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

(based on 168 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

91%

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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5.0

So simple to use

By PhotoJacko

from Hammond, IN

Verified Buyer

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

The Vello ShutterBoss II is exactly what I was looking for.. simple to use and it comes with instructions in case you have never used a remote timer before. This is actually the 2nd type of Timer remote I have bought for my Canon 6D. The first one was a Neewer (purchased through a different company) and for some reason I find it so complicated to use that I don't even use it. I've tried youtubing tips & instructions but it's hopeless.. I honestly think it's just possessed.. You won't have problems with the Vello though. Great buy.

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5.0

Works well

By Ralph

from Undisclosed

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

Works well with 5DsR. I like that it can fire shutter even without batteries. Timer functions still require a battery though. Good product for the price and much needed with high res cameras on tripods. Greatly reduces blurry images due to movement of camera.

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5.0

Excellent Tool

By Jeff W Waldrop

from South Louisiana

Verified Buyer

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

Great product, equally great value. Simple to use, and intuitive!

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3.0

Gone through 2 in less then a year

By Mark

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

I have nothing to complain about they do what is needed. I will say I have gone through 2 in less then a year from heavy use. Hawaii's humid conditions ruins it every time.

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4.0

Its Good

By primus99

from Decorah IA

Verified Buyer

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

I like it and it seems well made,does the job and thats all that counts

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5.0

Perfect

By MikeR

from Walla Walla, WA

Verified Buyer

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

Works perfectly. Solid build, excellent quality. Great price!!!

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5.0

Time Lapse Essential

By Krm

from California

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

Very easy to use for time lapse as well as just an on camera remote. Plug and play with my 7d.

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5.0

Batteries last a year or more.

By GB

from Sydney

Verified Buyer

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

We have several units in the field and the batteries last a year or two.

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5.0

Should have purchased sooner!

By Mark S

from Ooltewah TN

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

Should have purchased this Vello Shutterboss II wired remote sooner. I love to take time-lapsed photos, but as one soon learns, the less you have to touch your tripod mounted camera the sharper and better the results! It's really much easier and faster to calibrate and snap photos with the Shutterboss II than having to touch one's camera multiple times and risk camera movement. Have now used this remote everyday since purchased 10 days ago and love it. Yes, I highly recommend the Vello ShutterBoss II.

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5.0

A Must have for astrophotography

By Salvador Perez

from Guadalajara, Mexico

Verified Buyer

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

Very easy to use, batteries last very long. Works great!

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5.0

Great alternative

By Ben

from Pittsburgh

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

A great release for half the cost. Haven't noticed much difference between this and the Canon release.

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1.0

Two units. Both had issues a month into use.

By CHS photo

from Charleston SC

Verified Reviewer

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

While the customer service with the company is great and very easy to work with, I've been through two of these units in about a month little light use. I believe some of the internal wiring becomes disconnected and won't allow the shutter release to work. They replaced the first one under warranty. After the second broken unit I'm not sure I'll order another.

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1.0

Unreliable

By Slickrock

from Jacksonville Fl.

Verified Reviewer

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

Totally unreliable as a remote switch

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5.0

I like it

By Matt Nelson Photo

from Atlanta, GA

Verified Buyer

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

I had a similar Vello remote for my 70D. Both work great, highly recommended.

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5.0

Solid features / good value for $s

By koolkat

from Phoenix, AZ USA

Verified Buyer

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

Just received this item for a trip to goblin State Park in Utah & then off to Yellowstone. Rich with features that will make time lapse & overall landscapes easier to take. Good videos on YouTube to study & learn.

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5.0

Vello Shutterboss

By TJ

from Indiana

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

Works perfectly. Great addition to my Canon 6D.

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5.0

I absolutely love this product!

By AJG

from Celebration, FL

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

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

This is a great product because the name brand competitor goes for $85 more than the cost of this one!I have been able to do some awesome night shots with it!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Powerful and easy to use

By Jimmy

from Switzerland

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

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

    Ideal for Longtime-Exposures and Timelapse-Movies. Batteries are also included!

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    5.0

    Perfect

    By RattTrap Artistry

    from Lakewood, co

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

    I recently got into night photography... B&H photo rewards gave me a great opportunity to purchase when I wasn't 100% sure.... SUPER easy to use and perfect for everything.... I love the manual shutter option

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    5.0

    Well worth the money

    By Light Chaser

    from Saluda, NC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

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

      Works great for interval or time lapse photography, and costs significantly less than Canon's own intervalometer.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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