User Manual - B&H Photo Video Digital Cameras, Photography

User Manual - B&H Photo Video Digital Cameras, Photography
FREEWAVE
USER MANUAL
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing the Vello
FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter
Release. This device triggers your
camera wired or wirelessly, allowing
you to trip the shutter without
disturbing the camera. It’s ideal for
taking pictures of subjects that are
difficult to approach, such as wildlife. It
also eliminates vibrations caused by
pressing your camera’s shutter release
button during macro, close-up, or
long-exposure photography. The
two-second delay function is great for
self-portraits.
Unlike infrared remotes, which
won’t work if the receiver is not
in direct line-of-sight of the
transmitter, the FreeWave uses
radio frequencies. Radio waves
can pass through and around
objects such as walls, windows,
and floors. You can even trigger your
camera around corners.
The FreeWave can transmit over
16,000,000 possible channels, and there
are no dip switches to set. The device
configures with the press of a button.
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Your Vello FreeWave
Wireless Remote Shutter Release
kit contains:
Wireless RF Receiver,
Wireless RF Transmitter,
Camera Release cable,
Battery, Lanyard, and Clip.
KEY FEATURES
Smart Code: 16,000,000 possible
radio channels. No dip switches to
set. One transmitter can trigger
multiple receivers.
Extended Range: up to 100m
(320 ft.)
Dual-Function Release: Press
halfway to focus; press full to trigger
shutter.
Delayed Release: Two-second delay
function gives you extra time to get
into position.
Multi-function: Trigger your camera
wirelessly or wired. Wired
triggering works even if the battery
in the receiver is dead or missing.
Multi-exposure: Take multiple shots
with one press of the trigger.
Versatile: One receiver works with
dozens of camera models. Just swap
out the camera release cable.
LED indicators: Confirm pre-focus
and exposure during wireless mode.
Long Exposure: Control the length of
the exposure remotely.
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SAFETY WARNINGS
• There are no user-serviceable parts
inside the devices. Do not attempt to
disassemble or perform any
unauthorized modification.
• Do not operate the FreeWave in the
presence of flammable gas or vapors.
• Do not handle with wet hands or
immerse in or expose to water or
rain. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or
electric shock.
• Keep out of the reach of children.
This device contains small parts which
may pose a choking hazard.
• Observe caution when handling
batteries. Batteries may leak or
explode if improperly handled. Use
only the batteries listed in this
manual. Make certain to align
batteries with correct polarity.
• Do not use or leave the devices in
conditions of extreme heat, severe
cold, or high humidity.
• Batteries are prone to leakage when
fully discharged. To avoid damage to
the product, be sure to remove the
batteries when leaving the product
unattended for prolonged periods or
when no charge remains.
• Dispose used batteries, packaging, and
old devices in accordance with
appropriate local environmental
regulations.
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• Turn off the camera’s power before
inserting or removing the remote
cord.
FEATURES DIAGRAM
interchangeable
shutter release cable
antenna
confirmation LED
confirmation LEDs
Transmitter
Receiver
shutter release button
shutter release button
shot selector
hold/ready button
power/set button
lanyard loop
battery bay
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POWERING UP
Turning ON the Receiver: Press and
hold the Set/Power button until the
red LED comes on. The Receiver turns
off the same way. Press and hold the
Set/Power button until the red LED
turns off.
Turning ON the Transmitter: There
is no need for a power button on the
Transmitter. The Transmitter is always
ready to fire and uses power
only when you press the shutter
release button.
Press and hold the Set/Power
button for ~3 seconds to power up
the Receiver.
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SETTING THE SMART CODE
The FreeWave supports 16,000,000
possible radio channels. 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’s best to use the Smart
Code technology to sense the “quiet”
frequencies in your environment and
re-synchronize on that channel.
Multiple receivers can be programmed
to respond to a single transmitter,
allowing you to trigger several cameras
with a single transmitter.
To synchronize the Transmitter
and Receiver(s):
1. Turn on the Receiver(s) by pressing
and holding the Set/Power button
until the left red LED comes on.
2. Set the Receiver(s) to Ready and the
Transmitter to Single/Bulb.
3. Press the Set/Power button on the
Receiver(s) five times. The right LED
will begin blinking red.
4. Fully depress the shutter button on
the Transmitter. The right LED on the
Receiver(s) will blink and then turn off.
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5. Your Smart Code is set and will
remain set to this code even after the
Receiver is turned off.
To test for synchronization, press the
shutter release button on the
Transmitter. If you press halfway, the
right LED on the Receiver will light
green. Pressing all the way will turn the
LED red. If you don’t see this
confirmation, re-synchronize the units.
MOUNTING THE RECEIVER
If using the FreeWave wirelessly, mount
the Receiver on your camera’s hot shoe,
facing forwards or backwards.
If your camera’s hot shoe is in use, you
can use an optional straight bracket
accessory (Vello CB-600) to attach the
Receiver to your camera.
With your camera and Receiver OFF,
connect the shutter release cable’s
sub-mini plug end to the Receiver and
the other end to your camera’s shutter
release jack. Power up your camera and
Receiver.
