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VelloShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection
 
4.5

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (55)
  • Lightweight (35)
  • Durable (25)
  • Compact (21)
  • Reliable (7)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (6)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (38)
  • Travel (15)
  • Family photos (11)
  • Wildlife photos (10)
  • Landscape photography (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (24), Photo enthusiast (19), Enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (7), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (62)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Vibration Reduction for D800E

I use the Version II to activate the shutter in mirror-up mode for the Nikon D800E. This is a big help, since it avoids camera shake on a high-resolution image. I don't touch...Read complete review

I use the Version II to activate the shutter in mirror-up mode for the Nikon D800E. This is a big help, since it avoids camera shake on a high-resolution image. I don't touch the camera during the shutter activation process. This appears to make a big difference in the clarity of the final result. I gave it 5 stars due to the pricing and features vs. the Nikon equivalent. It appears to be a worthwhile accessory for the Nikon D800E camera system, which, due to the high-resolution sensor, makes vibration reduction important.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Set Button Problem the First Time I Used it

The manual was very easy to follow, and the remote switch was very easy to set up. I took about 3 or 4 long exposures and was quite pleased with the performance of the...Read complete review

The manual was very easy to follow, and the remote switch was very easy to set up. I took about 3 or 4 long exposures and was quite pleased with the performance of the Vello ShutterBos II. Then the "set" button dropped beneath the housing when I tried to set it again. The remote could still be set, but I was worried it would stop working. I tried to get the "set" button to go back into place without success. I emailed the company but never got a reply. I have now ordered the Nikon remote switch even though it is quite a bit more expensive. I just don't trust that the Vello won't stop working when I need it.

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5.0

Great

By Amanda

from Undisclosed

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

It works well with my Nikon D3.

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5.0

I would buy this product again.

By Steve

from Churchill, Montana

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

I use the ShutterBosII Timer Remote Switch on my Nikon D800E for timed exposures, time-lapse and all around shooting white using slow shutter speeds. The price was right compared to the Nikon. I like the lighted timer function so I can see what time has lapsed during darkness

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4.0

Great product

By Blue Heron

from Fallbrook

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

      This is my second, I have one for my D7200 and this 10 pin model for the D810. Does everything the Nikon does for half the price.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      Set Button Problem the First Time I Used it

      By Snallysmom

      from Gales Ferry, CT

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

      The manual was very easy to follow, and the remote switch was very easy to set up. I took about 3 or 4 long exposures and was quite pleased with the performance of the Vello ShutterBos II. Then the "set" button dropped beneath the housing when I tried to set it again. The remote could still be set, but I was worried it would stop working. I tried to get the "set" button to go back into place without success. I emailed the company but never got a reply. I have now ordered the Nikon remote switch even though it is quite a bit more expensive. I just don't trust that the Vello won't stop working when I need it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Good deak

      By Frank

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

      good deal...

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      5.0

      Perfect

      By ernaldo

      from New Hampshire

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

        Well under half the price for the Nikon offering, and has an "off" switch. Its easy to program, (utube tutorial videos are plentiful), and seems fairly rugged. I use this unit with my D800 and its a perfect match....

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good Remote

        By MjG

        from Victoria, BC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

          Simple and easy to use and much cheaper than the brand names. Construction is a little weaker, but for the price you can't beat it.

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          • No

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          5.0

          great remote for the price

          By Al nyc

          from Bronx,NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

            with nikon D810

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            • No

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            5.0

            ShutterBoss

            By camjam

            from ohio

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

              I was looking for a remote to activate the camera that was inexpensive. The ShutterBoss does the job.

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              • No

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              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              It Works

              By MtnMarkPix

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                  I bought the ShutterBoss for doing time-lapse photography. It works just fine but, for time-lapses, does less than the intervalometer that it built into my D810's. You can only set it to 399 frames. The built in on the D810 goes to 1000. So I don't really need it for what I'm doing. I was hoping for more options, like a higher frame count and setting as low as .5 seconds. I'm sure there are ones out there that are much more expensive with the options I was hoping for.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My remote shutter release

                  By Paul Clarke

                  from Maryland

                  Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                  I am loving it more and more each time I look back on my images. It reduces any shaking that I had in the pass pressing the camera directly.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great addition to me camera bag!

                  By Guygabriel

                  from New York Metropolitan Area

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                    I had this accessory on my Christmas Wishlist because I read so many good reviews about this product and chose it over the Nikon version (which was considerably more expensive). It works great! I use it primarily for taking long exposures, but there are many more uses for this product. I normally only buy branded (Nikon) accessories for my D800E, but continue to be impressed by the high quality of Velo products.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    replaced my nikon remote

                    By james

                    from south carolina

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                      having somewhere lost my nikon manual remore shutter release, I purchased this Vello timer shutterboss. No more relying on a digital watch for long (several minute) timed exposures with my lee filters - this does it all. Plus - appears well made, and the price was great.

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                      • No

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                      2.0

                      Quality issue

                      By bocarotan

                      from Akron, OH

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                        I purchased this product to do shots > 30 secs in length using ND filters. My first one lasted 10 months and Vello was kind enough to replace it. Although that didn't help when I was in the dark trying to get it to work for some star shots. The second remote lasted 8 months. At that point it became sporadic and failed more often then not. Vello would not replace this one. That is two remotes is less then two years. For those that have already judged, I take very good care of my equipment. The remotes were never dropped in water, caught in a door, etc.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Remote Switch for a good price

                        By PMPhotoguy

                        from Windermere, FL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Onoff Button
                        • Price

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                          Honestly, I was really skeptical about making this purchase. I will generally always buy Nikon genuine products over 3rd party vendors. In this case, I just couldn't see spending the money on a remote shutter release that cost about 3 times as much! And yes, there are other places that sells them less but buyer beware... I learned my lesson with counterfeit Nikon products. Plus B&H customer service has been outstanding helping me and answering any question I have. I don't buy from anyone else.
                          I just used this product on a commercial property I was shooting for a client. Never had any issues and it worked flawlessly. And consider this, it does have a power on/off button and works without batteries in just shutter release.
                          If you have money to burn and don't care how much you spend, or how many times you have to replace the batteries, go for the Nikon. But if you want a great 3rd party shutter release cord then by all means get this one. You will not be disappointed.

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                          • No

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                          2.0

                          Junk

                          By Photo Man

                          from Oregon

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                              Gave it 2 because it works, sometimes,remote does not turn off. it times out, turns on by bumping a button causing the battery to die. battery is $ each timewhen the remote does shut off it resets from the last setting. if you shoot Nikon, get the Nikon remoteif you shoot Cannon, get the Cannon remote

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                              4.0

                              Good buy!

                              By PaulG

                              from Oklahoma City

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                                Without reading the directions I got by.
                                Had a few difficulties at first.

                                Worked for what I needed.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Very Good Remote

                                By Nuall

                                from Houston, TX

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                                Seems just as good to me as much more expensive models.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Not for me

                                By Ramblingman

                                from NY, NY

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                                I am a fan of vello remotes and have owned a few in the past. This one just didn't work for me and within 5 uses the connection points to my D800 broke and the remote was worthless. I will be asking for a refund. May try out the wireless one instead

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Great Remote Switch

                                By Marcus

                                from Newport Beach

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Nikon with 10-Pin Connection:

                                  I was looking for one and found this one it the price point that I wanted and it does the job perfectly!

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                                  • No

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