Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set

Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set

Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set

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  • For All EOS Cameras Using the N3 Control Socket
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Canon LC-5 overview

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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).
UPC: 013803054408
In the Box
Canon LC-5 Wireless Controller Set
  • Receiver
  • Transmitter
  • Camera Mounting Bracket
  • Case
  • 1-Year Canon USA Warranty
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    Canon LC-5 specs

    Release Type Wireless: IR (Infrared)
    Camera Connection Canon 3-pin (N3)
    Interval Timer/Programmable No
    Live View No
    Mobile Device/App-enabled No
    Wireless Range 300'; / 91.4 m
    Receiver Dimensions 2.5 x 3.0 x 3.6" / 64.0 x 75.0 x 93.0 mm
    Receiver Power Source Battery
    Receiver Battery Requirements 4 x AA
    Receiver Weight 4.2 oz / 120 g (without batteries)
    Transmitter Power Source Battery
    Transmitter Battery Requirements 4 x AA
    Transmitter Dimensions 2.7 x 6.4 x 0.9" / 69.0 x 163.0 x 22.0 mm
    Transmitter Weight 4.6 oz / 130 g (without batteries)
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    Package Weight 1.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 x 4.8 x 3.5"

    Canon LC-5 reviews

    LC-5 Wireless Controller Set is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2009-11-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2009-02-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally met my expectations 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.
    Date published: 2010-09-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Reliable but over-priced 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.
    Date published: 2011-01-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from not perfect,but what I like 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.
    Date published: 2009-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Flexibility and Great Range 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.
    Date published: 2011-01-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and very easy to use wireless controller Really nice wireless controller and very easy to use. Works great for those long distance telephoto shots where you don't want any wobble or motion even if camera is mounted on a tripod.
    Date published: 2017-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and dependable 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.
    Date published: 2012-10-24
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