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SINGLE SHOTS | WIRELESSLY
1. Turn on the Receiver by pressing and
holding the Set/Power button until
the left red LED comes on.
2. Set the Receiver to Ready and the
Transmitter to Single/Bulb.
3. Press the Transmitter’s shutter
release button halfway to wake or
focus your camera (if set to Auto
Focus). The LED will turn green.
4. Fully depress the shutter button on
the Transmitter. The LED will turn
red and the shutter will be triggered.
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TWO SECOND DELAY / WIRELESSLY
1. Turn on the Receiver by pressing and
holding the Set/Power button until
the left red LED comes on.
2. Set the Receiver to Ready and the
Transmitter to 2 Sec Delay.
3. Press the Transmitter’s shutter
release button halfway to focus the
camera (if set to Auto Focus).
The LED will turn green.
4. Fully depress the shutter button on
the Transmitter. The LED will turn
red and the shutter will be triggered
after a two second delay.
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CONTINUOUS MODE / WIRELESSLY
1. Turn on the Receiver by pressing and
holding the Set/Power button until
the left red LED comes on.
2. Set the Receiver to Ready and the
Transmitter to Cont.
3. Press the Transmitter’s shutter
release button halfway to focus the
camera (if set to Auto Focus). The
LED will turn green.
4. If your camera is set to Single Shot
Mode, a full press of the Transmitter’s
shutter button will trigger the camera
to take five photos.
If your camera is set to Continuous
Mode, a full press of the Transmitter’s
shutter button will trigger the camera
to take continuous photos until you
release the shutter button.
To lock in Continuous Mode: Set the
Receiver to Ready and the Transmitter
to Single/Bulb. Set your camera to
Continuous Mode. Fully press the
Transmitter shutter button for four
seconds. The camera will continue to
take photos until you press the shutter
button again.
BULB MODE (LONG EXPOSURE) | WIRELESSLY
1. Set your camera to Bulb mode.
2. Turn on the Receiver by pressing and
holding the Set/Power button until
the left red LED comes on.
3. Set the Receiver to Ready and the
Transmitter to Single/Bulb.
5. Fully depress the Transmitter’s
shutter button for three seconds
until the red LED on the Transmitter
turns off. The shutter will remain
open until you half-press or full-press
the shutter button again.
4. Press the Transmitter’s shutter
release button halfway to wake or
focus the camera (if set to Auto
Focus). The LED will turn green.
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SINGLE SHOTS | WIRED
The FreeWave Receiver can also be
used as a wired remote. With your
camera and receiver OFF, connect the
shutter release cable’s miniplug end to
the Receiver and the other end to your
camera’s shutter release jack. Power up
your camera. The Receiver does not
need to be on, but because the Receiver
does not need power in wired mode,
the LEDs will not light.
1. Turn on the Receiver by pressing and
holding the Set/Power button until
the left red LED comes on.
2. Set the Receiver to Ready.
3. Press the Receiver’s shutter release
button halfway to wake or focus your
camera (if set to Auto Focus). The
confirmation LED will not display, so
be sure to manually focus or allow
the camera to Auto Focus without
confirmation.
4. Fully depress the shutter button on
the Receiver. The shutter will be
triggered.
Moving the Receiver switch to Hold
will also trigger the shutter.
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CONTINUOUS MODE | WIRED
1. Power up your camera and set it to
Continuous Mode. The Receiver does
not need to be on, but because the
Receiver does not need power in
wired mode, the LEDs will not light.
2. Set the Receiver switch to Ready.
3. Press the shutter release button
halfway to wake or focus the camera
(if set to Auto Focus).
The confirmation LED will not
display, so be sure to focus manually
or allow the camera to Auto Focus
without confirmation.
4. A full press of the shutter button will
trigger the camera to take
continuous photos until you release
the shutter button.
You can also take continuous photos by
moving the Receiver switch to the
Hold position. The camera will take
photos until you move the switch back
to the Ready position.
BULB MODE (LONG EXPOSURE) | WIRED
1. Power up your camera and set it to
Bulb Mode. The Receiver does not
need to be on, but because the
Receiver does not need power in
wired mode, the LEDs will not light.
2. Set the Receiver to Ready.
3. Press the Receiver’s shutter release
button halfway to wake or focus the
camera (if set to Auto Focus). The
confirmation LED will not display, so
be sure to focus manually or allow
the camera to Auto Focus without
confirmation.
4. Fully depress the Receiver’s shutter
button to take the shot. The shutter
will stay open as long as the shutter
button is pressed.
Sliding the Receiver switch to the Hold
position will keep the shutter open until
the switch is returned to the Ready
position.
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CHANGING THE BATTERIES
The FreeWave Receiver uses a CR2 3V
battery which should last through
approximately 20,000 triggers. It is easy
to change. Slide open the battery door
on the end of the unit.
The FreeWave Transmitter uses a 23A
12V battery, which should last three
years under normal conditions. To
replace the battery, release two screws
on the back of the unit to access the
battery. Be sure to line up the catches
on the selector switch before closing.
