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Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set USA

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  • For All EOS Cameras Using the N3 Control Socket

The Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set is an extended range infrared strobe-type wireless control system designed for professional and advanced amateur users of EOS cameras with the N3 remote control socket (EOS-1Ds Mark II, 1Ds, 1D Mark II, 1D, 5D, 7D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, D60, D30, D2000, 1V HS, 1V, EOS 3, etc.) The LC-5 remote system is very handy for taking pictures of subjects that are difficult to approach, or to minimize vibration for close-ups and time exposure.

The remote fires the camera from a maximum distance of ~300' (90m), and several sets of LC-5 remotes can be linked together for greater distances. There are 4 control modes: single exposure, continuous exposure, test, and a 3.5-second delay mode. The 2-stage switch permits individual control of metering and shutter release, and can be switched to single-step mode if desired. Three transmission channels are available to prevent interference between adjacent units, as well as the "All" position for operating several cameras from 1 individual transmitter to multiple receivers.

The LC-5's receiver can be mounted on the camera hot shoe, but the set also comes supplied with a mounting bracket that leaves the hot shoe free for a flash. It is powered by 8 AA alkaline-manganese, NiMH, or NiCd rechargeable batteries (4 for transmitter & 4 for receiver).

The remote will fire the camera shutter from up to a maximum distance of approx. 300' (100 m), and several sets can be linked together.
There are four control modes: single exposure, continuous exposure, test and 3.5-second delay.
The 2-stage switch permits individual control of metering and shutter release, with similar functions to the camera shutter button, and can be switched to single-step mode.
Three transmitter channels are available, plus an "All" position for operating several cameras from an individual transmitter via multiple receivers.
The receiver can be mounted on the camera hot shoe, but the set also comes supplied with a mounting bracket that leaves the hot shoe free for a flash.
Powered by 8 AA alkaline-manganese, NiMH, or NiCd rechargeable batteries (4 for transmitter and 4 for receiver).
Range of Operation 300' (90m)
Power Source Transmitter: 4x AA 1.5v batteries 
Receiver: 4x AA 1.5v batteries 
Dimensions Transmitter: 2.7 x 6.4 x .9" (69 x 163 x 22mm)
Receiver: 2.5 x 3 x 3.6" (64 x 75 x 93mm)
Weight (without Batteries) Transmitter: 4.6 oz (130g)
Receiver: 4.2 oz (120g)
Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set
  • Receiver
  • Transmitter
  • Camera Mounting Bracket
  • Case
  • 1-Year Canon USA Warranty
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    CanonLC-5 Wireless Controller Set
     
    4.3

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (17)
    • Reliable (12)
    • Durable (7)
    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (8)
    • Pricey / poor value (4)

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (9)
    • Landscape photography (7)
    • Portraits (7)
    • Studio (6)
    • Home (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (10), Semi-professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Outdoor animal capture

    I use this to capture birds in flight or landing on a prefocused feeding point. It allows me to put the camera VERY close (even use macro lenses) and yet not spook my...Read complete review

    I use this to capture birds in flight or landing on a prefocused feeding point. It allows me to put the camera VERY close (even use macro lenses) and yet not spook my subject. If you want to capture birds or animals that come to feed at known points, this is the best way to put your camera close to the subject without spooking the animals.

    My only wish is that Canon would consider additional interface products for this like an infra-red tripping mechanism that would release the shutter instead of manual. Also, I would like to have the receiver sold seperate.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Inadequate for The Price

    Nicely made, but at this price point, I expected more - the communication technology used in this remote is very basic. As a wildlife photographer, I need to prefocus on my place of...Read complete review

    Nicely made, but at this price point, I expected more - the communication technology used in this remote is very basic. As a wildlife photographer, I need to prefocus on my place of interest and capture the action with small bursts of continuous shooting, but I find this device inadequate in 3 areas:
    1) There is a distinct an annoying "lag" between pressing the button and getting the first shot
    2) The shutter fires for quite a while after releasing the button (Canon 1D Mk 3) and
    3) You need a very clear line of sight to the receiver - I miss many shots through not lining up perfectly, even at half the unit's stated range.

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    3.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By Cooldude

    from Kaktovik, AK

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Landscape Photography
      • Studio
      • Traveling

      Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

      So far I've taken pictures of northern lights with what I bought and all used from B&H, I tell you m sure got cold setting up my camera and taking pictures, this was my first time I got to hear the northern lights because of B&H !!!!!

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Easy to use and dependable

      By Audidudi

      from Kennewick, WA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Too Many Batteries 4 Aas

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Studio

      Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

      I use the LC-5 when I want to be in the phot or if there is concern about any wiggle as in a mirror locked time lapse exposure. It is very simple to use and requred no setup.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great but expensive

      By genntonik

      from NYC

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

        Great realiable controller... A little bigger and more basic than I had hoped but none the less works just fine.

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        • No

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        4.0

        works just fine

        By Kevin De Mille

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

        Nice features, nice range. If I had to criticize something it would be that the controller and reciever could each be smaller, more compact. The controller is the size of a cable TV remote control.

