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Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release for Canon w/3-Pin Connection

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Quick Overview

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

Canon Remote Shutter Release


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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 cameras with a 3-pin connection, i.e., Canon 1D series, 5D, 6D and 7D series DSLRs.

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.

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.

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.


Canon EOS: 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 6D, 7D, 7D Mark II, 1D, 1D Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark II, 1Ds Mark III, 1D X and 1D C

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).

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.


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.


You can take multiple shots with one press of the trigger.


Trigger your camera wirelessly or wired. Wired triggering even works if the receiver battery is dead or missing.

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.

Smart Code Channels 16,000,000 possible codes
Range Up to 320' (100 m)
Frequency 433 MHz
Shutter Modes Single shot
2 sec delay
Confirmation LEDs 2 colors
Power Source Transmitter: 1 x 23A 12V battery
Receiver: 1 x CR2 3V battery
Battery Life Transmitter: up to 3 years
Receiver: approx. 20,000 triggers
Dimensions Transmitter: 3.22 x 1.06 x 0.55" (82 x 27 x 14mm)
Receiver: 2.32 x 1.49 x 1.14" (59 x 38 x 29mm) with cold shoe mount


Packaging Info

Package Weight 0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 2.9 x 1.2"
Manufacturer Vello

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  1. wreless remote

    By cartographer

    I used this on several professional shoots and it works perfecty in and out of line of sight. I used to use a flash wireless trigger this remote is far easier. The wire coils so it stays out of the way and I can stay far enough away when shooting wildlife I don't scare them away. I got several incredible shots of birds and also used it on a beach and was able to stand next to the people posing while i set them up then just stepped out of the picture and shot it instead of running back and forth. This item works great and is really affordable. Definitely would recommend to professionals and even ametaurs.

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