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CAMERA RELEASE CABLES
The FreeWave includes a camera
release cable that enables the remote to
work with certain models of cameras,
but just by changing the camera release
cable, a single FreeWave Receiver can
work with many other cameras as well.
At right are models of Vello Camera
Release Cables for FreeWave and the
cameras they support. For these cables,
and cables for other camera models,
check with your Vello dealer.
RCC-C2 – Canon EOS 10D / 20D / 30D / 40D / 50D / 5D / 5D Mark II / 5D Mark III / 7D / 1D / Mark II /
Mark IIn / Mark III /Mark IV / 1DS / Mark II/ Mark III / 1D X
RCC-N1 – Nikon D1 / D1H / D1X / D2 / D2H/ D2Hs / D2X / D2XS / D3 / D3X / D3S / D4 / D200 /
D300 / D300s / D700 / D800 / D800E Fuji S3pro / S5Pro Kodak DCS-14N
RCC-C1 – Canon EOS 30 / 33 / 50 / 60D / 300 / Digital Rebel (300D) / XT (350D) / XTi (400D) / XSi
(450D) / XS (1000D) / T1i (500D) / T2i (550D) / T3 (1100D) / T3i (600D) / Powershot G10 /
G11 / G12 / G1 X Contax N / 645 Pentax K100D / K110D / K200D / K10D / K20D / K-5 /
K-7 / *ist DS / DS2 / DL2 / DL / D Sigma SD1
Samsung GX-1S / GX-1L / GX-10 / GX-20 / NX Series
RCC-S1 – Sony α100 / α200 / α300 / α350 / α500 / α550 / α560 / α580 / α700 / α850 / α900 / SLT α33 /
α35 / α55 / α57 / α65 / α77
RCC-O1 – Olympus E400 /E410 / E420 / E450 /
E510 / E520 / E620 / E-P2 / E-P3 / E-PL2 /
E-PL3 / E-PM1 / SP-510UZ / SP-550UZ /
SP-560UZ / SP-570UZ / XZ-1
RCC-N3
RCC-C2
RCC-S1
RCC-O2 – Olympus E-1/ E-3/ E-5
RCC-O1
RCC-N1
RCC-N3 – Nikon D70s / D80
RCC-N2 – Nikon D90 / D3100 / D3200 / D5000 /
RCC-N2
RCC-C1
D5100 / D7000
RCC-P1
RCC-P1 – Panasonic DMC-L1 / DMC-L10/ DMC-G1/
DMC-GF1 / DMC-GH1 / DMC-GX1/
DMC-G2 / DMC-GH2 / DMC-G3 /
RCC-O2
DMC-G10 / DMC-FZ100 / DMC-FZ150
SPECIFICATIONS | TROUBLESHOOTING
Power
Battery Life
Smart Code Channels
Range
Frequency
Confirmation LEDs
Shutter Modes
Transmitter
Receiver
12V / 23A
3V / CR2
up to 3 years
approx. 20,000 triggers
16,000,000 possible codes
100m (320 ft) with no obstructions
433 MHz
2 color
single shot, 2-second delay, continuous, & bulb
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Troubleshooting
Problems with the FreeWave can be
traced to the following most common
causes. Perform the following steps to
diagnose the problem:
• Check that the shutter release cable is
in good condition and is properly
connected.
• Make sure that the Receiver switch
has not been set to Hold.
• Remove the battery from the
Receiver, reinsert it, and reset the
Smart Code.
KEY
FCC FEATURES
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Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful
interference;
2. This device must accept any
interference received,
including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Any changes or modifications (including
the antennae) made to this device that
are not expressly approved by the
manufacturer may void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
One-Year Limited Warranty
This VELLO product is warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal consumer use for a period of
one (1) year from the original purchase date or thirty (30) days after replacement, whichever occurs later. The warranty provider’s responsibility with respect
to this limited warranty shall be limited solely to repair or replacement, at the provider’s discretion, of any product that fails during normal use of this product
in its intended manner and in its intended environment. Inoperability of the product or part(s) shall be determined by the warranty provider. If the product has
been discontinued, the warranty provider reserves the right to replace it with a model of equivalent quality and function.
This warranty does not cover damage or defect caused by misuse, neglect, accident, alteration, abuse, improper installation or maintenance. EXCEPT AS
PROVIDED HEREIN, THE WARRANTY PROVIDER MAKES NEITHER ANY EXPRESS WARRANTIES NOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. This warranty provides you
with specific legal rights, and you may also have additional rights that vary from state to state.
To obtain warranty coverage, contact the Vello Customer Service Department to obtain a return merchandise authorization (“RMA”) number, and return the
defective product to Vello along with the RMA number and proof of purchase. Shipment of the defective product is at the purchaser’s own risk and expense.
For more information or to arrange service, visit www.vellogear.com or call Customer Service at 212-594-2353.
Product warranty provided by the Gradus Group.
www.gradusgroup.com
VELLO is a registered trademark of the Gradus Group.
www.vellogear.com
© Copyright 2014 Gradus Group
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