I went with Vello and don't believe I am missing out on anything. This was a great buy for me. In fact I have extra cash for more accessories ?!!! The only thing stopping me from rating it as a 5 is that I have not used anything else to compare it with

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for long time exposure

By longsheng

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

I bought this in January 2017 and has been using it for taking long time exposure pictures. It is a great product and I find no problem using it. If any, I think the Canon 3-pin connection does not feel like connecting very sturdy. However, it does not bother me using it. Furthermore, you could not beat the price compared to the Canon one TC-80N3. 5 starts overall!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for long exposures!

By Jordan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

I bought this to use on a trip to Iceland to capture the northern lights, and it worked perfectly, even at sub-zero temps! I found the settings to be slightly confusing to set at first, but after a few exposures I got the hang of it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good features, 3-pin connection weak

By Brian

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

I liked the features of this product especially when compared to the more expensive Canon offering.  I was slightly disappointed when I found the 3-pin connection to not fit "snugly"... it felt a bit wobbly when inserted and I just don't have the confidence in the reliability of the connection.  A higher quality 3-pin connector would of made this a 5 start.

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great remote, with built in timer

By Gary

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

Used it last week for the first time, shot 15 photos with it, worked perfect, used on my canon 40D

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Re-writing my original review

By Michael

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

After having for about a year and finally getting to use about 6 times I had a problem, being it had been so long the warranty was up, so after leaving my original review B&H contacted me to ask if they could give my contact info to Vello, so they could contact me about my problem and I agreed to let them.

So vello contacts me and schedules a good time to call me about my problem and, after a few minutes they agreed to send me a new release ( it works perfectly).

To sum it up I would buy this again and give a big thumbs up to B&H and vello for both going above and beyond to make a customer happy, you both have earned a customer for life..

 
5.0

i bought this again

By Patricia

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

I liked this well enough to buy another one....i lost the first one....

 
5.0

Affordable

By Luis

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

Affordable

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Product, Great Customer service

By Ohaganrh

from Wellsville, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

Original item had a loose connection as I've heard other reviewers say. I posted a negative review and the next day had e-mails from B&H AND the manufacturer wanting to correct the issue. Since I saw another review of the same I thought they'd send me a replacement only to find the same flaw.

Both quickly processed the RMA and within a week I had the replacement. Fully functioning, tight connection, great product at a fraction of the cost of the Canon model. At this point I have only been able to do a simple run through on the feature set to make sure all working properly and it does!

Bought to use for time-lapse and long exposure astro-imaging shots. Should do the trick nicely and be a great addition to my arsenal. Bought this for a total steal on a WONDERFUL B&H deal-zone sale thought worth the still low retail price. Every so often they have something great like this in the Deal-Zone.

Took off 1 star only because I needed to go through the RMA process when you just hope to have the item arrive ready to go no muss no fuss. However, I can't say enough positive in favor of both B&H and Vello's customer service. Actively seeking to right the wrong I was prepared to just accept as taking a chance on what could be a 'cheap' product. I'm glad they had the sense to urge me to correct it and their company and customer loyalty is A+. Vello is a great aftermarket equipment option for budget buyers like myself. Thanks to both companies for the top-notch customer loyalty.

 
4.0

great product

By Brenda

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

Ordered these for various Canons for use with photojournalism students at at an astro photography workshop. Easy to use!

 
5.0

Very Nice

By RichB

from Undisclosed

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

Time lapse made easy! Product worked great!

 
4.0

Great!

By Grant Oakes

from Aurora, Co

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

I used it a couple days after receiving it and it worked flawlessly. It was also very intuitive to figure out. Can't wait to do time lapse at night!

 
4.0

I would recommend this to anyone shooting long exp

By Matt

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

Very easy to use

 
5.0

Unbeatable for the price!

By Alma

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

In replacing the Canon TC-80N3 which is at an exorbitant price.
It's a little bigger.
Works as well as the Canon, which is amazing for the price, especially since I wore a 50% discount!
One only small defect the connection tends to unhook a bit easily.

 
5.0

Great multi function device.

By Sony shooter

from McKinney Tx

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

Works great while performing a variety of tasks. I use it for shooting time lapse, a timer and as a shutter trigger.

 
4.0

Must have for star trails

By MikefromCT

from Connecticut

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection:

I bought two of these when they went on sale, one for the 60D/EOSM5 (different plug), and this one for the 6D. The 6D has a multiple exposure setting so the shutter boss can be used to set up the multiple shots and you can just press the button and come back after the multiple shots are taken. Avoids a lot of post-processing. My only criticism, as others have pointed out, is that the plug doesn't have a positive feel, like the snap when you plug in the Canon wired remote. Best to take a test shot to make sure it's plugged in. Other than that, it's very versatile for the price.

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