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        • No

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Reliable but expensive

        By Ken

        from Melbourne, Australia

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Expensive
        • Lacks versatility

        Best Uses

        • Long telephotos
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

        I use this mainly with long telephotos for wildlife shoots. Given that it only operates line of sight, is bulky and expensive, the only good reason to buy is that it provides a secure and reliable connection to the camera. Third party brands, whilst perhaps providing more versatility, often have poor connections resulting, sometimes, in no release of the shutter when the button is pressed and lost opportunities.

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        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Reliable but over-priced

        By Ken

        from Melbourne Australia

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Long lens photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

        I use this mainly on wildlife photography to reduce the risk of camera shake when using long telephotos. My experience with 3rd party brands is that they have unreliable camera connections resulting in occasional press of the shutter button with no consequential release of the shutter and therefore lost picture opportunities. There's really not much other good reason to pay the exorbitant price as the product is limited to line of sight and, compared to 3rd party brands, quite cumbersome. It also lacks some, albeit not particularly important, features available on 3rd party brands.

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        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Super Flexibility and Great Range

        By Poppy

        from Texas

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Portraits
          • Studio
          • Traveling

          Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

          Complete control within a 300 ft radius. Great for wildlife, candid shots of kids in a natural environment, self potraits and family photos(delay mode gives ample time to hide the transmitter). Easy to set up and use.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Fabulous controller

          By Jennifer

          from michigan

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

            Very easy to use. Durable.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Totally met my expectations

            By Larry

            from Woodbury, NJ

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography
              • Wildlife Photography

              Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

              The first day I received the wireless controller, I placed the receiver on my Cannon EOS 50D with macro lens and zoomed into certain flowers that hummingbirds were visiting in my garden. I then waited from my house for the hummingbirds to come to the selected flowers, set the transmitter and camera to rapid fire and produced some terrific closeup shots. This wireless controller was easy to set-up and has nice features that allow you to face the receiver in the direction of the transmitter. I have used it at distance of more than 100 feet so far with no problem.

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              5.0

              WOrks as advertized!

              By Wildlife Supervisor

              from Texas

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

                It flawlessly operates my Canon EOS 50D for capturing hummingbirds feeding.

                Caution should be used when buying one it may make you want additional cameras to better capture moving objects

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                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love It!

                By Krist

                from Fairbanks AK

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

                  I bought this so we could "all" be in the photos, and it works great!!!!

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Out of the box Good

                  By Winnie

                  from Glenshaw, PA

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography

                    Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

                    Used for a wedding shoot and it exceeded my expectations! Received on Thursday and Shot on Friday. I set up two cameras and operated by remote. Had to, because I was "Father of the Bride". Love the product.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great product

                    By Chuck the shooter

                    from Bay Area, CA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography

                    Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

                    It is really easy to use for distance shooting and macro shots. Don't have to do a lot of reading of the manual as it's pretty simple. However, wish the transmitter wasn't so big. It takes up a lot of room in the camera bag and you need a big pocket to carry it in.

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                    (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Inadequate for The Price

                    By BirdMan

                    from South Africa

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Bulky
                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Action
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

                    Nicely made, but at this price point, I expected more - the communication technology used in this remote is very basic. As a wildlife photographer, I need to prefocus on my place of interest and capture the action with small bursts of continuous shooting, but I find this device inadequate in 3 areas:
                    1) There is a distinct an annoying "lag" between pressing the button and getting the first shot
                    2) The shutter fires for quite a while after releasing the button (Canon 1D Mk 3) and
                    3) You need a very clear line of sight to the receiver - I miss many shots through not lining up perfectly, even at half the unit's stated range.

                    Share this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Wireless controller

                    By Barry

                    from Redmond, Washington State

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • HDR
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography

                    Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

                    This product works as advertised. I was surprised at the larger size of the unit. I thought it could have been built into a smaller package. The remote trigger is larger then it really needs to be.

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Got what I expected

                    By Janet

                    from Joburg, South Africa

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

                      using this product to photograph wildlife, it offers opportunity to set up camera 100m away from your subject so you don't interfere with their natural behaviour.

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                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      not perfect,but what I like

                      By Dale

                      from Madison Ct

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

                          Had 3. very very expensive for the product . far less expensive ways to remotely shoot camera, but I like the feed back from shutter while shooting .
                          had 1 that failed after 2 months no help from canon..not happy with that scene as I shoot events and need back up from companies creating my equipment.

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                          (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent Outdoor animal capture

                          By Photo Pete

                          from Nashville, TN

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • High Quality

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoor animal photograph

                          Comments about Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set:

                          I use this to capture birds in flight or landing on a prefocused feeding point. It allows me to put the camera VERY close (even use macro lenses) and yet not spook my subject. If you want to capture birds or animals that come to feed at known points, this is the best way to put your camera close to the subject without spooking the animals.

                          My only wish is that Canon would consider additional interface products for this like an infra-red tripping mechanism that would release the shutter instead of manual. Also, I would like to have the receiver sold seperate.

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